In order to reach the truth about the murders, they have to uncover the asylum's darkest secrets… It is 1884 and the eager young Doctor Hamish Hart is drawn from his research to investigate the hanging deaths of a female inmate and her lover at the Dunwich Benevolent Asylum on Stradbroke Island. The Superintendent insists the deaths are suicide, the sad fate of star-crossed lovers. However, Hamish suspects murder. Driven by a passionate interest in social justice, Hamish, and his friend Rita, realise there is a view of the asylum that has been obscured from the authorities. Step into the dark world of mystery and intrigue with one of fictions newest medical detectives… Keep one eye on the future with the publication of book two in The Dr Hamish Hart Mysteries; The Plantation Murders Arriving everywhere great books are sold soon. “Splendid, exciting, and very intriguing…a wonderful book and a great opener to a new mystery series and sleuth…hungry for the next one as this one delivered so much more than expected with amazing locations and characters and plot…a great new author…5 stars” Caroline, Indiebooks reviewer.
Dr Karen Thurecht has a PhD in medical anthropology and a lifelong interest in cultural belief systems relating to health and medicine. Karen has taught cultural history at the University of Queensland Medical School and the Griffith University Medical School, and supervised Masters and PhD students in Public Health across the country. Karen has previously published two non-fiction books, one relating to women's health and the other about our need to understand our lives through story. Karen lives on North Stradbroke Island with her husband and is working on a murder mystery series set in Queensland in the 1880's, involving an eager young doctor, Hamish Hart.