My favourite Australian detective is Nell Buchanan. Dead Man's Creek is a richly textured novel.
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.
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.
A commanding, consuming and outright thrilling mystery. Chris Hammer's first-class series goes from strength to strength.
This a superb book, a totally compelling story of small town secrets, multi-layered and beautifully written.
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.
Dingo noir at its finest. This may well be Hammer's best work yet. Atmospheric and thrilling. I was gripped.
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.
A vivid and gripping thriller where long-buried secrets were interwoven brilliantly with current threat. I loved it!
Chris Hammer at the height of his powers ... absolutely not to be missed!
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.
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.
A rich, complex thriller, packed with detail and intrigue.
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.
A fantastic rural crime story with a huge family saga running through it all
Chris Hammer has surpassed himself in Dead Man's Creek. I doubt I'll read a better novel this year.
Sleek, savage and addictive
Exceptional. This is storytelling that grasps the reader like poison ivy, never once losing its hypnotic grip: both compelling and masterful.
An excellent, multi-layered and atmospheric thriller
Hammer is at his best in this panoramic novel
A sprawling and gripping new crime novel from the Australian noir master,
A delight from start to finish
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.