About the Author
Margot Neville - actually two sisters, Ann Neville Goyder Joske (1887-1966) and Margot Goyder (1907-1975). They wrote successful plays, novels and two screenplays under the joint pseudonym from 1923, coming to detective fiction with Murder in Rockwater (1944). They also wrote a play with Joan Lindsay, author of Picnic at Hanging Rock. In all they wrote 22 crime novels, mostly police procedurals set in Sydney, with detectives Grogan and Manning.