What’s that saying … one picture is worth a thousand words? Well, authors aren’t always so sure about that, but there’s no doubt about the power of visual images. Here are a few snapshots to take you to where the characters in Pat’s various books find themselves on their adventures.
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Loose Ends: This story starts when journalist Annie Bryce checks out a whale research project at Peregian Beach. All based on fact – you can see Mt Coolum in the background in this photo by the research team.
Rockhound: Photographer Steve, Annie’s working partner, is recovering from injuries. Unable to work, he starts poking around defunct equipment with a book in mind. He can’t believe his luck when they arrive on the Central Queensland gemfields. Junk heaven!
Intrigue in Paradise:. Annie is startled to find multi-millionaire Jack Riversdale living in squalor on the Gold Coast in a house something like this – like its owner, it’s a relic of very different times. After she takes on his case troubles follow thick and fast.
Destination Tribulation: It’s a long, long drive of nearly 1500 km from Brisbane to Townsville, as Annie and Steve discover when they decamp to the tropics – to a great job for him, but to escape from a killer for her. Big question: is 1500km far enough to save Annie?
Unearthed: The digs outside Winton in the far west of Queensland are turning up all sorts of surprises. Annie is there on the trail of a missing tourist, and the surprises just keep coming.
On the Edge: When Annie’s friend Ruth Jordan decides the Anders family needs help, she invites them to a picnic at Townsville’s water park to get to know the three young boys. That morning she learns a lot more than she bargained for.
Murky Waters: The title story of this collection is Annie Bryce’s debut; she’s in pursuit of a story triggered by a body dragged out of the river … and this is the park where the action happens.
Pick and Choose:
Pick and Choose: Teenager Luke is obsessed with his camera and we meet him on the beach capturing a bluebottle in his lens. That lens, however, can see more than he can … and the images on his screen tell a very different story. There’s touch of the supernatural in ‘Through the Lens’, one story in this collection.