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Fleur McDonald was born in Orroroo, in the mid-north of South Australia, where her parents were fuel distributors. She attended Orroroo Area School during her primary years and then became a boarder at Annesley College, Adelaide for her secondary education. McDonald spent some time as a jillaroo in South Australia and Western Australia. She continued her studies at Marcus Oldham Farm Management College, studying Agribusiness.

McDonald and her husband, Anthony McDonald, have farmed land in the Esperance region of Western Australia.

Source: Fleur McDonald's website,
Sighted: 26/02/2009

Most Referenced Works


  • Voted number 48 in the Booktopia Top 50 Favourite Australian Authors for 2018

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Broad River Station Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2022 24974948 2022 single work novel

'A young constable faces prejudice in a small country town, but the search for a missing child changes everything. A breathtaking novel of rural suspense from the bestselling Voice of the Outback.

'Mia, a newly graduated constable, on her first post is assigned to Broad River, a small country town. And as certain as she is about her ability to do the job, on day one she's already in conflict with colleagues who believe that women shouldn't be coppers.

'It takes the shine off coming home, where her grandmother, Clara, is in the early stages of dementia. Clara is in a nursing home, living between her present and the mist-covered past of her life as dementia slowly steals her memories. Mia is accustomed to their conversations often not quite making sense but when Clara hints of veiled family secrets, Mia isn't sure what she should believe.

'In the midst of all this, a local child goes missing and Mia is confined to barracks. When Detective Dave Burrows realises she has skills that could be put to use, Mia's career takes a new turn, and she must decide down which road to walk.' (Publication summary)

2023 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon Rising Dust Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2022 23798571 2022 single work novel crime

'Detective Dave Burrows returns in another breathtaking tale of rural suspense.

'After the family's devastating tragedy, Detective Dave Burrows is crystal clear that his wife, Mel, is no longer interested in their marriage.

'Before Dave can talk to Mel, he and his partner, Bob Holden, are sent to investigate a suspected sheep stealing at a station north of Carnarvon, where they very quickly realise that this crime is a lot more than just stock theft.

'As a ferocious tropical storm floods the airstrip and uncovers more than anyone expected, Dave and Bob find themselves isolated, outnumbered and in extraordinary danger. Dave has to confront the guilt and trauma of his past before he can move forward. And perhaps there's no way out this time.' (Publication summary)

2023 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon Deception Creek Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2021 22585877 2021 single work novel

'A returned criminal, a cult-like family and cybercrime all clash against the backdrop of the Flinders Ranges in this thrilling new rural suspense novel from the best-selling Voice of the Outback.

'Emma Cameron, a recently divorced farmer and a local in Barker, runs Deception Creek, the farm that three generations of her family have owned before her. Every day Emma pushes herself hard on the land, hoping to make ten-year-old memories of a terrible car accident disappear. And now there are more recent nightmares of an ex-husband who refuses to understand how much the farm means to Emma.

'When Joel Hammond is released from jail and heads home to Barker, Detective Dave Burrows and Senior Sergeant Jack Higgins are on high alert. Joel has a long and sorry history with many of the townsfolk and they are not keen to see him home to stay.

'Not all of the Barker locals want to see Joel run out of town though. Some even harbour doubts about Joel's conviction. The town finds itself split down the middle, families pitted against each other with devastating outcomes.' (Publication summary)

2022 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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