Digging up dirt / Pamela Hart.Publisher: Sydney, NSW : HQ Fiction, an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises (Australia), 2021Copyright date: ©2021Description: 341 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781867201878 Subject(s): Australian fiction | Dwellings -- Maintenance and repair -- Fiction | Archaeologists -- Fiction | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Fiction | Suspects (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Sydney (N.S.W.) -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | Sydney (N.S.W.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction.DDC classification: A823.4
"Renovations are hell - and that's before you find the body beneath the floorboards" -- Cover.
When your builder finds bones under the floor of your heritage home, what do you do? For TV researcher Poppy McGowan, the first step is to find out if the bones are human (which means calling in the cops and delaying her renovations) or animal (which doesn't). Unfortunately, 'help' comes in the form of Dr Julieanne Weaver, archaeologist, political hopeful, and Poppy's old enemy. She declares the bones evidence of a rare breed of fat-tailed sheep, and slaps a heritage order on the site. The resultant archaeological dig introduces Poppy to Tol Lang, the best-looking archaeologist she's ever met - and also Julieanne's boyfriend. When Julieanne is found murdered in Poppy's house, both she and the increasingly attractive Tol are considered suspects - and so Poppy uses her media contacts and news savvy to investigate other suspects. Did Julieanne have enemies in the right-wing Australian Family Party, for which she was seeking preselection, or in the affiliated Radiant Joy Church? Or at the Museum of New South Wales, among her rivals and ex-boyfriends? And who was her secret lover? Can Poppy save herself, and Tol ... and finally get her house back?