Swamp-Who Murdered Margaret Clement? by Richard Shears

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Rich, beautiful and well educated, Margaret Clement was the belle of Melbourne society. With a legacy from her wealthy father, she and her sisters set up a mansion called Tullaree in the pastures near the Tarwin River. With staff to run the property, they impressed the cream of Edwardian society with Japanese screens, tapestries and furniture from their trips abroad. Hit hard by the Great Depression and World War I, their finances declined and the ditches that kept the Tarwin River back collapsed through neglect. The lush paddocks sank under a vast swamp as the elderly belles clung to their beloved Tullaree. As the swamp rose, so too did the presence of opportunists, scammers, lawyers - and a killer.

About Richard Shears

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Richard Shears is the South-East Asian correspondent for London's Daily Mail newspaper. He has covered wars and stories around the world for more than 40 years and written several books on crime.
Published September 26, 2011 by New Holland Publishers. 237 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.

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