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Chris Hammer

Chris Hammer is an award-winning Australian crime fiction author. His first novel Scrublands was an instant bestseller – his most recent book is The Seven.

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“Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction author. His novels have been praised for their sense of place, their intricate plots, their colourful characters and their emotional depth.
His latest mystery, The Seven, was published in October 2023. It’s the third in a series featuring the adventures of homicide detectives Nell Buchanan and Ivan Lucic, anf follows Treasure & Dirt and The Tilt. The Tilt was recently named as The London Times Crime Book of the Year for 2023.

Chris’s first book, Scrublands, was an instant number-one bestseller upon publication in 2018. It won the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association New Blood Dagger for the best debut crime novel. It has sold into translation in multiple territories and a television production based on the novel recently screened internationally, including on the BBC. His follow up books featuring journalist Martin Scarsden – Silver (2019) and Trust (2020) – are also bestsellers, have been shortlisted for major literary prizes, and are in development for television.”

Chris Hammer

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