The Swan Island Connection is the second novel in Dorothy Johnston's sea-change mystery series, following on from Through a Camel's Eye. The murder of a 10-year-old boy, strangled with the lead of his dog, shocks the quiet coastal town of Victoria’s Queenscliff to its core.
Bobby lay curled like a seahorse, like a puppy… red marks round his throat… facing Swan Island.
The local senior constable, Chris Blackie and his deputy Anthea Merritt, expect the murder investigation to be handled by Geelong-baseddetectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit. But they’re blind-sided by the interest personnel from the secret military training base on Swan Island take in the case, strongly suspecting that the Detective Inspector may be taking direction from them.
Consigned to the edges of the investigation and fearing an imminent wrongful conviction, Chris and Anthea defy their superiors to follow their own lines of enquiry — at great personal risk.
A worthy addition to Dorothy Johnston’s sea-change mystery series, The Swan Island Connection once again brings Queenscliff to life with intrigue and exacting description.
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To hear more about Dorothy and her extensive career in crime fiction, be sure not to miss her appearance at the Queenscliffe Literary Festival on the 13th of May.