In 1961, when Laurie McKenzie arrives in Darwin to take up a position as a constable, the Superintendent of Police informs her that because of an administrative error, she is the first and only female to be appointed as a police officer in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Laurie is posted to the outback mining town of Rabbit Creek where, as part of her job, she must deal with murders, a paedophile, a wife-beater and crocodile poachers, as she strives to earn the respect of the townspeople and her male colleagues.
Wendy Laing is an Australian writer who lives in Deloraine, a small town on the island state of Tasmania. She is the Secretary and Competition Coordinator for the Society of Women Writers Tasmania and also runs a writers group in Deloraine. Wendy also writes articles for the Launceston Examiner newspaper and the Meander Valley Gazette. Wendy has previously published poetry in Word Weavers, and short stories in magazines such as Stylus. Memoirs of an Arresting Woman is her first published novella.