I didn’t see it coming.
“I always thought it strange my Granny Fitz never ate at the dinner table,” Florence told me, “You see, she was dead.”
Seems that Florence’s dear childhood friend Granny Fitz was probably a ghost.
What do you think?
I’d called in to visit my mother on my way home from the city late one afternoon when I l lived in Melbourne and worked from home as a freelance advertising copywriter.
I thought I was making a social visit to learn the latest gossip about the family but I was in for a shock.
As Florence greeted me at the door, eyes watering and cheeks flushed, she looked like she’d seen a ghost.
I think she had.
She’d been researching the family tree.
So when she came to check the birth and death details of her childhood companion at the Melbourne Cemetery she got rather more than she expected.
According to the information on the gravestone her Granny Fitz had died seventeen years before Florence was born.
What royal secret did Granny Fitz bring beyond the grave with her?
Where did my investigations lead, what major historical characters were revealed from this simple fact?
And what unexpected historical territory did I enter when I started to follow the trail that Granny, or Mrs Fitz, left for me?
Read this amazing mystery for your self in my book ‘Man Steps Off Planet’.
PS. Illustrated above is the present day replica of the historic tall ship ‘HMS Lady Nelson’ of which one of our characters was Acting Commander.