on June 29, 2010 :
Morven's renowned folk-balladeer and not-so-renowned amateur sleuth Sheil B. Wright is in the outback of her native Australia for this short story about the gruesome murder of a Spanish diplomat. The first couple of sentences are an avalanche of Australian slang; that's quite appropriate under the circumstances but can still be a bit confusing to us Americans. Get past that, and it's fairly easy sailing.
Morven's writing and editing are, as always, first-rate.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)