Stephen Irwin grew up in Brisbane and worked as an actor, including a small role on the TV series Sea Change, before turning to writing fiction.
Irwin is also an established screenwriter and director with many broadcast documentary credits. He began writing short stories and creating short drama films in 2004. His short-form stories and films have won many awards and competitions across Australia and internationally, including Best Short Film at the London International Festival of Science Fiction and Fantastic Film and the Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Story Award.
Secrets & Lies2014series - publisher film/TV crime thriller 'Ben is an innocent man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a four-year-old boy. As his world falls apart, he desperately tries to find the real killer... at stake is his marriage, his kids, his reputation and his sanity.' (Source: Screen Australia)
'No one is safe. The world has descended into chaos. On the surface, everything looks the same - yet the unthinkable has happened. The dead have risen...
'Everyone is haunted by a relative, friend, spouse or stranger and these spirits are unshakeable, silent and watching. Governments the world over fail to deal with the epidemic. Crime is rife and murders commonplace. But who is responsible: the ghosts or the people?
'Finding out is where Detective Oscar Mariani comes in, although it's nearly impossible to run a department when you can't even see half the suspects. His strike rate is embarrassingly low.
'Then he stumbles onto a case that cuts through his apathy. A ritualistic, brutal serial killer is at work murdering young women, and the evidence implicates those in high places. If Mariani can solve the case, and keep himself alive, he may be able to exorcise his own ghostly shadow, a dead young man who just might have a message Mariani needs to hear.
'A gripping mix of police procedural and supernational thriller, The Broken Ones is a knuckle-whitening ride.'