“A Study In Flesh” is a roller coaster ride through the life of Ron Norman Turner, aka Roman, a young lad from outback Australia who becomes a famous celebrity portrait artist. Set in Western Australia, and London, we journey with Roman through love and betrayal, war, political intrigue, and death and disease.

When the dark mood held him in thrall Ronald Norman Turner had a perverse desire to cut and slash. He gripped the knife handle firmly and brought the blade down onto the pearly flesh, leaving a scarlet wound across the pert breasts. He sliced fiercely, watching with pleasure as the brown-red tips were replaced by a smear of red from which an oily tear trickled.”

Wendy draws on her experience as an artist to set a mood and colour for each chapter, to take the reader to new heights of visual experiences as she paints each fascinating scene with words.