From the author of 80 internationally successful romances comes a Golden Age mystery in the tradition of Agatha Christie.Bianca Bernini did not foresee she would inspire her own murder when she boarded the legendary Ghan for the two-day train trip from Sydney to Alice Springs. As the most read, most listened to gossip columnist in Australia, she was revelling in her power to ruin the lives of eight other passengers, eight highly placed, privileged people, who were determined on hiding their secrets at any cost. What would they pay to stop the public revelations she could and would make? For K.C. Gordon, successful romance novelist, travelling is a way of recharging her batteries: meeting new people, seeing new places, embracing new experiences. Wanting to set her next story in the Australian outback, she starts off her trip on The Ghan hoping some of the passengers will provide inspiration for new characters. Within an hour of the train leaving platform one, she is reluctantly drawn into the web Bianca is weaving around her victims. But the web is already spun. K.C. is once more caught up in the inescapable threads of murder as a prime witness.More
Winner of the 2002 Ned Kelly award for crime fiction, Emma Darcy's suspense-filled Who Killed Bianca? tips its hat to Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express in this modern whodunit set on board Australia's famous Ghan train bound for the Outback.
Stephanie Daniel ratchets up the tension with her animated, energetic performance, and keeps the listener guessing until the last chapter as romance novelist K. C. Gordon takes it upon herself to expose which of the eight suspects, all members of Australian high society with plenty of skeletons in their closet, had enough of a motive to murder a divisive gossip columnist.
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A great read
Have not read the print version
very good descriptions of people and places. Makes you want to do the same trip. Ms Daniel does a superb job with the narration of all the different characters. Don't you just hate Bianca?
The train trip
yes ~ but it would give the plot away
More like this please
- Mrs S
So-so Aussie crime novel