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Opal Country by Chris Hammer

Gold standard Outback noir from the rich opal fields of barren northern Queensland, Australia. Chris Hammer’s new stand alone tale may well be his best writing to date and that’s saying something as it follows his engrossing and original Scrublands trilogy. Like those doorstop novels,…
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Trust by Chris Hammer

Crime fiction lovers have been treated to many a glimpse of out-of-the-way Australia in recent years. From bushland and outback to dustbowl towns and featureless farmland, we’ve been absorbed by shows like Mystery Road, and when it comes to novels, Chris Hammer has been at…
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Features

Ten of the best crime novels about journalists

Crime Fiction Lover contributor Kate Vane’s new crime novel, Still You Sleep, features online journalist Tilda Green and crime reporter Freddie Stone as they investigate the death of a young woman from a drug overdose. Here’s her pick of journalists in crime fiction. Journalists make…
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Book Club

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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Mal McEwan: Top five books of 2019

I want my crime fiction to take me to different places, often darker ones, that I don’t recognise. So, there’s no domestic noir here but there are two books featuring men called Keller, and a couple of them could prop open a pair of heavy…
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Silver

Written by Chris Hammer — We first met this author and his creation the world-weary journalist Martin Scarsden in the excellent debut novel Scrublands. With that novel shortlisted for the 2019 CWA John Creasy New Blood Dagger, Hammer and Scarsden are back and somehow it…
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