Born in Bicton Western Australia, Dave was originally known in Australia as a Punk Rocker famous for his song "Suburban Boy" and for refusing to appear on Countdown :)
When reclusive former rock-star Andrew "The Lizard" Zirk accepts an invitation to a rock and roll party in honour of Australia's nastiest, sleaziest, crudest and most successful musician, Sydney Melbourne, he little realises he has just started a new career as Australia's most successful crime sleuth. Before his Fender has squealed its first note in anger, Sydney is dead of an apparent drug overdose. His long-standing roadie has provided the warm-up, zapped an hour earlier by 240 volts of deadly electricity. The suspects are stacked like 45s in an old Wurlitzer.
Get down, get funky, it's the Murder Hour, and your M.C., Andrew Zirk, is just about to find the Groove that will unmask the killer. Murder In The Groove, the first in a series of whodunnit mysteries featuring Zirk, was published in December 1998 by Pan Macmillan, Australia.