Novel first in trio of Freo crime stories
A MURDERER is stalking the streets of Fremantle’s West End, and the body count is already up to three.
For local detective sergeant Claire Patterson, the belief that a serial killer is loose in Fremantle is strong, but there are obstacles, and other officers, standing in the way of her investigating the deaths.
This is the premise behind local author Leigh Straw’s new book Limestone, the first in what will be a three-book series delving into a high-crime Fremantle.
Dr Straw said Fremantle was one of her favourite places and she was excited to incorporate it into her books.
“I used to live in Marmion Street in an old cottage built in 1895 and have always enjoyed the history that makes up Fremantle’s character,” she said.
“There are so many interesting Fremantle crime stories and it doesn’t take a stretch of imagination to see the stories all around you there.
“From the Round House to the old convict buildings and Fremantle Prison, Fremantle’s crime history inspires attention.
“Dark alleyways, old limestone buildings and the criminal deals made in various cafes and pubs are perfect material for fiction and non-fiction.”
Limestone can be purchased from the Book Depository or Amazon.
Author Leigh Straw.