The Great Brassmonkey Bay Jewel Robbery is Sydney writer Judith Lydia Mercure's third work of family fiction. Previous works include The Magic Island Gang (ebook) and Dandy and Stout: An Unusual Friendship. She is currently at work on another Adventures of the Magic Island Gang series, Liberation from Larrikin Landing, as well as a YA novel, Bitterroot Homestead.
Scarlet screams, dropping the gun. It hits the deck and the rifle discharges, puncturing the fuel keg. A trail of fluid runs across the deck like a frightened rodent. No one breathes.