Carol Baxter, the History Detective, is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England. She is the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author of six historical 'true-crime thrillers', including "The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable" and "Chubbie Miller." She is the editor of many publications dealing with Australian colonial records. She is also the author of another three genealogical 'how to' books: "Writing Interesting Family Histories," "Help! Historical and Genealogical Truth: How do I separate fact from fiction?" and "Help! How do I find my ancestor's surname?" She is an international genealogical speaker, giving seminars on researching and writing at genealogical conferences on land and on international cruise ships.