Books by Margaret Hickey
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Out now! Available here: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/broken-bay-9780143777267 From the author of the bestselling Cutters End and Stone Town, a captivating new crime novel featuring Detective Mark Ariti. Old loyalties and decades-long feuds rise to the surface in this stunning crime novel, set in a spectacular Australian landscape known for its jagged cliffs and hidden caves. Detective Sergeant Mark Ariti has taken a few days’ holiday in Broken Bay at precisely the wrong time. The small fishing town on South Australia’s Limestone Coast is now the scene of a terrible tragedy. Renowned cave diver Mya Rennik has drowned while exploring a sinkhole on the land of wealthy farmer Frank Doyle. As the press descends, Mark’s boss orders him to stay put and assist the police operation. But when they retrieve Mya's body, a whole new mystery is opened up, around the disappearance of a young local woman twenty years before . . . Suddenly Mark is diving deep into the town’s history - and in particular the simmering rivalry between its two most prominent families, the Doyles and Sinclairs. Then a murder takes place at the Sinclairs’ old home – and Mark is left wondering which is more dangerous: Broken Bay’s hidden subterranean world or the secretive town above it . . .
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Margaret Hickey, prolific author, teacher, and playwright shares how her passion for landscape saturates her story development and characters in her new novel Stone Town.
Stone Town is captivating new rural crime drama from the author of the bestselling Cutters End. With its gold-rush history long in the past, Stone Town has seen better days. And it’s now in the headlines for all the wrong reasons . . . Available now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/stone-town-9780143777274
Stone Town is captivating new rural crime drama from the author of the bestselling Cutters End. Out July 1. https://www.penguin.com.au/books/stone-town-9780143777274
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