Book Chapter

Introduction to Force and Fraud: A Tale of the Bush

K Gelder, R Weaver, K Gelder, R Weaver

Force and Fraud: A Tale of the Bush | Grattan Street Press | Published : 2017

Abstract

Ellen Davitt's Force and Fraud: A Tale of the Bush is a feisty account of a murder investigation in the colonies that takes the twists and turns of English sensation fiction in a uniquely Australian direction. The novel brings an innovative forensic eye to its crime, reinventing the squatter romance as it takes its characters from country to city and from public house to courthouse. Force and Fraud was serialised in the popular, long running Australian Journal from 2 September to 18 November 1865.