by Jan Selbourne
Jan Selbourne was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia and her love of literature and history began as soon as she learned to read and hold a pen., After graduating from a Melbourne Business College her career began in the dusty world of ledgers and accounting, working in Victoria, Queensland and the United Kingdom. On the point of retiring she changed course to work as secretary of a large NSW historical society. Now retired Jan is enjoying her love of travelling and literature. She has two children, a stray live in cat and lives near Maitland, New South Wales.
A member of London’s upper echelons of society discovers his wealth, and the wealth of his business partner, currently in the colony of New South Wales, have been embezzled by their secretary-accountant, who has disappeared. Desperate to avoid public humiliation, he begs Metropolitan Police detective Lloyd Harrington to investigate privately. What Lloyd discovers takes him to the new thriving colony where a young woman, also from London, takes pleasure delivering the news to the other partner. Is she an accomplice to this carefully planned theft or does she have a deep very personal reason for bringing these two men to their knees?