Author(s): Hugh McGinlay
A night at the Melbourne Zoo drinking champagne seems a fine idea, until an animal's death throws milliner and sleuth Catherine Kint into another mystery. Before you can say 'monkey business' Catherine and her trusted barman Boris are annoying everyone from zoologists to police. The investigation would challenge the best detectives, but this is Catherine and Boris on the case. Secrets, accidents, rivalries, egos and lust all set the dung flying. By the time this is finished, reputations will be tarnished, gin will be drunk and someone's gonna get fed to the lions ...or some other carnivore. l Pachyderm is the second Catherine Kint mystery written by Hugh McGinlay. l Pachyderm will be launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival in August. What they said about Jinx, Hugh's first book in the series: There's something nicely engaging about Kint, what with the complicated background, the inner-city lifestyle, the hats and the best mate barman. Aust Crime Review Believable characters, a rapid pace and unpredictable plot twists combine to make Jinx an entertaining few hours' escapism from day-to-day reality. Rosalea Ryan, Bendigo Weekly A desperate phone call interrupts Catherine Kint's leisurely breakfast. It's the start of a complex and highly entertaining crime caper. McGinlay has created an offbeat, likeable heroine in Catherine. I look forward to more of her adventures. Mike Daly, Alternative Law Journal
Hugh McGinlay is a Melbourne based writer and musician. He has released three albums, occasionally gets played on the radio and recently toured Vietnam. He lives with his wife and their two children.