The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

A big read set in the NZ gold rush town of Hokitika where a hermit prospector is discovered dead in his hut, a young digger who’s already struck gold is missing and the town prostitute is found half dead of an opium overdose. Victorian gothic with a complex whodunnit slowly being revealed.

I am sure there is much more to this novel than I realised, but I enjoyed it none the less.

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