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Reviews & testimonials

Pete Hill, 96.5 radio   

You see headstones and wonder about that person; this is a conduit to their lives. A great read.

Sue Hart   

I was enthralled with the stories and read them all in one sitting. Just in the past two weeks, I have completed the quest of finding and visiting all the graves in the book.

Troy Lennon, The Daily Telegraph   

A fascinating topic as this book shows with its tales of deadly disease, murder, tragedy and loss.

Michael Wouters, Cootharaba   

If I buy only one book this year, it will be Grave Tales.

Dorothy Whittington, editor, Your Time   

The headstones seldom tell the story or the historic event that led to their demise – but Helen and Chris do. Together, they have the perfect mix of skills for the task.

Phil Brown, Arts Editor, The Courier-Mail   

Hanging around cemeteries is weird but Brisbane journalists Helen Goltz and Chris Adams have their reasons.

Chris Smith, 2GB/4BC Maquarie Media   

What they’ve uncovered is like something out of a movie.

Michelle Beesley, She Society   

Promises a dose of fascinating local history, a hint of mystery and a range of stories that trace the path of some of the city’s residents to their final resting places.

Jacob Roebuck, ABC Radio   

Fascinating stories behind the headstones.

Helen Holdey, Brighton   

They may be buried in cemeteries... but they are being remembered years after their demise.

Sarah Harris, Studio 10   

A rollicking read.

Grantlee Kieza, The Sunday Mail   

Intriguing lives and lasting resting places are documented in the fascinating Grave Tales.


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Quotes from Grave Tales:

“The train was rocking dangerously as it approached the bend. It appeared to be gathering speed. I realised something was wrong, and yelled out ‘Hold on, here it comes.”

— Mr J. O’Mara. Source: The Courier-Mail, May 1947.