Millaa Millaa Waterfall is in the Southern Gateway to the Atherton Tablelands, off the Palmerston Highway, 59 kilometres inland from Innisfail, North Queensland Australia, in the Cairns Highlands.
Reg and I extended our stay in the delightful Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny. This picturesque town is high in the Blackall Range, and the area is renowned for its scenic views over the coast and the incredible, Glass House Mountains.
I spent a day in Maleny checking out the arts, craft, gift stores and organic food shops. The cafes in Maple Street (main street) Maleny no longer allow you to be seated at the pavement outside tables with a dog on a leash. They say for ‘health laws’. Forgive this dog lover for saying how about banning people smoking outside while you are eating outside before saying your small dog sitting quietly at your feet is a health risk. Reg, Indigo and I would have sat and had refreshments, in the town, if it had, been allowed.
In the lovely mountain top town of Mapleton, Indigo was not only allowed to sit beside us as we ate at the outside tables, but they provided a dogs drinking bowl for her. Now that is hospitality.
We would have explored the walking trails, through the rain forests, of the Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, even if we had done this, one at a time, with one of us staying back near the car minding the dog, but no, they even restricted dogs from entering the car park so we could not even pull up to admire the view.
Surely, the cars pollute more that a dog and poor behavior could be abolished with huge fines for irresponsible dog owners, I just think this beautiful country should not be made difficult to travel around for people who tour with a well-mannered dog.
I guess I am a little stroppy over the amount of restricted places where dogs cannot go. I don’t intend to make a habit of putting Indigo into a kennel, we will just not go to places like Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve and the retail venues there and discover lovely McCarthy lookout, further up the road, where we took gorgeous pictures.
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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