J.R. Carroll was born and raised in Melbourne, where he still lives. A graduate of Melbourne University, he worked as a teacher for a number of years before turning to full-time fiction writing in the mid-eighties. His first book, about the Vietnam War was Token Soldiers, which appeared in 1983.
Really really really really really pleased to have a new book from J.R. Carroll. Really pleased...
From the Blurb:
When the past comes knocking, it will not be denied ...
Ex-cop turned criminal lawyer Tim Fontaine and his wife Amy are heading for their weekender – a restored farmhouse in remote bushland known as Black Pig Bend.
But even before they've eaten dinner, three outlaw bikers arrive on the scene. Suddenly Tim's house becomes a fortress. Who are these people? Why have they come? Who sent them?
Noticed this out of the corner of my eye a while ago and have been meaning to mention how excited I got when I saw Momentum Books listing some of my favourite J.R. Carroll books and one I've not read before. 8 Hours to Die. These books were unbelievably hard to find when I finally twigged to their existence and in the main I ended up getting copies at second hand bookshops from one end of Victoria to another. Which meant every new find was a thing of real joy. And now, thanks to Momentum I'll be able to start from scratch and reread every one of them. Released early next year.