Where should you start:
Well Fergus Hume's The Mystery of a Hansom Cab is the first Australian mystery and it's now available from a number of publishers as well as online.
Peter Corris is the master of the hard-bitten PI style here.
For Police Procedurals Garry Disher, Barry Maitland, Michael Robotham, or Jon Cleary might appeal. (Maitland and Robotham set their series overseas).
For a range of books - some of which are set in Europe WWI timeframes Marshall Browne is a tremendous writer who is sadly little known - deserves a lot more attention.
If you're into humour then you can't go past Leigh Redhead (think of her as our Liz Evans but with a little more sex). You might also want to try New Zealander Paul Thomas, particularly Dirty Laundry or Chris Niles her Hell's Kitchen is brillant.
If you like Evanovich or her ilk Kirsty Brooks may appeal or try the fictional series from Robin Bowles
Like Hiassen - try Robert G Barrett or Chris Nyst.
Bit of a fan of hard-boiled J.R. Carroll or Peter Doyle.
Slightly more on the softer, cozier style Brian Kavanagh, Sandy Curtis, Bunty Avieson or Joy Dettman.
Thrillers - Lindy Cameron, David A Rollins, Matthew Reilly, James Phelan or Garry Disher's Wyatt series.
Don't, what ever you do, miss Peter Temple or Shane Maloney - both have series set in Melbourne.
James Bond Australian style? Geoff McGeachin's Alby Murdoch series is hilarious.
For the set elsewhere by Australasians Jane Goodall, J M Calder or P D Martin could be right.
For a current day glimpse of real life try Adrian Hyland or Angela Savage - Hyland is currently set firmly in Australia and Savage's book is set in SE Asia.
For one of the master's of the art of the PI Caroline Shaw or Gabrielle Lord.
For a bit of a switch on the crime scene viewpoint (and the victim's for that matter) Katherine Howell.
Kerry Greenwood has a very famous historical series as well as a new latter day heroine.
Don't forget Claire McNab, Lindy Cameron, Merrilee Moss or Rose Beecham if you would like to see an Australasian take on a central lesbian character.
Recently New Zealander Paul Cleave has written a slightly different take on the serial killer who likes to explain himself to the reader.
For a general ramble around our up and coming writers you can't go past Scarlet Stiletto - The First Cut
Well basically - check out everybody on this site - you're sure to find somebody who will suit.