The Fourth String

Publication Date: 
Monday, December 18, 2017

“The Claremont”, an outdated, run-down apartment building, is thrown into turmoil when its latest and most celebrated resident, Crispin Fairchild, conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is found murdered.

His eccentric neighbours and members of the orchestra appear saddened by his death but are they? Is one of them his killer? These are questions Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Fitzjohn asks himself when he takes on the case and unearths not only the innermost secrets of those who knew Crispin, but the enigma that surrounds him.

Jill Paterson

Jill Paterson was born in Yorkshire, UK, and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia before spending 11 years in Ontario, Canada. On her return to Australia, she settled in Canberra where she received a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University before spending the next 15 years working at the Australian National University’s School of Law. the Business Council of Australia and the University of New South Wales (ADFA Campus) in the School of Electrical Engineering.

Jill is best know for her Fitzjohn mysteries including The Celtic Dagger, Murder At The Rocks, Once Upon A Lie, Lane’s End, Deadly Investment, Poisoned Palette and The Fourth String. She has also authored two non-fiction books entitled Self Publishing-Pocket Guide and Writing-Painting A Picture With Words.