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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 A Darker Music
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'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.)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    The man that hath no music in himself,

    Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,

    Is fit for treasons, strategems and spoils:

    The motions of his spirit are dull as night,

    And his affections dark as Erebus.

    Let no such man be trusted.

    William Shakespeare. The Merchant of Venice.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2010 .
      Extent: 312p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: October 2010.
      ISBN: 9781921640650 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Darker Voices Carmel Bird , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2010 - January 2011 no. 327 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Inga Simpson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 10 no. 4 2010;

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 October 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Candice Cappe , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 October 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel ; Like Being a Wife Catherine Harris , 2009 selected work short story
Review Mary Philip , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 25 - 26 September 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 3 October 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel ; Like Being a Wife Catherine Harris , 2009 selected work short story
Untitled Candice Cappe , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 October 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Inga Simpson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 10 no. 4 2010;

— Review of A Darker Music Maris Morton , 2010 single work novel
First-Novel Triumph, at 70 Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 19 February 2010; (p. 14)
Undercover Susan Wyndham , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 February 2010; (p. 26)
A column canvassing current literary news including a report on the first issue of the literary journal Kill Your Darlings. Wyndham also notes the winner of the inaugural CAL Scribe Fiction Prize - Maris Morton for A Darker Music.
Repeat Offenders George Dunford , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Spring vol. 69 no. 3 2010; (p. 142-148)
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