After a childhood in Mornington, Victoria, Fional Moorhead completed an Arts degree at the University of Tasmania. She was a teacher for a few years before becoming a full-time writer in 1973. She has been involved in the women's liberation movement since the 1970s and followed the philosophy of radical feminism during the 1980s. Moorhead has been the recipient of large grants from the Literature Board of the Australia Council.
'...In love and in war there is killing, but is it still murder? Beginning with the discovery of an unidentified corpse, buried under a conspicuous plantation of marijuana seedlings in Wiley Park, Still Murder twists and turns giving voice to different perpetrators and victims of violence, from war to domestic violence. Senior Detective Margot Gorman has been assigned to watch over a raving woman in an asylum. What could a madwoman know? And Peter, the sportsman, can he become a warrior in Vietnam? With a deft hand, the author challenges the traditional stereotypes of a crime novel with questions of politics, patriarchy, sanity and murder...' (Source: Publisher's website)