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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 My Island Homicide
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'When Thea Dari-Jones take the job a Officer in Charge of the Thursday Island police station in Torres Strait, she has no idea that her desire to start anew and return to her mother's Islander roots will be the greatest challenge of her life.'

'Arriving with visions of enjoying a relaxed, idyllic island lifestyle, she finds instead a close-knit community divided by a brutal crime. But a coincidental meeting with Islander fisherman Jonah shows her a gentler side of life in the topics.'

As Thea investigates the tragedy, a series of surprising events lead her through the landscape and language of the locals, most of whom are convinced that Maydh, or black magic, is responsible. As the case goes to trail, Thea has to choose between the life she's left behind and the unexpected ties of her new island home.' (Source: Backcover)

Notes

  • Epigraph: I do not think that many people have been to Thursday Island. It is in the Torres Straits and is so called because it was discovered on a Thursday by Captain Cook. I went there since they told me in Sydney that it was the last place God ever made. They said there was nothing to see and warned me that I should probably get my throat cut.

    -French Joe, W. Somerset Maugham

  • Dedication: for Tony
  • Other formats: Also e-book, and kindle

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Island of the Unexpected
      2012 .
      (Manuscript) assertion

Works about this Work

Murder in Paradise on Shortlist for Award Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 November 2014; (p. 54)
Review : My Island Homicide Jenny Summerville , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December/January 2013; (p. 32)

— Review of My Island Homicide Catherine Titasey , 2012 single work novel
[Untitled] Louis Nowra , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 93 2013; (p. 54)

— Review of My Island Homicide Catherine Titasey , 2012 single work novel
Thursday Island Writers Make a Mark Aaron Smith , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 2-8 September no. 1081 2013; (p. 4)
Pick of the Week : My Island Homicide 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 September 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of My Island Homicide Catherine Titasey , 2012 single work novel
A Juicy Journey Into Tropical Gothic Andrew Fuhrmann , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 1 September 2013; (p. 13) The Sunday Age , 1 September 2013; (p. 13)

— Review of My Island Homicide Catherine Titasey , 2012 single work novel
Pick of the Week : My Island Homicide 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 21 September 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of My Island Homicide Catherine Titasey , 2012 single work novel
[Untitled] Louis Nowra , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 93 2013; (p. 54)

— Review of My Island Homicide Catherine Titasey , 2012 single work novel
Review : My Island Homicide Jenny Summerville , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December/January 2013; (p. 32)

— Review of My Island Homicide Catherine Titasey , 2012 single work novel
Island Hit for Author of Crime Fran Metcalf , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 August 2012; (p. 11)
The Courier-Mail Fran Metcalf , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 5 September 2012; (p. 1, 4, 22)
Island Author Up For An Unexpected Reward Mark Roy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 3 September no. 1031 2012; (p. 4)
Thursday Island Author Emerges as a Winner Mark Roy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Torres News , 10 September no. 1032 2012; (p. 3)
Getting Straight to Her Point Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 14-15 September 2013; (p. 20-21)
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