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Annie Hauxwell Annie Hauxwell i(A146427 works by)
Born: Established: London,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

'Annie Hauxwell was born in London and emigrated with her family to Australia when she was a teenager. She abandoned the law to work as an investigator for a private firm, and after working as a screenwriter she turned her hand to novels. She now [2012] lives in Castlemaine, Victoria, and travels to London frequently.'

Source: Penguin website, http://www.penguin.com.au/
Sighted: 10/04/2012

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2015 winner Scarlet Stiletto Awards Won The Financial Crime Award for 'Washeteria'.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon House of Bones London : Arrow Books , 2016 10450121 2016 single work novel crime detective

1961. In the drawing room of an imposing Hong Kong residence, a British lord brutally assaults a young Chinese boy. His grandson watches, helpless. But he will never forget.

Wapping, London, present day. It’s a warm spring in the capital, and heroin addict Catherine Berlin feels the clammy breath of the past on her neck. Battling to stay clean, and bearing the scars of her most recent case, she is struggling to outpace her demons.

An old contact has offered her a job investigating a violent attack by a seventeen-year-old public schoolboy, a Chinese orphan on a prestigious scholarship. The victim has gone missing, and the boy’s patron, a shadowy peer, claims the case is being manipulated by the Chinese government. Seduced by the boy’s vulnerability and the peer’s allegations, Berlin journeys to Hong Kong, where she uncovers a conspiracy that reaches from the Pearl River Delta to the Palace of Westminster…

Source: Publisher's Blurb

2017 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon A Morbid Habit Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2014 7553966 2014 single work novel crime

'A midnight delivery. A sole eyewitness. No loose ends.

'Christmas is looming, and investigator Catherine Berlin is out of a job. Broke, and with a drug habit that's only just under control, she quickly agrees when an old friend offers her work. It's a simple investigation with a generous fee, looking into the dealings of a small-time entrepreneur. The only catch? It's in Russia.

'But when Berlin arrives in Moscow, things are not so straightforward. Shadowy figures stalk her through the frozen streets. She's kicked out of her hotel, her all-important medication confiscated by police. Strung out and alone, Berlin turns to her interpreter, an eccentric Brit named Charlie. But Charlie's past is as murky as Berlin's own, and when the subject of the investigation disappears, Berlin realises Charlie may be part of the web. The only way out is to hunt down the truth, even if it kills her.' (Publication summary)

2015 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon A Bitter Taste Melbourne : Penguin Books , 2013 Z1929919 2013 single work novel detective 'Treachery becomes a habit.

London is in the grip of a stifling heatwave. The parched city has slowed to a claustrophobic shuffle and there's no end in sight. Heroin-addicted investigator Catherine Berlin suffers while working the nadir of investigations: matrimonial.

The city's junkies are in the grip of a drought of a different kind. A strung-out ghost from Berlin's past turns up on her doorstep: Sonja Kvist's daughter is missing. Despite Berlin's reluctance, Sonja reminds her of an old debt and Berlin agrees to search for the ten year old.

Berlin is back. Soon the hunter becomes the hunted - corrupt detectives are on Berlin's tail chasing drugs she doesn't have, a young girl is murdered and the matrimonial case unravels. The temperature keeps rising.

A Bitter Taste is fast-paced, addictive crime spiked with grit and grunge.' (Publisher's blurb)
2014 shortlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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