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1 1 y separately published work icon Gathering Dark Candice Fox , Melbourne : Bantam Australia , 2020 18606273 2020 single work novel thriller

'From Australia's most exciting and original crime writer comes another electrifying thriller, set in Los Angeles, introducing a new – and decidedly unconventional – team of 'detectives'.

'A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop.
Together they’re a missing girl's only hope.

'Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean to win back custody of her son.

'But when her former cellmate, Sneak Lawlor, begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line. Joined by LA’s most feared underworld figure, Ada Maverick, the crew of criminals bring outlaw tactics to the search for Dayly.

'Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. And her inheritance of a $7 million mansion as a reward for catching a killer has just made her police enemy number one.

'It’s been ten years since Jessica arrested Blair for the cold-blooded murder of her neighbour. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor and her friends early one morning she expects abuse, maybe even violence.

'What comes instead is a plea for help.' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon The Inn James Patterson , Candice Fox , Australia : Penguin Random House Australia , 2019 17114247 2019 single work novel thriller

'The Inn at Gloucester stands alone on the rocky New England shoreline. Its seclusion suits former Boston police detective Bill Robinson, novice owner and innkeeper. As long as the dozen residents pay their rent, Robinson doesn't ask any questions.

'Yet all too soon Robinson discovers that leaving the city is no escape from the dangers he left behind. A new crew of deadly criminals move into the small town, bringing drugs and violence to the front door of the inn.

'Robinson feels the weight of responsibility on his shoulders. His sense of duty compels him to fight off the threat to his town. But he can't do it alone. Before time runs out, the residents of the inn will face a choice.

'Stand together? Or die alone.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon Hush Hush James Patterson , Candice Fox , Sydney : Random House Australia , 2019 15407996 2019 single work novel detective

'Harriet Blue used to be a detective. Now she’s inmate 3329.

'Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop – as Harriet Blue is learning on a daily basis.

'So, following a fight for her life and a prison-wide lockdown, the last person she wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods. The man who put her inside.

'But Woods is not there to gloat. His daughter Tonya and her two-year-old child have gone missing.

'He’s ready to offer Harriet a deal: find his family to buy her freedom…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 1 y separately published work icon Gone by Midnight Candice Fox , London : Transworld , 2019 15392329 2019 single work novel thriller

'On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young friends are left alone while their parents dine downstairs. But when Sara Farrow checks on the children at midnight, her son is missing. The boys swear they stayed in their room, and CCTV confirms Richie has not left the building. Despite a thorough search, no trace of the child is found.

'Distrustful of the police, Sara turns to Crimson Lake's unlikeliest private investigators: disgraced cop Ted Conkaffey and convicted killer Amanda Pharrell. This case just the sort of twisted puzzle that gets Amanda's blood pumping.

'For Ted, the case couldn’t have come at a worse time. Two years ago a false accusation robbed him of his career, his reputation and most importantly his family. But now Lillian, the daughter he barely knows, is coming to stay in his ramshackle cottage by the lake.

'Ted must dredge up the area's worst characters to find a missing boy. And the kind of danger he uncovers could well put his own child in deadly peril . . .'   (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Liar Liar James Patterson , Candice Fox , Sydney : Random House Australia , 2018 14175638 2018 single work novel crime

'Harriet Blue – a detective with nothing more to lose – must decide whether or not to cross the ultimate line in the third explosive thriller in James Patterson's bestselling Australian series.

'Detective Harriet Blue is clear about two things. Regan Banks deserves to die. And she’ll be the one to pull the trigger.

'But Regan – the vicious serial killer responsible for destroying her brother’s life – has gone to ground.

'Suddenly, her phone rings. It’s him. Regan.

'‘Catch me if you can,’ he tells her.

'Harriet needs to find this killing machine fast, even if the cost is her own life. So she follows him down the Australian south coast with only one thing on her mind.

