While in Port Macquarie on holiday, we wandered into a book cafe: a secondhand book store that also sold coffee. Since we're a family of readers, places like this always get a look. One of the shelves was this one:
And on the shelf was this book, Brush With Death, by Hailey Lind:
I was instantly amazed, because I happen to know half of Hailey Lind. Hailey Lind is actually two sisters, Carolyn on the left, and Julie on the right:
Julie was one of the very first authors I ever met, at Bouchercon in Indianapolis. These days she's also writing the very fun witchcraft mystery series as Juliet Blackwell. (Julie seems to have more aliases than your average crook.)
I'm pretty sure the Hailey Lind books were never sold in Australia. Someone has bought this book in the US, carried it to Australia, and left it at a random book store in a resort town in New South Wales, to be found by me, who knows the author. Needless to say I bought it, so the book now resides in Sydney. No royalties for a second hand book, I'm afraid, so I owe Julie a coffee next time I see her.