The Maguire Mystery
by WC Charnley
ISBN 978-0-85905-008-1, (2010, R), 22pp, illust, SC, B5, 50grams
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A stirring story of Northern Australia. Seeking mother-o'-pearl shell and a rich tin deposit, three adventurous young men set out in a small ketch for the lonely Kimberley coast.
They had been warned as to the treachery of the wild blacks, and took every precaution against attack. Nevertheless, disaster overtook them. Their lugger was found sailing herself, with blood upon her deck, but despite all the efforts of the police, the exact fate of the luckless trio remains in doubt.