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Jill Paterson

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Jill Paterson was born in Yorkshire, UK, and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia before spending 11 years in Ontario, Canada. She returned to Australia and now lives in Canberra.
After doing an Arts degree at the Australian National University, she worked at the Australian National University's School of Law before spending the next 10 years with the Business Council of Australia and the University of New South Wales, ADFA Campus in the School of Electrical Engineering.
Jill has four published novels. The Celtic Dagger, Murder At The Rocks,Once Upon A Lie and Lane's End that are all part of the Fitzjohn Mystery Series. She has although authored two non-fiction books entitled Self Publishing-Pocket Guide and Writing-Painting A Picture With Wo

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The Celtic Dagger (An Alist...
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Once Upon A Lie (A Fitzjohn...
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If you have read any of the Fitzjohn mysteries, you will know how much this detective, of the old guard, loves tending the orchids in his greenhouse. Not only do they help to give him a sense of peace after the death of his dear wife, Edith, they also help to dispel the images that he has witnessed through his day solving crime.
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Once Upon A Lie (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Little did, businessman and entrepreneur, Michael Rossi know that the telephone call he answered on that fateful Friday would be the catalyst for his death, and the subsequent recovery of his body from the waters of Sydney Harbour the following morning. Recalled from leave to take on the case, Detective Chief Inspector Fitzjohn confronts the first of many puzzles; how Rossi spent the unaccountable hours before he died. This leads him on a paper-trail into a tangled web of deception, jealousy and greed that unravels the mystery surrounding Michael’s death. Unaware of her nephew’s fate, Esme Timmons retires for the evening, unsuspecting of the events about to unfold; events that will, ultimately, expose a grim lie, buried deep in the past.
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Description: The trouble with ashes.
Murder At The Rocks (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: When Laurence Harford, a prominent businessman and philanthropist is found murdered in the historic Rocks area of Sydney, Detective Chief Inspector Fitzjohn is asked to solve the crime quickly and discreetly. After barely starting his investigation, uncovering a discarded mistress and disgruntled employees, a second killing occurs. Meanwhile, Laurence’s nephew, Nicholas Harford, has his certainties in life shaken when he becomes a suspect in his uncle’s death, and receives of a mysterious gold locket that starts a chain of events unravelling his family’s dark truths.
The Celtic Dagger (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: University professor Alex Wearing is found murdered in his study by the Post Graduate Co-coordinator, Vera Trenbath, a nosey interfering busybody. Assigned to the case is Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Fitzjohn. Fitzjohn is a detective from the old guard, whose methodical, painstaking methods are viewed by some as archaic. His relentless pursuit for the killer zeros in on Alex’s brother, James, as a key suspect in his investigation. Compelled to clear himself of suspicion, James starts his own investigation and finds himself immersed in a web of intrigue, ultimately uncovering long hidden secrets about his brother’s life that could easily be the very reasons he was murdered. This gripping tale of murder and suspense winds its way through the university’s hallowed halls to emerge into the beautiful, yet unpredictable, Blue Mountain region where more challenges and obstacles await James in his quest to clear himself of suspicion and uncover the truth about his brother.

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On this 100th anniversary of the Great War (1914-1918), I found myself reading the first book in a trilogy called The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock. (First publishing in 1978.)

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message 5: by Flora

Flora D. Hi jill, i am happy to have you here.goodreads site is new for me. my book has not published yet,hopfully next month.

Sonya Heaney You’re welcome! I love finding other Canberrans on here. :)

message 3: by Jill

Jill M.R. wrote: "Howdy, Jill! You sound awfully well-travelled. I can't wait to pick up your books. :)"

Hi M.R. Travelling is always interesting and worthwhile, isn't it because of all the people you meet along the way. Hope you enjoy the books, M.R. Best Wishes, Jill

message 2: by M.R.

M.R. Graham Howdy, Jill! You sound awfully well-travelled. I can't wait to pick up your books. :)

Douglas Wickard Jill,
Thank YOU for the Goodreads friendship! I'll be checking out your novels!

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