Bloodwood Grove by George O'Connell978-1-922542-88-5, 978-1-922628-16-9
The Australian Outback is unforgiving. Unlawful people seek refuge there. But perhaps the evil of Jekyll and Hyde is already right before them. The small community of Karinya Circle is rocked with a wicked and cryptic crime. Could a local Aboriginal man who is a life-long friend of Ivan the roadhouse manager, solve the tragic mystery?
Trevor, an unusual character from Sydney, says he stumbled upon a dead body. He soon becomes the number-one suspect. Why did he escape to the Outback? It’s on everyone’s minds. Station manager Arch becomes embroiled in the disturbing case along with a retired lawyer who runs a pub in nearby Tibgolders.
Devious activities occur and more dark backstories emerge as the destructive relationships between the cast of characters mushrooms. Jim Walker, an Adelaide detective; Celia, a forensic scientist; and Ivan, work to solve the riddle.
Trim size: 6 x 9 (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page count: 294
Internal pages: B&W