Being a Kiwi police detective - and a lesbian - in the Australian force is tough enough for Detective Inspector Robbie Gray in Chris Stuart's crime novel, For Reasons of Their Own.
But Robbie is now in trouble when a previous drug-related investigation casts suspicion on her and her team.
Author Chris Stuart is back in New Zealand after living in Melbourne for many years.
For this novel, she tells Lynn Freeman, Chris drew on her time working in humanitarian organisations like the Red Cross, Oxfam and particularly with Aboriginal communities in outback Australia.
For Reasons of Their Own by Chris Stuart is published by Original Sin Press.