'Revenge is coming, and her name is Harriet Blue …'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

3 2 y separately published work icon Redemption Point Candice Fox , Sydney : Random House Australia , 2018 12559493 2018 single work novel thriller

'#1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller, which sees Ted Conkaffey once again teaming up with an unlikely partner – this time the father of the girl he was accused of abducting . . .

'When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire’s devastated father.

'Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out – and if Ted doesn’t help find the real abductor, he’ll be its first casualty.

'Meanwhile, in a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Frog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on the beer-sodden floor. It’s Detective Inspector Pip Sweeney’s first homicide investigation – complicated by the arrival of private detective Amanda Pharrell to ‘assist’ on the case. Amanda’s conviction for murder a decade ago has left her with some odd behavioural traits, top-to-toe tatts – and a keen eye for killers.

'For Ted and Amanda, the hunt for the truth will draw them into a violent dance with evil. Redemption is certainly on the cards – but it may well cost them their lives . . .' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Crimson Lake Series Candice Fox , 2017 Sydney : Random House Australia , 2017- 12559454 2017 series - author novel thriller
1 y separately published work icon Fifty Fifty James Patterson , Candice Fox , Sydney : Random House Australia , 2017 10897135 2017 single work novel thriller

'It’s not easy being a good detective - when your brother’s a serial killer.

'Sam Blue stands accused of the brutal murders of three young students, their bodies dumped near the Georges River. Only one person believes he is innocent: his sister, Detective Harriet Blue. And she’s determined to prove it.

'Except she’s now been banished to the outback town of Last Chance Valley (population 75), where a diary found on the roadside outlines a shocking plan – the massacre of the entire town. And the first death, shortly after Harry’s arrival, suggests the clock is already ticking.

'Meanwhile, back in Sydney, a young woman holds the key to crack Sam’s case wide open.

'If only she could escape the madman holding her hostage . . .'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

5 1 y separately published work icon Crimson Lake Candice Fox , Melbourne : Bantam Australia , 2017 10501031 2017 single work novel thriller

'12.46: Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop

12.47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her

12.52: The girl is missing . . .

'Six minutes – that’s all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey’s life. Accused but not convicted of Claire’s abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.

'Amanda Pharrell knows what it’s like to be public enemy number one. Maybe it’s her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own – so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey.

'But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair’s every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide . . .' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Detective Harriet Blue Series Candice Fox , James Patterson , 2016 Melbourne : Penguin , 2016 9824520 2016 series - author novel crime thriller
1 First Draft to Final Page Candice Fox , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Author , June vol. 48 no. 1 2016; (p. 27-29)
1 2 y separately published work icon Never Never James Patterson , Candice Fox , North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2016 9625568 2016 single work novel crime thriller

'A chilling thriller set in the Australian Outback, from the pen of the world's bestselling writer, James Patterson and co-written with award-winning crime writer Candice Fox. The Australian Outback is the perfect hunting ground . . .

'Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast.

'With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry's chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly new case - in the middle of the Outback.

'Deep in the Western Australian desert, three young people have disappeared from the Bandya Mine. And it's Harry's job to track them down.

'But still reeling from events back home, and with a secretive new partner at her side, Harry's not sure who she can trust anymore.

'And, in this unforgiving land, she has no idea how close she is to a whole new kind of danger . . . ' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Black & Blue James Patterson , Candice Fox , Sydney : Random House Australia , 2016 9616557 2016 single work novel crime thriller

'A beautiful young woman is found murdered on a river bank, and Detective Harriet Blue is convinced she's the next victim of the worst serial killer Sydney has seen in decades.

'But the more Harriet learns, the more she realises this murder is not what she first thought. And her own life might be tangled up in the case.' (Publication summary)

3 2 y separately published work icon Fall Candice Fox , North Sydney : Random House , 2015 8924597 2015 single work novel crime

'A chilling, exhilarating new thriller from the award-winning Candice Fox, described by the Sydney Morning Herald as 'an important new voice in crime fiction'. 'I'm sure every day Eden looked in the mirror and wondered if she should kill me . . .'

