Benedict Archer, who is manager of Thornton Antiques
in Melbourne and who has been secretly helping Alexandra
learn more about her family business, is also invited.
Alexandra asks Benedict and Edith Blackburn, her friend
since childhood, to be with her when she approaches her father.
When Edith claims that Benedict is in
love with her, Alexandra can’t believe it. In all the time
they’d been at Thornton Antiques together, he’d never said
a word. Now, Alexandra looks at him differently. Can it be true?
Then a body found in the orchard and, before
the weekend is over, a priceless artefact is stolen.
Alexandra is determined to discover how these
things are connected to the Ming dragon and
the antiques her great-grandfather brought
with him from Hong Kong so many years ago.
What secret has remained hidden at
Thornton Park for the last eight years?
About the Author
She loves to read fiction, non-fiction and poetry and particularly loves history and stories of ancient myths and legends. Authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie, and Victoria Holt, the latter of whom wrote gothic mystery/romances, have influenced her own work.
Ellen's other passion is photography. She loves to photograph flowers, landscapes and architecture. Her website features many of her photos.
Other interests include music and musical theatre, and dance. Ellen was a ballroom dancing teacher for many years and has also worked in Performing Arts administration.