A MATTER OF LOVE AND DEATH
Adelaide, 1931. Telephone switchboard operator Frances' life is difficult as sole provider for her mother and adopted uncle. But it's thrown into turmoil when she overhears a suspicious conversation on the phone, planning a murder. If a life is at risk, she should tell the police; but that would mean breaking her confidentiality clause and would cost her the job. And practical Frances, not prone to flights of fancy, soon begins to doubt the evidence of her own ears -it was a very bad line, after all... She decides to put it behind her, but it’s not easy. Luckily there is the charming, slightly dangerous nightclub owner Jack. Jack's no angel -six pm prohibition is in force, and what's a nightclub without champagne? But when Frances' earlier fears resurface, she knows that he's the person to confide in. Frances and Jack's hunt for the truth puts them in grave danger, and soon enough Frances will learn that some things really are a matter of love and death...
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WHAT THE READERS SAY
"A lovely historical cosy crime read, set in 1930s Australia - the characters are likeable, the setting is delightful and the whole thing is an easy, entertaining full-good read, reminiscent of Miss Fisher’s murder mysteries."
"I really enjoyed reading this book set in Australia during such a fascinating era. I was captivated throughout the twists and turns of the story and found Frances a refreshing and feisty lead character, determined to find out the truth but not entirely sure who to trust. I also enjoyed the way that, without losing pace or plot, the author conveyed a strong sense of the changing times and impact of the depression, with both compassion and insight."