4 March 2010

Forgotten Book: FORTRESS by Gabrielle Lord

This contribution to Pattinase's Friday's Forgotten Books is yet another female Australian author, so the chances are that she is new-to-you.

FORTESS was first published in 1980, and I read it in 1992.
Gabrielle Lord is one of Australia's more prolific and popular crime fiction writers, with many of her books republished in the last decade or so.

In FORTRESS, the peace of the one-teacher school at Sunny Flat is shattered one morning when the teacher and pupils are kidnapped. As the nightmare escalates, Sally Jones and her pupils become obsessed with the thought of escaping – at any cost.

Reviewed on my blog:
BABY DID A BAD BAD THING
DEATH DELIGHTS
DIRTY WEEKEND
SHATTERED

Gabrielle Lord's website.

Gabrielle Lord embarked about 2 years ago on the ambitious project of writing a crime fiction series of 12 connected books for young adult readers. The series is called CONSPIRACY 365 and is due for monthly publications this year.
In JANUARY, On New Year's Eve, Cal is chased down the street by a crazed man with a deadly warning: They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days! Forced into a life on the run, Cal finds himself hunted by ruthless criminals and the police. Somehow he must uncover the truth about his father's mysterious death and solve the Ormond Singularity, a secret from the past, before the year is up. But who can he turn to when the whole world seems to want him dead? The clock is ticking. Any second could be his last. Callum Ormond has been warned. He has 365 days. The countdown has begun ...

Conspiracy 365
1. January (2010)
2. February (2010)
3. March (2010)
4. April (2010)
5. May (2010)
6. June (2010)
7. July (2010)
8. August (2010)
9. September (2010)
10. October (2010)
11. November (2010)
12. December (2010)

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - Thanks for this. As you suspected, Gabrielle Lord is new to me, but this book sounds compelling. I suppose it's my "education" background that makes me identify with this teacher.

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