In BURN PATTERNS, author Ron Elliott has Australia's answer to popular international female crime fiction protagonists such as Kay Scarpetta, Tempe Brennan, and Sara Linton to name a few in Iris Foster aka The Fire Lady - a therapist in a city psychology practice who aides the police and fire service profiling arsonists.
"There were always people who visited their damage on others. If the damage involved fire, Iris would keep trying to put them out."
Iris is the kind of flawed character I like to read about and is perfect for this kind of semi procedural crime. I hope to see her in many installments to come.
BURN PATTERNS comes out in June 2016 and is published by Fremantle Press.