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Dead Man's Creek

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5th January 2023

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Ann Cleeves
My favourite Australian detective is Nell Buchanan. Dead Man's Creek is a richly textured novel.
Lisa Hall
A complex, twisty thriller, with nuanced characters and a winding plot all set in the oppressive Australian heat.
Lisa Gray
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.
Christopher Fowler
Opal Country is a top-notch Aussie Noir with real heat coming off the pages.
A brilliantly atmospheric mystery.
The Times
This novel - tighter, tougher, tenser - is Hammer's best work yet.
Irish Independent
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.
Crime Fiction Lover
Gold standard Outback noir [...] Chris Hammer's best writing to date.
Peterborough Telegraph
Nobody does Australian outback crime better. Hammer nails it again.
Shots Magazine
Opal Country is richly rewarding. Hammer is quite brilliant.
Brown Flopsy's Book Burrow
A fast-paced and thrilling read.
The Sun
Keeps you stuck to the story like an Outback miner's shirt to his back
Woman's Own
A sharp thriller
South Africa Sunday Times
A master of the crime genre
Dervla McTiernan, bestselling author of The Ruin
Utterly brilliant, a darkly simmering mystery - an Australian Where The Crawdads Sing.
Dominic Nolan, author of Vine Street
Timely and timeless, Dead Man's Creek is some of the finest crime fiction out there. Chris Hammer just gets better.
William Shaw, bestselling author of the DS Alexandra Cupidi series
Chris Hammer is at the height of his power here. Dead Man's Creek is a superb piece of storytelling - a dark and compelling saga brilliantly rooted in a rich Australian landscape.
Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End
A commanding, consuming and outright thrilling mystery. Chris Hammer's first-class series goes from strength to strength.
Kevin Wignall, author of Those Who Disappeared
This a superb book, a totally compelling story of small town secrets, multi-layered and beautifully written.
Lisa Gray, bestselling author of the Jessica Shaw series
Dead Man's Creek has it all-a vivid setting, characters that live and breathe and feel utterly real, and an epic mystery stretching across decades that thrills and surprises. This is a perfect crime novel.
Victoria Selman, bestselling author of Truly Darkly Deeply
Dingo noir at its finest. This may well be Hammer's best work yet. Atmospheric and thrilling. I was gripped.
James Delargy, author of 55 and Vanished
The publication of Chris Hammer book has become one of those events that you eagerly await. Dead Man's Creek is no exception. Mesmerising and unputdownable from start to finish, Chris is a master at work.
Gytha Lodge, bestselling author of She Lies In Wait
A vivid and gripping thriller where long-buried secrets were interwoven brilliantly with current threat. I loved it!
Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town
Chris Hammer at the height of his powers ... absolutely not to be missed!
Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone
It would be unfair to say Chris Hammer is at the top of the crime writing game. Chris Hammer IS the game. Readers will devour Chris Hammer's exceptional novel.
Shelley Burr, author of Wake
Chris has an another absolute cracker on his hands here. Chris is without a doubt one of the best active Australian crime writers, and a new book from him is always an unmissable event. One of those stories you don't want to put down once you've started.
Christian White, author of The Nowhere Child
A rich, complex thriller, packed with detail and intrigue.
Peter Papathanasiou, author of The Stoning
Chris Hammer has another hit on his hands. Great characters, a riveting plot, and an evocative setting. Hammer is a modern-day master, and this book has it all.
Tariq Ashkanani, author of Welcome to Cooper
A fantastic rural crime story with a huge family saga running through it all
The Times
Chris Hammer has surpassed himself in Dead Man's Creek. I doubt I'll read a better novel this year.
Woman's Own
Sleek, savage and addictive
Daily Mail
Exceptional. This is storytelling that grasps the reader like poison ivy, never once losing its hypnotic grip: both compelling and masterful.
Mail on Sunday
An excellent, multi-layered and atmospheric thriller
Sunday Times
Hammer is at his best in this panoramic novel
Peterborough Telegraph
A sprawling and gripping new crime novel from the Australian noir master,
Irish Independent
A delight from start to finish
Vaseem Khan
Chris Hammer is one of the leading proponents of Outback Noir and Dead Man's Creek is another stellar offering. A big, meaty, complex crime story.

Detective Nell Buchanan