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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 Verity Birdwood Mystery
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Grim Pickings Jennifer Rowe , Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1987 Z401723 1987 single work novel crime mystery
— Appears in: Sovremennyi avstraliiskii detektiv 1990; (p. Page numbers not available)
'Yes, the old crowd had gathered at Aunt Alice's once again - to pick apples against a chilly orchard setting. Beneath the surface was the usual boiling jealousies, frustrations and uneasy gaps between the generations and in-laws. Or was there something different about this year?' (Source: back cover, 1988 edition)
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y separately published work icon Murder by the Book Jennifer Rowe , Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1989 Z10955 1989 single work novel crime mystery It's party time at Berry & Michaels, one of Australia's oldest book publishers. The company is celebrating its recent takeover and the most important Berry & Michaels authors are coming from all over the country. Quentin Hale, the company's new Managing Director from England, thinks this party will be marvellous publicity, but some of the staff don't seem to be in a celebratory mood. Then the murders begin. (Source: dustjacket, 1989 edition)
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y separately published work icon Death in Store Jennifer Rowe , North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1991 Z158053 1991 selected work short story crime mystery Christmas at Fredericks department store is a grand tradition. This year once again the carols are playing, the fairy lights are shining and the Fredericks Santa Claus is reigning in his Grotto. From the languorous angels in Lingerie to the twinkling trees in Toys, no expense has been spared to create the Fredericks Christmas magic. But this year among the staff at the big store goodwill to all men is noticeably lacking, as Verity Birdwood, researcher turned amateur sleuth, is soon to discover. For beneath professional smiles lie thoughts of murder. And for someone, this Christmas will be their last... (Source: back cover, 1991 edition)
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y separately published work icon The Makeover Murders Jennifer Rowe , North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1992 Z461645 1992 single work novel crime mystery 'At discreet Deepdene, the guests are ready to test for themselves the makeover mansion's claim that every woman can - with expensive encouragement - realise her full beauty. Among those guests is Verity Birdwood who, like her surroundings, is not all that she seems. But even sharp, resourceful Birdie does not suspect that within Deepdene's silk-lined walls is an enemy with murder in mind.' (Source: back cover, 1992 paperback edition)
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y separately published work icon Stranglehold Jennifer Rowe , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1993 Z491611 1993 single work novel crime mystery Max Tully, controversial, irrepressible radio superstar, is a man who loves surprises. But when he makes an unexpected announcement at his seventieth birthday party it leads to a complicated web of tangled emotions and murder. It seems that this time Max has gone too far. Cool and logical, Verity Birdwood arrives on the scene. But Verity's routine investigation becomes a hunt for a killer, and as terror stalks Max's house by the sea, Verity finds herself caught in a web that nearly costs her life. (Source: back cover, 1994 edition)
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y separately published work icon Lamb to the Slaughter Jennifer Rowe , St Leonards : Allen and Unwin , 1995 Z222960 1995 single work novel crime mystery Debate rages when Trevor Lamb, convicted five years ago for the brutal murder of his wife, is released with a pardon. Passions run high, especially in Hope's End, the tiny rural backwater that is home to the notorious Lamb clan. When, twenty-four hours after his release, Trevor Lamb is found dead in his hometown shack, the police think it's an open and shut case. Privately, some think it's no more than Lamb deserved. But then matters take a shocking twist and private investigator Verity Birdwood finds herself compelled to uncover the truth. (Source: back cover, 1996 edition)

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A Conversation with Jennifer Rowe 1999 single work interview
— Appears in: Deadline 1999; (p. unpaginated) Deadline 1999;
A Conversation with Jennifer Rowe 1999 single work interview
— Appears in: Deadline 1999; (p. unpaginated) Deadline 1999;
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