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Maris Morton Maris Morton i(A112902 works by)
Born: Established: 1938 ;
Gender: Female
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'Maris Morton was an English teacher then Curator of Paintings at W.A. Art Gallery. Later she took on the position of Director of the Tweed River Art Gallery where she was instrumental in the design and construction of the new gallery in Murwillumbah, N.S.W. She is now working full time as a writer and novelist.' (Trove)

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 third place Ethel Webb Bundell Literary Award Short Story Awards for Gone for Good
2015 commended New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing Fiction for The Passionate Gardener

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon The Herb Gardener Fyshwick : Odyssey Books , 2014 7641013 2014 single work novel romance crime

'Still hurting after a painful divorce, Joanna leaves the city, moving with her six-year-old daughter Mia to a country town. She’s looking for a better, happier life, and when she meets farmer Chris Youngman, she discovers the possibility of a future as a farmer’s wife.

Joanna is at first dismayed by the unexpected isolation of the farm, but Chris’s affection helps her to adjust. Then the unexplained death of a young farm worker brings complications she could never have imagined, and Joanna has to fight for her happiness, her family, and even her own life.' (Publication summary)

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon A Darker Music Carlton North : Scribe , 2010 Z1666238 2010 single work novel

'When Mary Lanyon takes on the job of temporary housekeeper at Downe, a famous Merino stud, she is looking forward to staying in a gracious homestead with the wealthy Hazlitt family. The owner's wife, Clio, has been ill, and Mary's task is to get the house back into shape in the lead-up to the wedding of the only son and heir, Martin.

'When she arrives, however, Mary realises things are not right. Clio Hazlitt rarely ventures from her room. The house is shabby, redolent of dust and secrets. As a friendship develops between the women, Mary discovers answers to the questions that have puzzled her: What is the nature of Clio's illness? What has caused the grim estrangement between Clio and her husband? And why did Clio give up playing music, when she says it meant so much to her?

'A Darker Music is a gripping mystery that takes you into the heart of rural Western Australia, and into one family's troubled past.' (From the publisher's website.)

2010 winner CAL Scribe Fiction Prize
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