Death and the Spanish Lady is the first novel in a trilogy featuring Sister Eleanor Jones.
The year is 1919 and Eleanor has returned to Melbourne after nursing in France. Her intention to knit herself up after war is played out against a richly realised Melbourne and undermined by a new and terrifying danger.
The Spanish Flu has travelled to Australia with the returning troop ships. When Eleanor signs up to work at the Exhibition Hospital she finds herself battling both the flu and a different kind of foe entirely. One who selects their target with deadly precision and a lethal dose of poison.