Dark Deeds Down Under: A Crime and Thriller Anthology


Publication Date: 30 Jun. 2022
Format: Hardback

ISBN 9780645316797

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    Dark Deeds Down Under features a star-filled southern constellation of antipodean crime writers. 

    This crime and thriller anthology, from Clan Destine Press, showcases the breadth and depth of modern Australian and New Zealand crime writing in a collection of brand-new short stories from some of our brightest storytelling talents: international bestsellers, award winners, and fresh voices.

    Dark Deeds Down Under features some of crime fiction’s most beloved ‘characters’, including Garry Disher’s Hirsch, Kerry Greenwood’s Corinna Chapman, Vanda Symon’s Sam Shephard, 

    Sulari Gentill’s Rowly Sinclair, and Shane Maloney’s first Murray Whelan tale in 15 years.  

    Joining the Dark Deeds crew with series or new characters are Alan Carter, Nikki Crutchley, Aoife Clifford, Helen Vivienne Fletcher, Lisa Fuller, Narrelle M Harris, Katherine Kovacic, RWR McDonald, Dinuka McKenzie, Lee Murray & Dan Rabarts, Renee, Fiona Sussman, Stephen Ross, and David Whish-Wilson.

    The anthology concept was to cross-pollinate stories, and characters, from authors with long-running series, with thrilling tales from newer writers known for series or standalone mysteries. 

    Many of the contributors have been shortlisted for or have won a variety of awards including the Ned Kelly, the Davitt, the Ngaio Marsh and the Aurealis. 

    The Commissioning Editor of the series is Craig Sisterson, founder of New Zealand’s Ngaio Marsh Awards, international crime reviewer, and author of the non-fiction Southern Cross Crime.

    The first two volumes of the Dark Deeds Down Under will be published in 2022, and a third in 2023.

    Future volumes will feature stories from Emma Viskic, Charity Norman, Jack Heath, Peter Corris, Ben Hobson, Helen Fitzgerald, Anna Downes, Dorothy Porter, Jean Bedford, and Robert Gott, among many others.