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Black Teeth

Zane Lovitt

A well-paced and thoroughly enjoyable piece of Australian-noir. Draws on the 'feel' of Jim Thompson et al. without falling into age-old American noir tropes.

The Dying Detective

Leif G.W. Persson

Just what do you do to a man who has raped and murdered a young girl when the criminal justice system has no remedy to offer? A modern Scandi-crime take on Arthur Conan Doyle.

Slaughter Park

Barry Maitland

A stunning conclusion to the Belltree Trilogy’s overarching mystery, an insightful comment on Australian history, past and present.

The Hate Race

Maxine Beneba Clarke

A powerful memoir and important reflection on Australia’s shameful and deeply ingrained racism.

The Road to Winter

Mark Smith

A compelling and intelligent story of survival in a bleak but beautiful Australian coastal setting.

Wimmera

Mark Brandi

Top-notch Aussie rural literary noir. A deeply unsettling exploration of boyhood and the rippling damage of child sexual assault.

The Thirst

Jo Nesbø

Nesbø is back to his best with a gripping and dark Harry Hole thriller. Tinder-users beware, your date may have a thirst for blood.

And Fire Came Down

Emma Viskic

The dark and intense follow-up to one hell of a debut. ‘A wasteland of shattered people’ and some killer dialogue set in the oppressive heat of an Australian summer.

The Everlasting Sunday

Robert Lukins

A tensely atmospheric debut set in a deep English winter. Explores the edge of adolescence, survival and friendship.

Kill Shot

Garry Disher

He's the bad guy that's easy to root for - a master thief with his eyes on the liquid assets of a notorious corporate crook. Wyatt is back, and he was never here.

The Bluffs

Kyle Perry

When a school group of teenage girls goes missing in the remote wilderness of Tasmania’s Great Western Tiers, the people of Limestone Creek are immediately on alert. Three decades ago, five young girls disappeared in the area of those dangerous bluffs, and the legend of ‘the Hungry Man’ still haunts locals to this day.