Kenneth Cook

Fear is the Rider

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It was quite silent in the scrub. No breeze stirred the leaves and no bird moved, except for the kite hawks wheeling silently, eternally, high in the hot air. 

She smelt her attacker before she saw him. 

A heavy stench hit her with such force that she started with shock. It was a smell she’d never encountered before. Not man, not animal, something like carrion, but alive. It seemed to envelop and suffocate her, then became tangible as two arms wrapped around her body and began tearing at her clothing.

ISBN: 
B016TQ4F18
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Wake in Fright

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Wake in Fright is the original and greatest outback horror story. It tells the tale of John Grant's journey into an alcoholic, sexual, and spiritual nightmare. Outback town Bundanyabba and its citizens will forever haunt you.

ISBN: 
9781921922169
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
1961
2013

Kenneth Cook

Author Information
Cook, Kenneth

Kenneth Cook was born in Sydney. Wake In Fright, which drew on his time as a journalist in Broken Hill, was first published in 1961 when Cook was 32. It was published in England and America, translated into several languages, and was a prescribed text in schools. Cook wrote twenty-two books in a variety of genres, and was well known in film...