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Leigh Straw



Leigh Straw is a historian and author. Her books include three crime novels (LimestoneSophia Lane and The Call), a history of criminal women in Perth and Fremantle (Drunks, Pests and Harlots, 2013) and a book on Australian World War I soldiers and her latest biography The Worst Woman in Sydney – The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh. She is Senior Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame. Straw is currently writing a book ​on Lillian Armfield, Australia's first female detective.