20th January 1936, and King George V is dying.
On the same day, Bob Kelty accompanies a friend to the house of a local recluse. There they find Hugh Smithson brutally murdered.
Horror turns to nightmare as Bob’s friend, Richard Hamill, comes under suspicion of the murder and Bob reluctantly becomes embroiled, once more, in the investigation of a terrible crime.
Gradually, he begins to uncover the truth, and it is something nobody expected…
Set against the backdrop of the abdication crisis and the looming shadow of war, Barossa Street examines the prejudice of 1930s society and its impact on the justice system.
Will this lead to the police jumping to conclusions and arresting the wrong man? Or will Bob save the day?