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by Chris Hammer

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Note: contains mature themes

1 September – 15 September 2021

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by Chris Hammer

1 September - 15 September 2021

Winner of the 2019 CWA Dagger New Blood Award for Best First Crime Novel
In an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself.
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Chris Hammer

Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction novelist, author of international bestsellers Scrublands and Silver.
His new book, Trust, was published in Australia and New Zealand in October 2020 and internationally from early 2021.Scrublands was an instant bestseller upon publication in 2018, topping the Australian fiction charts. It was shortlisted for major writing awards in Australia, the UK and the United States. In the UK it was named the Sunday Times Crime Novel of the Year 2019 and won the prestigious UK Crime Writers’ Association John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award. Scrublands, Silver and Trust all feature troubled journalist Martin Scarsden and his partner Mandalay Blonde.

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