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The Redgens of Redford

Australia in the 1950s. I grew up on a farm, surrounded with cows pigs, and chickens. Native animals like kangaroos, emus, and lots of other native birds shared the farm. We battled the challenges of country life—droughts, fire, and flood—in the absence of modern aids like electricity, automatic telephones, and reliable health care. I attended a one-room school for 9 years.
As well as describing life on the farm, I share many memories of life in the 1950s… schooling; playground games; afternoon chores; clothes for both children and adults; pets; shops and shopping; radios; telephones; transport; holidays; grandparents and lots more. 

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Mary Bennett of Meryton

Mary Bennett is alone with her parents. Three sisters are married, another living away. Now is her chance to emerge from their shadows. Becoming more confident, she makes good friends, and meets a number of eligible young men. But her mother’s continual complaints make her days painful. Will the stain of her sister Lydia's scandalous elopement ever fade? Will she ever find someone who loves Mary for herself?.  

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A Cottage In Germantown

 

Kathy has inherited an old decaying cottage, in a small town settled by German pioneers nearly 200 years ago. But when circumstances force her to move in, she is met with a mixture of friendship, animosity, resistance, and real danger. Can she solve the mystery surrounding the cottage and her own family links to the town? Can she move past her own personal tragedies to a new happier future?

If you like real Australian romance stories, this is for you.  

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The Pen was Mightier... Even in the 1970s

 

Kanga Reuben is an author attending Adelaide Writers' Festival in the 1970s, where he will talk about his latest thriller. Despite being overweight, and overly fond of Bundaberg rum, he still uses the skills he learned in the police force, to solve a murder in his agent's office.  

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A Fishy Story

 

Kanga Reuben visits an old friend for a holiday at the seaside. But before he steps out of the car, there is a sudden death to investigate. Is it accident or something more suspicious? With the aid of Bundaberg rum, and the locals, he finds the answer.  

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Scene From Afar

Kanga Reuben visits Port Lincoln for a family funeral, but the local police are dealing with a robbery. Can Kanga help his cousin, the Police Sergeant, solve the problem? 

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Black and Blue

Kanga Reuben is an overweight, aging, rum-swilling author of lurid murder mysteries. As he travels around Australia, he just wants to be left alone, to get on with his writing. But everywhere he goes, he runs into dead bodies resulting from unnatural deaths.

 

He visits Toowoomba, scouting for localities for his new book. This time he is knocked down by the fleeing criminal. Can he determine if this is a bank robbery gone wrong, or something more sinister?

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Kanga Reuben is an overweight, aging, rum-swilling author of lurid murder mysteries. As he travels around Australia, he just wants to be left alone, to get on with his writing. But everywhere he goes, he runs into dead bodies resulting from unnatural deaths.

Travel with him from the southern shores of Australia, north to Queensland. Can you solve the mysteries before he does?

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