2006

Packing Death

This is the true crime story of (then) Detective Senior Constable Lachlan McCulloch and the undercover operation he ran to crack the notorious Pettingill family drug trafficking network in the immediate aftermath of the not-guilty verdicts handed down to members of that family for the execution style murder of two young police constables.

Detective Senior Constable Lachlan McCulloch was a member of the police force for almost 16 years, working undercover and in the drug squad. 

Out of the Silence

‘This is a work of intelligence and talent informed by a deeply humane sensitivity.’ – Sydney Morning Herald

Three Australian women from very different worlds: Maggie Heffernan, a spirited working-class country girl; Elizabeth Hamilton, a charismatic suffragist from Melbourne and the first woman to stand for Parliament in Australia, have their lives collide around a terrible tragedy.

Crook as Rookwood

‘Sydney noir meets John Grisham.’ Australian Bookseller and Publisher

In an inner suburb of Sydney, a pensioner is bashed in his own home. An old Labor Party stalwart loses the faith and goes looking for someone to blame.

And a young woman called Slick finds an unsettling connection between the death of her ex-husband and her new boss.

The Broken Shore

‘Peter Temple has been described as one of Australia’s best crime novelists, but he’s far better than that. He’s one of our best novelists full stop.’  Sun-Herald

Joe Cashin, a Melbourne homicide detective, is posted to his hometown to recuperate from his serious physical injuries sustained in the line of duty. Against a background of family tragedy, politics, police corruption and racism, he investigates the death of a wealthy local man, Charles Burgoyne.

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