“Murder mysteries can be absorbing puzzles and page-turners. But I don’t think they are junk literature, books to be read and then discarded. I try to write multi-layered books, rich in ideas.”
Joanna Baker was educated at The Friends’ School, Hobart, the Australian National University and RMIT, Melbourne. She lives in Hobart, and still spends much of her time in the wine and high county of north eastern Victoria.
“I consider a literary mystery to involve substantial character development, stunning narration, and a storyline that reaches for broader emotional or social depth.” Heather Bottoms
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