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Katherine Kovacic Katherine Kovacic i(11581771 works by)
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y separately published work icon The Shifting Landscape Melbourne : Echo Publishing , 2020 18474763 2020 single work novel crime

'Art dealer Alex Clayton travels to Victoria's Western District to value the McMillan family's collection. At their historic sheep station, she finds an important and previously unknown colonial painting - and a family fraught with tension. There are arguments about the future of the property and its place in an ancient and highly significant indigenous landscape.

'When the family patriarch dies under mysterious circumstances and the painting is stolen, Alex decides to leave; then a toddler disappears and Alex's faithful dog Hogarth goes missing. With fears rising for the safety of both child and hound, Alex and her best friend John, who has been drawn into the mystery, join searchers scouring the countryside. But her attempts to unravel the McMillan family secrets have put Alex in danger, and she's not the only one.

'Will the killer claim another victim? Or will the landscape reveal its mysteries to Alex in time?' (Publication summary)

2021 winner Davitt Award Readers' Choice Award
2021 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon Painting in the Shadows Richmond : Echo Publishing , 2019 15073831 2019 single work novel crime

'Art dealer Alex Clayton and conservator John Porter are thrilled to be previewing the Melbourne International Museum of Art's newest exhibition, until they witness a museum worker collapse and badly damage a reportedly cursed painting. Belief in the curse is strengthened when MIMA's senior conservator Meredith Buchanan dies less than twenty-four hours later while repairing the work. But Alex and John are convinced there is a decidedly human element at work in the museum.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2020 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon The Portrait of Molly Dean Richmond : Echo Publishing , 2018 14690547 2018 single work novel crime historical fiction

'In 1999, art dealer Alex Clayton stumbles across a lost portrait of Molly Dean, an artist’s muse brutally slain in Melbourne in 1930. Alex buys the painting and sets out to uncover more details, but finds there are strange inconsistencies: Molly’s mother seemed unconcerned by her daughter’s violent death, the main suspect was never brought to trial despite compelling evidence, and vital records are missing. Alex enlists the help of her close friend, art conservator John Porter, and together they sift through the clues and deceptions that swirl around the last days of Molly Dean.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2019 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
2019 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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