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Other merchandise / ISBN-13: 9781035401666

ON SALE: 5th January 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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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.
Ann Cleeves
A complex, twisty thriller, with nuanced characters and a winding plot all set in the oppressive Australian heat.
Lisa Hall
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.
Lisa Gray
Opal Country is a top-notch Aussie Noir with real heat coming off the pages.
Christopher Fowler
A brilliantly atmospheric mystery.
This novel - tighter, tougher, tenser - is Hammer's best work yet.
The Times
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.
Irish Independent
Gold standard Outback noir [...] Chris Hammer's best writing to date.
Crime Fiction Lover
Nobody does Australian outback crime better. Hammer nails it again.
Peterborough Telegraph
Opal Country is richly rewarding. Hammer is quite brilliant.
Shots Magazine
A fast-paced and thrilling read.
Brown Flopsy's Book Burrow
Keeps you stuck to the story like an Outback miner's shirt to his back
The Sun
A sharp thriller
Woman's Own
A master of the crime genre
South Africa Sunday Times
Utterly brilliant, a darkly simmering mystery - an Australian Where The Crawdads Sing.
Dervla McTiernan, bestselling author of The Ruin
Timely and timeless, Dead Man's Creek is some of the finest crime fiction out there. Chris Hammer just gets better.
Dominic Nolan, author of Vine Street