4-bones:

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.