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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Doom Creek
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'Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared, is out of hiding and looking forward to a quiet life. But gold fever is creating ill-feeling between prospectors, and a new threat lurks in the form of trigger-happy Americans preparing for Doomsday by building a bolthole at the top of the South Island.

'As tensions simmer in the Wakamarina valley, Nick finds himself working on a cold-case murder and investigating a scandal-plagued religious sect. When local and international events reach fever pitch, Chester finds himself up against an evil that knows no borders.' (Publication summary)

Affiliation Notes

  • Preppers and Survivalism in the AustLit Database

    This work has been affiliated with the Preppers and Survivalism project due to its relationship to either prepping or prepper-inflected survivalism more generally, and contains one or more of the following:

    1. A strong belief in some imminent threat
    2. Taking active steps to prepare for that perceived threat

    • A range of activities not necessarily associated with ‘prepping’ take on new significance, when they are undertaken with the express purpose of preparing for and/or surviving perceived threats, e.g., gardening, abseiling.
    • The plausibility of the threat, and the relative “reasonable-ness” of the response, don’t affect this definition. E.g., if someone is worried about climate change and climate disasters, and they respond by moving from a riverbank location in Cairns, or to a highland region of New Zealand, this makes them a prepper. If someone else is worried about brainwashing rays from outer space, and they respond by making a tinfoil hat, that makes them a prepper. 

    3. A character or characters (or text) who self-identify as a ‘prepper’, or some synonymous/modified term: ‘financial preppers’, ‘weekend preppers’, ‘fitness preppers’, etc.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2020 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1st December 2020
      ISBN: 9781925816815
Alternative title: Doom Creek Thriller
Language: German
    • Berlin,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Suhrkamp ,
      2021 .
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      Extent: 405p.
      Note/s:
      • Published August 16, 2021
      ISBN: 9783518471555

Works about this Work

There’s No Crime in Being a Good Cop Mikey Cahill , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 December 2020; (p. 16)

— Review of Doom Creek Alan Carter , 2020 single work novel ; Consolation Garry Disher , 2020 single work novel ; Sticks and Stones Katherine Firkin , 2020 single work novel
There’s No Crime in Being a Good Cop Mikey Cahill , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5 December 2020; (p. 16)

— Review of Doom Creek Alan Carter , 2020 single work novel ; Consolation Garry Disher , 2020 single work novel ; Sticks and Stones Katherine Firkin , 2020 single work novel
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