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Plantation Murders

By Karen Thurecht - ISBN: 9781922594693

RRP: $26.95

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Dr Karen Thurecht has a PhD in medical anthropology and a lifelong interest in cultural belief systems relating to health and medicine. Karen has taught cultural history at the University of Queensland Medical School and the Griffith University Medical School, and supervised Masters and PhD students in Public Health across the country. Karen has previously published two non-fiction books, one relating to women's health and the other about our need to understand our lives through story. Karen lives on North Stradbroke Island with her husband and is working on a murder mystery series set in Queensland in the 1880's, involving an eager young doctor, Hamish Hart.

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Plantation Murders

By Karen Thurecht - ISBN: 9781922594693

RRP: $26.95

When another suspicious murder takes place, Hamish is in a race against time to identify the killer…

It’s 1885 and a South Sea Island labourer, Kaelo, is the primary suspect in the murder of a Logan sugar plantation manager and the citizens of Brisbane are outraged, and none want to know when Dr Hamish Hart discovers that Kaelo could not have been responsible for the manager’s death. Public sentiment is running high against political turmoil and the citizens are looking for a scapegoat. 

Driven by his commitment to social justice, Hamish is convinced the answer to the mystery lies within the fraught relationships between the members of the Daniels family who own the Cloverton Plantation. It is when another suspicious murder occurs, and a crazed mob attempt to lynch the terrified Kaelo, that Hamish realises he is in a race against time to unravel the family’s dark secrets and to identify the killer before anyone else dies at the hand of a murderer...

Love the Series so far? Keep an eye out for the next exciting mystery to come for Dr Hamish Hart in Murder in Frog's Hollow.

“Karen Thurecht has done it again with a captivating and engrossing mystery set in a detailed period of Australian history and culture… Her attention to detail and thought-provoking characters blended with her tapestry of plot is exceptional… Brilliant…” Thomas, Indie Book reviewer

Also by Karen Thurecht

 Death at Deepwater Point


NSW Premier+39s Award - Plantation Murders Library of QLD Nominations 2022 - Plantation Murders

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