A hilarious murder mystery heavy on the satire of academia and all things Australian.The setting is an Australian university in rural New South Wales in the 1970s.Particularly recommended for academics (especially English professors familiar with the British and/or Australian university systems) and for Australians who can take a joke about themselves.Not recommended for recovering alcoholics who just went on the wagon (everyone seems to be drinking constantly in this book, which helps establish the tone but could drive a reader to drink).I laughed out loud more than once reading this, and it was a quick, easy, escapist read.Charming.(Recommended to me by an English professor with a sense of humor—I found it used on Amazon for a penny, and it was certainly worth the investment.)