I'll be back to normal soon
Until I resume my usual volume of reading, I point you toward an intriguing note on Crime Down Under about The Nelson Conspiracy: "As a bit of background to the story around which it is based, the Juanita Nielsen murder is one of Australia's most intriguing mysteries and all began when she went to an appointment at a Kings Cross nightclub and disappeared. She had been leading a vigorous campaign against a redevelopment in the Kings Cross area at the time of her disappearance."
The theme may well resonate with fans of Peter Temple, several of whose works involve shady property development deals. Author Barry Ward weighs in with a dissenting comment, and I'll take the liberty of adding the Nelson/Nielsen killing to my list of What real-life events have inspired waves of crime fiction?
© Peter Rozovsky 2007