Just a short drive from Shepparton, is the pretty town of Murchison, once home to a tribe of 200 Aboriginals before they were devastated by European settlement. This town has many peak activities from paddle steamers and hotels servicing the passing gold rush community to a police staging post in the hunt for the bush ranger Ned Kelly, then a huge internment camp during WW2. Murchison made news in my lifetime as the site of a spectacular meteorite shower.
A quiet rural town now with dairy and wine the main industries in the area.
Murchison is situated on one of the loveliest stretches of the Goulburn River and is an interesting rural mix of the old and the new. I always enjoy a walk along the Goulburn River at Murchison.
Ruth Randall's novel "A Judgement in Stone," opens with this line.
"Eunice Parchman killed the Coverdale family because she could not read or write."
In open mystery novel, the reader knows who the murderer is, from the beginning; the mystery is why, and how, they did it, and if they will be caught.
In The Stolen Years series of novels, the reader has a view of who commits many of the crimes. There is plenty of suspense while no one else suspects who the murderer is.
The Stolen Years Series
From an Australian bestselling author comes mystery thriller of determination to find one's place in a world that men are threatening to tear apart.
Psychological thrillers often deal with characters who have post traumatic stress disorder often caused by a mysterious suspenseful situation as happens within The Stolen Years Series of novels by Ryn Shell.
Noir or hardboiled, often detective fiction is a genre of crime novels featuring detectives or private detectives who see the dark, edgy side of life. As in The Stoles Years, Ryn Shell is writing of a dark side of Australian history these novels fit the rural noir sub-genre. These novels by Ryn Shell are lightened, to make the reading enjoyable, by the family saga story of resilience and love.
Historical mystery genres are often crossed with other genres. Ryn Shell has always combined two or more genres or sub-genre in the telling of the complex stories in her books. Her characters come to life in her head while she writes them and demand more.
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