Chris Hammer


Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction author. His books have been praised for their sense of place, their intricate plots, their colourful characters and their emotional depth.


His first book, Scrublands, was an instant number one bestseller when it was published in 2018. It won the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association New Blood Dagger for the best debut crime novel. It has been sold into translation in several foreign languages and is being developed for television. His follow up books also featuring journalist Martin Scarsden – Silver (2019) and Trust (2020) are also bestsellers and have been shortlisted for major literary prizes.


Chris started a new series in 2020 with Treasure & Dirt, featuring homicide detectives Ivan Lucic and Nell Buchanan. This was followed last October with The Tilt, also featuring Ivan and Nell. He is currently working on a new crime fiction to be published this coming October.


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