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Learn more about Michael Duffy's two novels, "The Problem with Murder" and "The Strange Death of Paul Ruel", with our promotional videos.

The Problem with Murder

  • Book: The Problem With Murder by Michael Duffy

    From the publisher of The Dressmaker, a crime novel set in a country town full of landscape and memory.

    Bella Greaves is semi-retired and edit's Katoomba's local newspaper. She is content but just a little bored.

    When disgraced homicide detective Paul Ruel is exiled to the Mountains, his superiors expect him to resign from frustration. Then he uncovers a crime that has been covered up for years, and turns to Bella for help.

    She finds Paul just as intriguing as the investigation.

  • Last year's The Problem with Murder was a bestseller here in the Blue Mountains. Now Michael Duffy has written a sequel, The Strange Death of Paul Ruel. It drips with drama and local colour, including death after falling from a great height.

    Local newspaper editor Bella Greaves investigates the connection between a fatal accident and the glamorous owner of a Katoomba fashion label.

    Meanwhile her friend, disgraced detective Paul Ruel, believes his life is in danger. His bosses think he’s imagining things – or maybe they just don’t care. When disaster strikes, it is left to Bella to discover what happened.


The Strange Death of Paul Ruel