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The Apricot Colonel

Author(s): Marion Halligan

Location(s): Canberra, New South Wales

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern



A beautiful man, and all she can do is tinker with his prose

For Cassandra, an editor, books are easy. It’s real life that’s the challenge: it doesn’t sit quietly and let itself be fixed. Right now Cassandra’s life seems far too heavy on the suspense, while the romance is distinctly unconvincing.

But that was before the murders started. And before she suspected that her own name was on the killer’s hit list

Murder, match-making and the dark arts of book editing: The Apricot Colonel is Halligan at her light-hearted best.

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Set in and around Canberra and NSW, this is an entertaining murder mystery.

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