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ISBN: 9781925816990
Dimensions: 23.4x15.3cm
Pages: 224
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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The Cast Aways of Harewood Hall

Written by Karen Herbert

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Josh is a sweet, well-meaning university student working part-time in aged care with a secret hidden in the retirement village basement – two research mice that he stole from a campus laboratory. What starts as a kind gesture sets off a chain reaction of mishaps with the worst one of all, a potential outbreak of a deadly disease.

Enter a curious cat, a devilish dog, the arrival of some mysterious packing boxes and a strange spike in the village’s water bill, and watch as the residents of Harewood Hall band together to solve the series of curious incidents using their wits, a lifetime of experiences and a spreadsheet or two.

The Cast Aways of Harewood Hall is the perfect mystery novel to curl up with.


‘It is perfect for those who enjoy gentle intrigue without having to also encounter murders all over the page, best enjoyed with a cup of tea then happily stacked on top of the likes of Vaseem Khan’s Inspector Chopra series or Joanna Nell’s The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village.’ Books+Publishing

‘The Cast Aways of Harewood Hall is a delightful, light read bursting with a whole cast of likeable characters all with their own quirks and pet projects.’ The Burgeoning Bookshelf

‘Drawing on her own experience of working in the aged care sector, Herbert writes with palpable warmth and empathy for her characters … The result is a charming, comforting read celebrating community and kindness.’ West Australian

‘The story follows several characters, each one thoughtfully rendered and given a life that exists both on and off the page.’ Writing WA

Pages: 224
Publication Year: 2022
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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Karen Herbert

Karen Herbert is the author of The River Mouth (2021) and The Cast Aways of Harewood Hall (2022). She spent her childhood in Geraldton on the midwest coast of Australia, attending local schools before moving to Perth to study at the University of Western Australia where she attained a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of […]