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The old lady's body lay at the foot of the stairs. 




The police believe it was an accidental fall that killed great-aunt Jane. Young Australian, Belinda Lawrence is convinced it was murder and when she inherits her great-aunt's ancient cottage and garden on the outskirts of Bath, England, she finds herself deep in a taut mystery surrounding her legacy. 


A second vicious murder by a ruthless killer intensifies the tension and Belinda, now under threat herself, is befriended by two charming men: her neighbour Jacob and realestate agent Mark Sallinger. But can she trust them? And what interest has befuddled antique dealer Hazel Whitby in the cottage? 


An excellent example of a time-honoured English village murder mystery with a lively young heroine pitting her intellect against an evil killer, both bent on solving the riddle of an ancient garden. 


An inventive puzzle glazed with wit and the first of the Belinda Lawrence series.




Praise for Capable Of Murder -




“I loved this book, I read it while I was on night shift. It helped me stay awake because I couldn't put it down....soooo good, can't wait for the next one...hurry up payday!” - Amazon Review


“I really enjoyed this book, and I suspect as the author further develops the Belinda and Hazel combo the author will become one of my go to people. What I loved was Belinda's no nonsense approach very much reflecting her Australian background. I also loved what the Mystery and murders revolved around, which I won't mention here as it may spoil it for some. Last but not least Bath is my favourite city in UK and I enjoyed the Belinda's sojourns and descriptions. Buy this book if you enjoy finding new authors and watching the character development over a period of time as I did with Ian Rankin and Peter Hill.” - Amazon Review

About The Author

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After a lifetime making films, I have a new life writing books. No one is more surprised.  


I'm proud to have a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Film Editors Guild and an Australian Film Institute award for Best Editing for the children's film, Frog Dreaming. 


Proud also of my first feature film, which I produced and directed, A City's Child, which won an AFI award for actress Monica Maughan and was invited to screen at the London Film Festival as well as Edinburgh, Montreal, Chicago and Adelaide, where it won the Gold Southern Cross Advertiser Award for Best Australian Film, all in the days when most of you were a mixture of multiplying cells, when the world hadn't heard of Australian films (apart from the dear departed, Chips Rafferty)  and therefore was a neater and cleaner place.  


I am also a member of the Australian Society of Authors.

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