It may seem odd to describe a murder mystery as a love letter but that is exactly how fifth-generation Tasmanian Josephine Pennicott felt when she finished writing Poet’s Cottage.
The novel pays homage to the traditions of English murder stories but Pennicott breathes freshness into this compelling tale and the inspiration of Tasmania’s gothic beauty permeates every line and page.
She spoke with The Hoopla’s Meredith Jaffé.
Tell me what Poet’s Cottage is about.
I would describe Poet’s Cottage as a murder mystery. It’s set in Tasmania between the 1930s and the present day and it’s the story of a little girl who witnesses the …