|Published December 2015|
About the book
The Butterfly Enigma is a gripping romantic thriller. Based on strong, intelligent characters and extensive historical research, The Butterfly Enigma raises moral questions about the resettlement of Nazi war criminals post-World War II and explores the long dark shadow cast by World War II mass killings.
Inspiration for the book
"Working as a court reporter over the years, I heard some incredible stories in the Melbourne Law Courts – but the tales of Nazi war criminals living in Australia and the many unsuccessful attempts to bring them to justice filled me with an ongoing and abiding sense of outrage. Why could these mass murderers never be put on trial for their heinous crimes? So I decided to bring this part of Australia’s history to life.”
About the author
Lorraine Campbell is a licensed shorthand writer and worked for seventeen years as a court reporter with the Victoria Government Reporting Service. She holds an Arts degree from Monash, majoring in Philosophy and English Literature, and has studied French and German.
Lorraine lives in Melbourne, adores the opera, theatre and movies and also likes to keep fit. What she enjoys most though is lying on a chaise longue, popping chocolates and reading crime thrillers. Click here to read her guest post published a few days ago here on Carpe Librum, entitled A Day in the Life of a Stenographer.