'If Detective Frank Bennett tries hard enough, he can sometimes forget that Eden Archer, his partner in the Homicide Department, is also a moonlighting serial killer ...

'Thankfully their latest case is proving a good distraction. Someone is angry at Sydney's beautiful people – and the results are anything but pretty. On the rain-soaked running tracks of Sydney's parks, a predator is lurking, and it's not long before night-time jogs become a race to stay alive.

'While Frank and Eden chase shadows, a different kind of danger grows closer to home. Frank's new girlfriend Imogen Stone is fascinated by cold cases, and her latest project – the disappearance of the two Tanner children more than twenty years ago – is leading her straight to Eden's door.

'And, as Frank knows all too well, asking too many questions about Eden Archer can get you buried as deep as her past … ' (Publication summary)

4 4 y separately published work icon Eden Candice Fox , North Sydney : Random House , 2014 8074486 2014 single work novel crime thriller

'The breaktaking new thriller from the author of Hades, winner of the Ned Kelly award for Best Debut Crime Novel. 'I fool myself that Eden has a heart – that she would at least have trouble killing me...'

'Most police duos run on trust, loyalty, and the desire to see killers in court. But Detective Frank Bennett's partner, the enigmatic Eden Archer, has nothing to offer him but darkness and danger. She doesn't mind catching killers – but it's not the courthouse where her justice is served.

'And now Eden is about to head undercover to find three missing girls. The only link between the victims is a remote farm where the desperate go to hide and blood falls more often than rain. For Frank, the priority is to keep his partner monitored 24/7 while she's there – but is it for Eden's protection, or to protect their suspects from her?

Across the city at the Utulla Tip, someone is watching Hades Archer, a man whose criminal reputation is the stuff of legend. Unmasking the stalker for him might be just what Frank needs to stay out of trouble while Eden's away.

'But it's going to take a trip into Hades's past to discover the answers - and what Frank uncovers may well put everyone in danger . . .' (Publication summary)

1 Just Passing Through Candice Fox , 2014 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Sunday Life , 19 January 2014; (p. 14)
6 4 y separately published work icon Hades Candice Fox , North Sydney : Random House , 2014 6867696 2014 single work novel thriller crime (taught in 1 units)

'A dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax. Hades is the debut of a stunning new talent in crime fiction.

'Hades Archer, the man they call the Lord of the Underworld, surrounds himself with the things others leave behind. Their trash becomes the twisted sculptures that line his junkyard. The bodies they want disposed of become his problem – for a fee.

'Then one night a man arrives on his doorstep, clutching a small bundle that he wants ‘lost'. And Hades makes a decision that will change everything...

'Twenty years later, homicide detective Frank Bennett feels like the luckiest man on the force when he meets his new partner, the dark and beautiful Eden Archer. But there's something strange about Eden and her brother, Eric. Something he can't quite put his finger on.

'When the two detectives are called to the scene of an attempted drowning, they find a traumatised victim telling a story that's hard to believe - until the divers start bringing up bodies.

'Frank is now on the hunt for a very different kind of serial killer: one who offers the sick and dying hope at murderous cost. At first, his partner's sharp instincts come in handy. Soon, he's wondering if she's as dangerous as the man they hunt.' (Publisher's blurb)

1 y separately published work icon Archer and Bennett Thriller Candice Fox , 2014 North Sydney : Random House Australia , 2014 19932049 2014 series - author novel thriller
1 The Poetry of Survival : The Shifting Landscape of Poetry in the Australian Publishing Industry Candice Fox , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , October vol. 16 no. 2 2012;
'It has been repeatedly claimed - even before the global financial crisis - that literary publishing is entering a shaky chapter. Opportunities for established writers are narrowing, and opportunities for new writers are scarce. This article explores the state of poetry in the Australian publishing industry. It argues that far from being a spent force in publishing, poetry is surviving better than many writers imagine. It argues that reinvention and adaptation are crucial if poetry is to use advances in technology to survive.' (Author's abstract)
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