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P. M. Newton P. M. Newton i(A130440 works by) (a.k.a. Pam Newton)
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P. M. Newton spent thirteen years working in the police force, followed by five years travelling in Africa and India. She has published in Travel Away and Sterns Africa and has also written critical essays on other writers of crime fiction such as Sara Paretsky and Ian Rankin.

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y separately published work icon Beams Falling Melbourne : Penguin , 2014 6867109 2014 single work novel crime

'On the inside, Detective Nhu 'Ned' Kelly is a mess. Stitched up after being shot, her brain's taking even longer to heal than her body. On the outside, though, she's perfect, at least as far as the top brass are concerned. Cabramatta is riding high on the new 'Asian crime wave', a nightmare of heroin, home invasions, and hits of all kinds, and the cops need a way into the world of teenaged dealers and assassins.

'They think Ned's Vietnamese heritage is the right fit but nothing in Cabra can be taken at face value. Ned doesn't speak the language and the ra choi – the lawless kids who have 'gone out to play' – are just running rings around her. The next blow could come from anywhere, or anyone. And beyond the headlines and hysteria, Ned is itching to make a play for the kingpin, the person behind it all with the money and the plan and the power.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2014 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
y separately published work icon The Old School Camberwell : Viking , 2010 Z1696204 2010 single work novel detective

'Sydney, 1992. Nhu 'Ned' Kelly is a young detective making her way in what was, until recently, the best police force money could buy. Now ICAC has the infamous Roger Rogerson in the spotlight, and the old ways are out. Ned's sex and background still make her an outsider in the force, but Sydney is changing, expanding, modernising, and so is the Job.

When two bodies are found in the foundations of an old building in Sydney's west, Ned is drawn into the city's past: old rivalries, old secrets and old wrongs. As she works to discover who the bones belong to - and who dumped them there - she begins to uncover secrets that threaten to expose not only the rotten core of the police force, but also the dark mysteries of her own family.'

Source: Publisher's website Sighted: 7/6/10

2011 winner Davitt Award Readers' Choice Award
2011 joint winner Asher Literary Award Joint winner with Ruin by Roberta Lowing
2011 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
2011 shortlisted Indie Awards Debut Fiction
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