Hard to Find
Emily Tempest, a feisty part-aboriginal woman, left home to get an education and has since traveled abroad. She returns to visit the Moonlight Downs "mob," still uncertain if she belongs in the aboriginal world or that of the whitefellers. Within hours of her arrival, an old friend is murdered and mutilated. The police suspect a rogue aborigine, but Emily starts asking questions. Emily Tempest, a modern half-aboriginal sleuth, is a welcome successor to Arthur Upfield's classic detective. From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Adrian Hyland won Australia's 2007 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel for Moonlight Downs. Its follow-up, Gunshot Road, was runner-up for the Colin Roderick Award for Australian literature. He spent many years in the Northern Territory living and working among the indigenous people. He lives in Victoria. From the Hardcover edition.