Dusty Kent was born in 1983 in the fictional town of Claigan in East Gippsland in Victoria, Australia, the area featured in Murder in Murloo.
She is petite with wild, frizzy auburn hair and green eyes, and stands 5ft 2in (158 centimetres) tall. Her name means ‘warrior’ and that’s what Dusty is: a warrior with a fierce determination to catch murderers. She is a karate black belt but her weapons are usually more subtle and psychological than physical.
What does Dusty do?
Dusty Kent is an investigative journalist who specialises in solving cold case murders. She is the best at what she does and has never yet failed to solve a case she has taken on for investigation.
Some say she is arrogant and conceited but those who understand her know she doesn't make idle boasts. She says she is the best because the evidence indicates it is true. At the same time, she is not afraid to admit to her mistakes and has been known to confess to her faults. For example, in A Devious Mind she tells her assistant Sean that she admires the 'unthinking kindness' some people are capable of and admits : I’d be resentful if I had to give up everything to look after someone else.
Why does Dusty solve cold cases?
Dusty Kent knows what it is like to live with the uncertainty of not knowing what has happened to a loved one. One morning, when Dusty was five years old, she smiled and waved goodbye to her mother as she ran through the school gates just as she always did. But Dusty’s mother did not return to pick her daughter up from school that afternoon. She simply vanished. Police believe she went missing during the short walk from the school to her home and they were unable to find any trace of this devoted mother and much loved wife. Dusty's grandmother died without ever knowing what happened to her daughter. Dusty's father died without knowing what happened to his wife.
Dusty yearns to know what happened to her mother and does her best to prevent other families from having to 'endure years and years of not knowing'.
More about Dusty
Dusty was created by Brigid George the pen name of Amazon #1 bestselling author, JB Rowley.
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