Dead Man's Creek - Detective Nell Buchanan (Paperback)
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Dead Man's Creek - Detective Nell Buchanan (Paperback)

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Published: 20/07/2023
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As newly appointed homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her hometown, a cold case reveals a never-ending trail of chilling secrets in this ingeniously crafted page-turner from the bestselling master of Outback Noir.

Longlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2024

A dam breaks. A body rises from the flood.

Hidden for decades, can this small town face the secrets that will surface?

Newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her hometown, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder - a 'file and forget'. But this is no ordinary cold case, her arrival provoking an unwelcome and threatening response from the small-town community. As more bodies are discovered, and she begins to question how well she truly knows those closest to her, Nell realises that finding the truth could prove more difficult - and dangerous - than she'd ever expected.

The nearer Nell comes to uncovering the secrets of the past, the more treacherous her path becomes. Can she survive to root out the truth, and what price will she have to pay for it?

Gripping and atmospheric, Dead Man's Creek is a stunning multi-layered thriller from Chris Hammer.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781472295682
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A commanding, consuming and outright thrilling mystery. Chris Hammer's first-class series goes from strength to strength. - Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End

My favourite Australian detective is Nell Buchanan. Dead Man's Creek is a richly textured novel. - Ann Cleeves

Utterly brilliant, a darkly simmering mystery - an Australian Where The Crawdads Sing. - Dervla McTiernan, bestselling author of The Ruin

Chris Hammer is at the height of his power here. Dead Man's Creek is a superb piece of storytelling - a dark and compelling saga brilliantly rooted in a rich Australian landscape. - William Shaw, bestselling author of the DS Alexandra Cupidi series

Chris Hammer is one of the leading proponents of Outback Noir and Dead Man's Creek is another stellar offering. A big, meaty, complex crime story. - Vaseem Khan

Dingo noir at its finest. This may well be Hammer's best work yet. Atmospheric and thrilling. I was gripped. - Victoria Selman, bestselling author of Truly Darkly Deeply

Chris Hammer has surpassed himself in Dead Man's Creek. I doubt I'll read a better novel this year. - The Times

Hammer is at his best in this panoramic novel - Sunday Times

Exceptional. This is storytelling that grasps the reader like poison ivy, never once losing its hypnotic grip: both compelling and masterful. - Daily Mail

An excellent, multi-layered and atmospheric thriller - Mail on Sunday

A sprawling and gripping new crime novel from the Australian noir master, - Peterborough Telegraph

A delight from start to finish - Irish Independent

Dead Man's Creek has it all-a vivid setting, characters that live and breathe and feel utterly real, and an epic mystery stretching across decades that thrills and surprises. This is a perfect crime novel. - Lisa Gray, bestselling author of the Jessica Shaw series

A vivid and gripping thriller where long-buried secrets were interwoven brilliantly with current threat. I loved it! - Gytha Lodge, bestselling author of She Lies In Wait

Chris Hammer at the height of his powers ... absolutely not to be missed! - Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town

It would be unfair to say Chris Hammer is at the top of the crime writing game. Chris Hammer IS the game. Readers will devour Chris Hammer's exceptional novel. - Benjamin Stevenson, author of Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone

Chris has an another absolute cracker on his hands here. Chris is without a doubt one of the best active Australian crime writers, and a new book from him is always an unmissable event. One of those stories you don't want to put down once you've started. - Shelley Burr, author of Wake

Timely and timeless, Dead Man's Creek is some of the finest crime fiction out there. Chris Hammer just gets better. - Dominic Nolan, author of Vine Street

A fantastic rural crime story with a huge family saga running through it all - Tariq Ashkanani, author of Welcome to Cooper

Chris Hammer has another hit on his hands. Great characters, a riveting plot, and an evocative setting. Hammer is a modern-day master, and this book has it all. - Peter Papathanasiou, author of The Stoning

This a superb book, a totally compelling story of small town secrets, multi-layered and beautifully written. - Kevin Wignall, author of Those Who Disappeared

The publication of Chris Hammer book has become one of those events that you eagerly await. Dead Man's Creek is no exception. Mesmerising and unputdownable from start to finish, Chris is a master at work. - James Delargy, author of 55 and Vanished

A rich, complex thriller, packed with detail and intrigue. - Christian White, author of The Nowhere Child

Gripping - Heat

Sleek, savage and addictive - Woman's Own

A complex, twisty thriller, with nuanced characters and a winding plot all set in the oppressive Australian heat. - Lisa Hall

A clever and compelling small town mystery, with an evocative setting and a brilliant cast of characters. This slice of Australian noir sparkles like an opal in the blistering sun. - Lisa Gray

Opal Country is a top-notch Aussie Noir with real heat coming off the pages. - Christopher Fowler

A brilliantly atmospheric mystery. - Heat

This novel - tighter, tougher, tenser - is Hammer's best work yet. - The Times

Chris Hammer is regarded as one of Australia's best new noir crime writers, and this immersive and lyrically written thriller copper-fastens this well-deserved reputation. - Irish Independent

Gold standard Outback noir [...] Chris Hammer's best writing to date. - Crime Fiction Lover

Nobody does Australian outback crime better. Hammer nails it again. - Peterborough Telegraph

Opal Country is richly rewarding. Hammer is quite brilliant. - Shots Magazine

A fast-paced and thrilling read. - Brown Flopsy's Book Burrow

Keeps you stuck to the story like an Outback miner's shirt to his back - The Sun

A sharp thriller - Woman's Own

A master of the crime genre - South Africa Sunday Times

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“Dead Man's Creek”

This is book two of this series and I usually bang on about starting from the beginning but, in this case, I think it would be OK to read as a stand alone. That said, you would only have one book to play catch up... More

Hardback edition
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“Gripping and perfect!”

Dead Mans Creek is the second book in Detective Nell Buchanan and Detective Sergeant Ivan Lucic series, so if you want to read them in order, The first book is Opal Country.

Upon opening the book I find a map, this... More

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KimG9

“Aussie crime noir at its best”

Another brilliant puzzler by Chris Hammer, Australian crime writer extraordinaire. I feel bereft now that I have finished and would happily give it another star, if permitted. In Dead Man's Creek we are back with... More

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