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Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 winner Scarlet Stiletto Awards Mystery with History Award

For 'Deathly Pallor'. The story shares a protagonist with She Be Damned.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Death of Me London : Legend Press , 2019 15483295 2019 single work novel thriller historical fiction

'The Continent, 1864: Two bomb attacks, three deaths.

'Clues to an elaborate assassination plot are intercepted in Paris and the authorities believe the assassin’s lair lies in Soho, London. Heloise Chancey, courtesan and professional detective, must go undercover to spy upon the nest of suspects and end their murderous conspiracy.

'Meanwhile, her Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen finds herself trapped in a deadly nightmare of deceit and madness. Will she be able to escape before time runs out? Danger keeps Heloise close company as she hunts evil down to its devilish source.'  (Publication summary)

2020 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon A Necessary Murder Neutral Bay : Pantera Press , 2018 14537943 2018 single work novel crime historical fiction

'Stoke Newington, 1863: Little Margaret Lovejoy is found brutally murdered in the outhouse of her family’s estate.

'A few days later, another victim is found on the doorstep of Eurasian courtesan and professional detective Heloise Chancey at her prestigious address. At the same time, Heloise’s mother, Amah Li Leen, must confront events from her past that threaten her present.

'In a maelstrom of murder and deceit, Heloise is caught up in a crime that reaches into the very heart of her existence.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon She Be Damned Neutral Bay : Pantera Press , 2017 11455107 2017 single work novel historical fiction crime

'London courtesan or professional sleuth? London, 1863: Prositutes in Waterloo are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim. The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective, Heloise Chancey, to investigate. With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust, before the killer strikes again.' (Publication summary)

2018 longlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Debut
2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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