Peter Mulraney is Australia's crime writing mystic. He grew up in country South Australia, before going to Adelaide to complete high school and attend university. While he was studying in the city, he met an Italian girl and forgot to go home. He's married with two grown children. Before devoting himself to writing, Peter worked as a teacher, an insurance agent, a banker and a public servant. His Inspector West series of crime novels explores the lives of people who commit crimes, mess up relationships and fall in love - not necessarily in that order - and the life of Inspector Carl West, who sometimes solves a crime or two.