Black Earth

One leg of Bronte’s jeans caught fire and she staggered, dropping her precious show saddle from her shoulder. A flame shot up her back. She screamed and fell.

Black Earth by Elaine Forrestal

There’s tension at Eden-Glassie these holidays: Tori is torn between spending time with his two cousins, Morgan on the new four-wheeler bike that Uncle Ian has bought for the vineyard, and Bronte, who wants to ride horses and hates the bike.

Meanwhile, a series of strange and unpredictable grassfires have been springing up around the property. Is someone trying to sabotage Eden-Glassie? Then comes the biggest fire, and Tori is faced with the unthinkable.

Following Deep Water and Stone Circle, this is the third exciting mystery in the Eden-Glassie Quartet.

  • Release date: 04/10/2004
  • Publisher: Penguin Australia
  • Available for: $14.95
  • ISBN: 9780143300700
  • Format: Paperback + eBook

The surprise ending … left me wanting to re-read the book to see how I had missed the clues.

Pat Tighe – The West Australian

Forrestal’s contemporary rural adventure is a fast paced young adult thriller perfect for budding historians and fans of The Famous Five.

Frances Atkinson – The Age, All About Books

Following Deep Water and Stone Circle, the third exciting mystery in the Eden-Glassie Quartet is an immensely enjoyable read.

Leonard Dixon – The Book Club Review

Short listed for:
WA Premier’s Book Awards, 2004