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A three-storey ramshackle house in North Melbourne is full of secrets. Tamsin is lead to the building by a voice inside her head - a voice that tells her 'Death is Coming'. 

With no respite from the eternal summer heat, can Tamsin find out who death is coming for and solve the riddle of Radcliffe?

Radcliffe is a gothic novella set in a sweltering Melbourne summer, where death is coming for one of the residents of a ramshackle terrace house in North Melbourne. This story has everything we love – an Australian setting, memorable characters, and genuine intrigue – and has been written wonderfully by an exceptional author, Madeleine D’Este.  

Madeleine’s writing is superb, effortlessly bringing to life the Victorian-era apartment building and the five weird women who live there.

About The Author

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Growing up in Tasmania, Madeleine D’Este now lives in inner-city Melbourne surrounded by books.  After studying law (and never practising) and travelling the world, Madeleine now lives a double life, immersed in the corporate world by day and writing female-led speculative and mystery fiction by night. 

Madeleine hosts the weekly Dark Mysteries book review radio show/podcast on, as well as Write Through The Roof, the podcast for writers.  

When not writing, Madeleine enjoys podcasts, knitting, forteana, indie films, kettle bells and likes her coffee as ‘black as midnight on a moonless night’.

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