Omeo, Omeo, not wherefore but where art thou Omeo?

I live in Metung, East Gippsland which in the eastern part of the state of Victoria in Australia.  Omeo is in Victoria and in terms of distance in Australia it is quite near to Metung. Omeo is situated on the Great Alpine Road and my reason for mentioning Omeo is that I have just finished…

Mesmerism, mystery and murder

My first book in the Historical Fiction Challenge is The Mesmerist by Barbara Ewing. I am not sure where I obtained this book but it is second-hand as it has the price $7 on the inside cover, the price on the back of the book is $33.99.  I think I may have been given it…

The Amethysts not really a suitable book for Christmas.

Four amethyst statuettes form the core around which the atrocities in this book revolve.  The Amethysts by Frank Delaney. From the cover: Spring 1991: Nicholas Newman, 38, a fashionable and affluent English architect, takes a short holiday in a discreet Swiss hotel. He is still deep in confused mourning for his lover Madeleine, murdered with…