Classic Hammer, with the heat and the small town obsession with secrecy and past grievances. A crime novel that will stay with me for a long time.
A complex, twisty thriller, with nuanced characters and a winding plot all set in the oppressive Australian heat.
A clever and compelling small town mystery, with an evocative setting and a brilliant cast of characters. This slice of Australian noir sparkles like an opal in the blistering sun.
Opal Country is a top-notch Aussie Noir with real heat coming off the pages.
A brilliantly atmospheric mystery.
This novel - tighter, tougher, tenser - is Hammer's best work yet.
Chris Hammer is regarded as one of Australia's best new noir crime writers, and this immersive and lyrically written thriller copper-fastens this well-deserved reputation.
Gold standard Outback noir [...] Chris Hammer's best writing to date.
Nobody does Australian outback crime better. Hammer nails it again.
Opal Country is richly rewarding. Hammer is quite brilliant.
A fast-paced and thrilling read.
Keeps you stuck to the story like an Outback miner's shirt to his back
A sharp thriller
A master of the crime genre
Utterly brilliant, a darkly simmering mystery - an Australian Where The Crawdads Sing.
Timely and timeless, Dead Man's Creek is some of the finest crime fiction out there. Chris Hammer just gets better.