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Silver

Chris Hammer’s debut, Scrublands, introduced us to world-weary journalist Martin Scarsden and won plaudits worldwide. Now Martin is back, and about to makes a mess of a sparkling new clean slate. He has hooked up with the lovely Mandalay Blonde and her baby son Liam…
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Man at the Window

Written by Robert Jeffreys — In recent years, crime fiction set in Australia has been a huge hit with readers worldwide – think The Dry by Jane Harper, Chris Hammer’s Scrublands and Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry, to name but three. All are set in modern-day…
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The Golden Child

Written by Wendy James — There are some pretty nasty characters out in the world. Hit and run drivers, hostage takers, robbers, serial killers, pre-teenage girls…. And yes, I meant to include that last category. Girls approaching their teens can prove a little unpredictable –…
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A Willing Executioner

Written by Connell Nisbet — A Nordic-inspired police procedural set in remote Australia; a debut written by an established magazine writer; an ambitious and unsettling work containing a couple of the most uniquely gruesome murders you’ll encounter in fiction this year. A Willing Executioner is a…
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First Person

Written by Richard Flanagan — Can this be true? Has the 2014 Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan written a crime fiction novel? Well, yes and no. First Person does have mystery and crime at its heart, but it refuses to play by the rules of…
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