Alex Palmer

Blood Redemption

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Matthew Lui sees his parents gunned down on a lonely Sydney backstreet. The killer, a young woman, stares him in the face before fleeing the scene. When the police arrive, all they find is the discarded gun. Who is the young woman? How can she have disappeared into thin air?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0732271312
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Paul Harrigan
Grace Riordan
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2003

Tattooed Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Paul Harrigan is a top cop who has survived the corruption and political manoeuvrings of the NSW Police. So far ...

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780732285722
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Paul Harrigan
Grace Riordan
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2008

The Labyrinth Of Drowning

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Two years have passed since top cop Paul Harrigan walked away from the New South Wales Police Force to be his own man.  Since then his life has been a gift, and his home with his partner Agent Grace Riordan and their daughter a sanctuary.

When a trafficked sex worker is found brutally murdered in Sydney bushland, it should be just work for Grace.  But the murder is too savage.  And someone is watching them - perhaps Harrigan's old enemies, who want their pound of flesh.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780732285746
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Paul Harrigan
Grace Riordan
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2009

Alex Palmer

Author Information
Palmer, Alex

About the Author

Alex Palmer was born in London in 1952. Her father abandoned her family when she was very young and they left England when she was five to live variously in South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, arriving in Sydney in the late 1960s. Here, she studied English literature and language at Macquarie University and later sat for a postgraduate Diploma in information management at the University of New South Wales.

2010 Davitt Award Nominees

The list of nominees for the 2010 Davitt Awards has now been released.  More wonderful reading to catch up on!

* Marks the ones I've had the good fortune to read so far.

ADULT FICTION

Allen & Unwin - Sharp Shooter by Marianne Delacourt *

Allen & Unwin - Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood *

Allen & Unwin - Red Dust by Fleur McDonald

Arcadia - Steel River by Antoinette Eklund

THE LABYRINTH OF DROWNING - Alex Palmer

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Labyrinth of Drowning
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780732285746
Series: 
Paul Harrigan
Grace Riordan
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2009

Currently Reading - The Labyrinth of Drowning, Alex Palmer

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This is the third book from Alex Palmer - her second book The Tattooed Man won the Canberra Critics Circle Award, the first book Blood Redemption won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel, the Canberra Critics Circle Award for Literature and the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award.

From the Blurb:

Two years have passed since top cop Paul Harrigan walked away from the New South Wales Police Force to be his ownman.  Since then his life has been a gift, and his home with his partner Agent Grace Riordan and their daughter a sanctuary.

THE TATTOOED MAN - Alex Palmer

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Tattooed Man
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780732285722
Series: 
Paul Harrigan
Grace Riordan
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2008

Currently Reading - The Tattooed Man, Alex Palmer

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Another of the long listed nominees for this year's Neds is Alex Palmer's second book - The Tattooed Man

"The dead sat at the table like those who are about to eat but never will.  Dinner plants set before them contained a meal left untouched.  Their rested mouths, their closed eyes, the unshifting weight of their bodies, had a finality beyond waking."

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