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I'm a novelist now, but that's only because I've worked as a barman, actor, streetseller, labourer, exterminator, factory worker, gardener, clerk, travel agent, teacher and drug trial guinea pig, amongst other things. I've published short fiction in Australia (anthologised in Pascoe Publishing's Best Fifty Stories Collection) and had a longer piece short-listed for the Vogel/Australian Literary Award. My first novel 'The Summons' was published in 2006 (Vintage - Random House.) My new crime novel 'Line of Sight' was published by Penguin Australia in September 2010.
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Books And Authors I Like:
george pelecanos, richard price, georges simenon, james lee burke, leonardo sciascia, shane maloney, peter temple...and the kinkster...
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
deadwood, the wire, Oz, blue murder, homicide, division 4

Extract - opening pages of 'Line of Sight' (Penguin Australia, Sept 2010)

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Review of The Half-Child by Angela Savage (Text, 2010)

Jayne Keeney is a Bangkok PI who apart from her skills as an investigator, whose sharp observations as an outsider fill the pages of this terrific novel ('his eyes were amber, but not in an attractive way. As if his skull was full of beer'), is well qualified in the areas of 'drinking, smoking and inappropriate relationships' (my kind of heroine, exactly.) She is called to investigate the alleged suicide of a young Australian volunteer in a religious organisation, a woman who is described by… Continue

Posted on February 21, 2011 at 4:02pm

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At 1:47am on August 16, 2011, Noir Nation said…

Hi David,


I'm one of the editors for Noir Nation, and I would love to get some more stories from Australia for Issue 2  (Issue 1 will be available Sept 1, 2011).  Looking for short stories and graphic stories (comics).  Maybe you have some, and could also help spread the word?  We start reading for issue 2 on Oct 1.


Thank you,



At 10:59am on October 20, 2010, Lee Franklin said…
Hi David,
Glad to meet a fellow West Aussie. Hope all is going well with you. Look forward to getting to know you more and will definately hunt down your books! ;)
At 4:13pm on October 6, 2010, Shane Maloney said…
Never say no to a free review copy, Dave. Send it to me care of Text Publishing is the best bet. And yes, Peter was my native informant for a piece on Bass I did for Crikey during the election. Strange place Tasmania - hence the Flanagans.
Shane - currently at Ubud Writers Festival and theoretically incommunicado.
At 1:21pm on October 1, 2010, Karen from AustCrime said…
Thanks for the offer David - I've ordered a copy of your book (no patience / none / zero ;) )

Thanks for the kind words about austcrime, and shout if you need Crimespace hand-holding, you'll get the hang of things after a while :)
At 8:50pm on September 30, 2010, Karen from AustCrime said…
Hi David - looking forward to getting to your novel. Welcome to Crimespace - hope you enjoy it around here.
At 3:49am on September 29, 2010, Kate the Book Buff said…
Hello and welcome! I just wanted to introduce myself, and my blog, The Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People. Check it out at http://www.thebookbuff.blogspot.com

There is always a giveaway going on at The Book Buff, click on the book title for more info:

The Aristobrats by best selling author Jennifer Solow (YA)
The Island (audiobook) by New York Times best seller Elin Hilderbrand (Women's Contemporary Fiction)
Texas Roads by Cathy Bryant (Christian Fiction/Romance)

It can be a bit overwhelming around here at first, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

-Kate the Book Buff

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