A Necessary Murder
Paperback $29.99 - Bloomsbury
No Heading Text for this Section - Published: 1/Aug/2018 - ISBN: 9781925700114
Stoke Newington, 1863- Little Margaret Lovejoy is found brutally murdered in the outhouse at her family 's estate.
A few days later, a man is cut down in a similar manner on the doorstep of courtesan and professional detective Heloise Chancey 's prestigious address. At the same time, Heloise 's maid, Amah Li Leen, must confront events from her past that appear to have erupted into the present day.
Once again Heloise is caught up in a maelstrom of murder and deceit that threatens to reach into the very heart of her existence. M.J. Tija has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studies (QUT). Her novella The Fish Girl, written under her real name Mirandi Riwoe, won Seizure 's Viva La Novella and is shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize.
She was awarded a Fellowship at Varuna, the National Writers House in 2014 and has also been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Short Story Prize, Overland 's Neilma Sidney Short Story and the Luke Bitmead Bursary. She was also long-listed for the CWA Debut Dagger in 2015. Her work has appeared in the Review of Australian Fiction, Rex, Peril and Shibboleth and Other Stories. She lives in Brisbane. For lovers of flamboyant heroines, mouthy servants and bloody murders, from a Stella Prize shortlisted author
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