The Lavender Principal … a Reid Devron Mystery by Julie Baythorpe
Disappointed in his personal life, Reid Devron, recently appointed Principal to an outback Queensland school, finds himself inadvertently involved in a series of unnerving, personal attacks and vicious murder. The peace and quiet of the rural setting is unsettled by the dark deeds and the once tight-knit community becomes fragmented and violent. Will Reid discover the sinister secrets that led to these murders before the killer strikes again?
Review ~ The author’s experience as a teacher and Principal in schools throughout outback Queensland make this work of fiction a darned good read. It’s a winner!
Joan Songaila ~ Editor and author of Journey to Paradise
Review ~ I loved this unique Australian story and feel that it has a place on any bookshelf.
Jill Smith ~ Author of Dual Visions
About the Author
Julie Baythorpe was born in Sydney (not saying which year) and grew up in Brisbane. She moved to the Gold Coast in 1985. Julie has been writing all of her life and won many competitions at the Primary School level. For years, she taught creative writing both as a teacher and principal in classrooms across Queensland. Julie started writing full time when she retired from teaching. She has written and published numerous short stories, poems, journal articles and curriculum documents. The Lavender Principal is her first full length novel in the amateur detective murder mystery genre.