Murder Mystery Unravels in ‘Batavia Shores’

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Ken F. Stewart tells story of two Geraldton detectives trying to solve murder mystery of tortured locals.

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Kenneth Frederick Stewart has written a lot of family history booklets. When he retired, he put his efforts to complete his fiction stories, one of which is “Batavia Shores” (published by Xlibris AU), the long-awaited sequel to “Devlin Pool.”

This story follows the two Geraldton detectives — Barney Merrick and Zep Marcon — as, this time, they try to unravel the mysterious torture and murder of a used-car dealer. During their law enforcement activities, they encounter a gun running gang and a well-armed international drug operation.

Barney, being himself a talented football player in the local football league, is obliged to mentor a promising young Aboriginal footballer during an inter-tribal feud to ensure that his potential AFL career is not compromised.

‘Batavia Shores’ is a quirky, well-written volume and has an entertaining cast in an unusual regional setting. It potrays the continual struggle of law and order against a wide diversity of opponents.

“Batavia Shores”
By Ken F. Stewart
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781499011333
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 246 pages | ISBN 9781499011357
E-Book | 246 pages | ISBN 9781499011425
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Kenneth Frederick Stewart was born in 1948 in Perth, Western Australia, and grew up in the suburb of Cottesloe. He is now a retired teacher after 42 years in the classroom, 25 of those as the Head of Mathematics Department in senior high schools. He spent 10 years in Geraldton, and during that period, he was a senior goal umpire for the GNFL. He now lives in Balcatta in Perth. Stewart runs a separate web page for his family history research with KITTO as a one-name study. He is a keen body surfer and bush walker.

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