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The Mayne Inheritance

Opening with a macabre mid-nineteenth century murder, The Mayne Inheritance unfolds like a gothic thriller.

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Was it the murder victim’s money that founded patriarch Patrick Mayne’s Queen Street business empire? Were the whispered accusations of murder and genetic madness true? For 150 years, scandal and mystery have surrounded the Maynes, a wealthy family who donated the magnificent site on which the University of Queensland now stands.


Rosamond Siemon

Rosamond Siemon’s first book The Mayne Inheritance was published when she was 77. It quickly became a bestseller and has since been celebrated through the 2003 One Book One Brisbane campaign and as a sell-out stage play. Rosamond was a well-known historian, who lived and wrote in Queensland. The Eccentric Mr Wienholt is her second book.