The Lodeman
September 21, 2021 — 1:30

Author: Dorothy Johnston  Category:   Comments: Off

The Port Phillip Sea Pilots have a long, honourable tradition of piloting ships through the treacherous Port Phillip heads and in to Melbourne. It seems almost a crime against nature when one of them, respected Captain Delraine, is found dead by drowning on the beach close to their operation centre. Queenscliff constable Chris Blackie would have had little to do with the investigation into Captain Delraine’s death but for the fact that a friend of his found the body.

A Detective Sergeant looking for easy answers spurs Chris to ask questions behind the sergeant’s back and to uncover corruption, greed and high-running passions before the case is solved.