By Helen Goltz

If you are a fan of Kathryn Ledson or Janet Evanovich (though Jesse Clarke is a lot more reliable, sensible and doesn’t over share her personal life as does Stephanie Plumb) you will love unravelling the mysteries in the Jesse Clarke series. Carol,  Reading, Writing and Riesling

Often I know from as little as the first paragraph if I am going to enjoy an authors writing style – definitely true for this book. Jennie – Daystarz Books

Bound to get all those armchair detectives wanting to find out how on earth sugar can be involved in death! Marcia, Book Muster Down Under

This was a book I sat down and read in ONE day… it’s very rare when it happens. Laura – Goodreads

Private investigator, Jesse Clarke, thought sugar was such a friendly substance, until it appears in two of her cases for all the wrong reasons. Traces of sugar were connected to a bomb that blew up her client’s Mercedes. Was the bomb meant to kill or was it just a warning of what is to come? And could sugar have duped the immune system of a client’s mother over thirty years ago, resulting in death? Juggling the two cases—one in the present and one in the past—Jesse finds herself talking to the living and the dead to get results.


Helen Goltz is a Queensland-based author of seven titles and the editor of online lifestyle magazine, She Brisbane. Helen studied English literature and communications at universities in Queensland and has worked for News Ltd; the Seven television network; Fairfax radio; and edited the Suncorp Literary Awards. She is published by Atlas and Clan Destine Press and is the founder of Atlas Productions—a boutique imprint promoting all genres and the love of words, and The Reviewers—an Australian book review website.

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ISBN: Paperback 978-0-9807532-1-9 / Ebook ASIN: B00PITD5EG
Format: Trade paperback  and ebook
Publication date: July 2010
Category: Fiction / Crime / Romance / Suspense / Mystery /Humour
Imprint: Ebook – Clan Destine Press, Paperback —Atlas Productions