Why Join?

  • Add New Books

  • Write a Review

  • Backpack Reading Lists

  • Monthly Newsletter

Join Now

The Apricot Colonel

Author(s): Marion Halligan

Location(s): Canberra, New South Wales

Genre(s): Mystery

Era(s): Modern

Location

Content

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.

Review this Book

To review this book, please

Log in

Book Reviews

Lead Review

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

Read review

Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021