First UK edition
William Morrow (US)
|Preceded by||Murder Song|
|Followed by||Dark Summer|
Malone is called in to investigate the murder of a Japanese industrialist in the small country town of Collamundra, where his family are holidaying with friends. Scobie becomes involved in local racial tensions and a murder that happened seventeen years ago.
- "Books. Puzzles. Crop of favourites for beach reading". The Canberra Times. 8 December 1991. p. 21. Retrieved 18 October 2015 – via National Library of Australia.
- Pride's Harvest at Austcrime
- Graeme Blundell, 'Bombay on the Rocks, Washed Down with a Bottle of Red', The Weekend Australian 29 February – 1 March 1992 (rev 4)
- Marilyn Stasio, Crime review, The New York Times Book Review 5 January 1992 (p.25)