Josephine Pennicott’s debut crime novel

Poet's Cottage: murder, mystery history and women.

Josephine Pennicott, winner of the 2001 Scarlet Stiletto Award (and many other category awards over the years) has finally – we've all been waiting, waiting – published her first crime novel.

Poet’s Cottage – set in a Tasmanian fishing town – is both a murder mystery and a story of three generations of women. It also has hints of the darkness that fans of Josephine's fantasy trilogy Circle of Nine would expect.

Poet’s Cottage has already notched up some great reviews, including this one from AustCrime:

The suspense Josephine created with Poet’s Licence not only impressed her local publisher Pan Macmillan, but sparked a bidding war between major publishers in Germany.

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