* Contents derived from the Carlton,Parkville - Carlton area,Melbourne - North,Melbourne,Victoria,:Melbourne University Publishing,2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Detective Barnett, a friend of Sinclair's - tells the story of a case which he worked on through the Melbourne private detective agency he ran with a friend. A major calls him in on a case of suspected poisoning by his elder sister who, he claimed, was dependent on him. Barnett was taken in but his sister, Eliza, and the man-servant Crump, between them reveal the major's guilt. He finally murders his sister to prevent her leaving her money to a calculating thief disguised as a Christian woman, who had fooled her - and who robbed her the night of the murder. Eliza is shown to be more perceptive and more humanly motivated than her brother - she breaks detective rules and solves the case but is unable to prevent the murder. Written in the voices of detective Barnett and Eliza. (PB)
A police inspector, pursuing a bushranger, believes he has cornered him and is all set to make an arrest him when a reverend rides up to say he was robbed by the bushranger. However, all is not as it appears.
Bush girl left alone while the district is at a dance is threatened by two murderous sailors, rescued by a bushranger, and manages to help him leave the sailors for the law without being captured himself.