'The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of Venom House - perhaps because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, its treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghosts of the Aboriginals slaughtered by the Answerth ancestors. Whatever the reason, most people are content to give Venom House and its occupants a wide berth... until a couple of corpses turn up in the lake. Inspector Bonaparte has a sudden urge to get to knows the Answerths and their charming home much better... ' (Publication summary)
While tracking a murderer, Boney comes to a gloomy old house that was cursed by Aboriginal people a long time ago. There he finds two sisters twisted by jealousy and hate, a psychiatric nurse acting as housekeeper, and, locked away in an upstairs room, a powerful man with the brain of a child.
Writing Disability in Australia
|Type of disability||Intellectual disabilities (unspecified).|
|Type of character||Secondary.|
|Point of view||Third person.|