The Bunting Quest

bunting-questAustralian writer Steven Marcuson’s novel, The Bunting Quest, uses a 1581 world map by Heinrich Bünting, and the appearance thereon of what appears to be the west coast of Australia decades before its discovery, as a plot McGuffin: “Nick Lawrance, an antique map dealer, is shocked to find his gallery has been burgled. However, this isn’t an ordinary robbery: the thieves have ignored priceless maps and have only taken Bunting’s World Map. All of a sudden, Nick is thrown into a four-hundred-year religious mystery where strange people around him will do anything for this map … even kill for it. Nick has to figure out why, before it’s too late.” Available in Australia from Hybrid Publishers and for the Kindle and iBooks worldwide. [WMS]