First published : 2014 Text Publishing, Australia; 2015 St Martin’s Press/Minotaur, USA
A meth-addicted bikie shoots a woman in a police siege. An elderly couple suicide on the terrace of their favourite café. An unidentified white male is stabbed to death in the street. Just another day at the office for Sydney homicide detective Harry Belltree. Until he identifies the stabbing victim as his own brother-in-law, and journalist Kelly Pool suggests there’s a link between the three incidents. Harry can’t get involved, not officially. That’s why he goes off-grid to investigate. And that’s when things start to get complicated, and very dangerous. For both Harry and Kelly. Crucifixion Creek is the first book of the Belltree trilogy.
an unqualified triumph and Aussie hardboiled crime fiction at its very best. (West Australian)
…takes off at a frantic gallop towards a heart-thumping finale that promises only a brief respite. Be prepared to stay up late. (Sydney Morning Herald)
Absolutely top-shelf. Get it, read it, don’t put it down. (Crime Factory)