A few words to give you a taste of The Farm Gate, book 29 in Peter C Byrnes' Murder Squad series: 'We stepped from the shade of the veranda and headed for the protection of the large 4WD cop vehicle. It diesel engine had been chugging over while we had been inside the house. The A/C keeping the interior cool. We were accompanied by a horde of flies as though they too, wanted some relief in the air-conditioned interior of the vehicle. It was a bit of a trick to leave them outside, slamming the doors shut before the majority gained entry.'