Devlin Pool is the story of a murder in the Geraldton/Greenough region of Western Australia and the ensuing police investigation. Set against this contemporary crime are the nineteenth-century murders of sailors who had been involved in a robbery at sea and the massacre of Aboriginals in the area. Barney Merrick and Zep Marcon, two Geraldton detectives, encounter a bikie feud and Aboriginal rights issues as they try to solve the killing, during the period of the frenzy of a local football Grand Final.
Kenneth Frederick Stewart was born in 1948 in Perth, Western Australia, and grew up in the suburb of Cottesloe. He is now a retired teacher after forty-two years in the classroom, twenty-five of those as the Head of Mathematics Department in senior high schools. Ten years were spent in Geraldton, and during that period, he was a senior goal umpire for the GNFL. He now lives in Balcatta in Perth. Ken runs a separate web page for his family history research with KITTO as a one-name study. He is a keen body surfer and bush walker.