Winner of the Ditmar Award, finalist for the Ned Kelly Award for First Crime Novel.
"I really, really enjoyed the book. It was an absolute page-turner, rising tension, as well as a lovely mystery yarn." --Karen Joy Fowler
”A mystery within a mystery, this literary detective novel set in Australia begins when unemployed college graduate Mel Kirksley bumps into her ‘almost step-mother’, who knows of a perfect temporary job. Soon, Mel is hired by Roxanna Press, a feminist publishing company, to sleuth out the name of an anonymous author whose 1865 novel was serialized in the Tolletown Chronicle newspaper.” – Publishers Weekly