Opal Country is richly rewarding. Hammer is quite brilliant.
A brilliantly atmospheric mystery.
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.
A complex, twisty thriller, with nuanced characters and a winding plot all set in the oppressive Australian heat.
A fast-paced and thrilling read.
A master of the crime genre
A sharp thriller
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.
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.
Gold standard Outback noir [...] Chris Hammer's best writing to date.
Keeps you stuck to the story like an Outback miner's shirt to his back
Nobody does Australian outback crime better. Hammer nails it again.
Opal Country is a top-notch Aussie Noir with real heat coming off the pages.
This novel - tighter, tougher, tenser - is Hammer's best work yet.
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.