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Resurrection Bay

“An Australian thriller at its finest. A captivating read from first page to last”

Jane Harper (The Dry)

Caleb Zelic may be deaf, but he knows how to read people better than anyone. When his childhood friend is brutally murdered while helping him on an insurance case, Caleb vows to find the killer. But he can’t do it alone. Caleb and his business partner Frankie, an ex-cop, start with one clue: Scott, the last word the victim texted to Caleb.

But chasing the elusive Scott leads them back to Caleb’s hometown of Resurrection Bay. And it’s here he learns that everyone – including his murdered friend – is hiding something. And the deeper he digs, the darker the secrets…

Winner – Ned Kelly Award, Best Debut
Winner – Davitt Award, Best Novel
Winner – Davitt Award, Best Debut
Winner – Davitt Award, Readers’ Choice
Shortlisted – Gold Dagger Award UK
Shortlisted – New Blood Dagger Award UK
Shortlisted – Barry Award for Best Paperback US
Best Crime Fiction of the Decade, UK Crime Time
Crime Book of the Year – iBooks Australia’s
Best Crime Books of the Year – UK Financial Times
Top 10 Crime Books of the Year – US Publishers Weekly

Caleb Zelic – Book 1

And Fire Came Down

Caleb Zelic – Book 2
(Can be read as a standalone)

“a brilliantly realized flawed lead

US Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Winner – Davitt Award, Best Novel
Shortlisted – Barry Award Best Paperback, USA
Longlisted – Best Novel Dublin International Literary Award

Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic is used to meeting life head-on. Now, he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.

But when a young woman is killed, after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. The trail leads Caleb back to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert, and simmering with racial tensions.

As Caleb delves deeper, he uncovers secrets that could ruin any chance of reuniting with Kat, and even threaten his life. Driven by his own demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice along the way?

Darkness For Light

“Viskic just keeps getting better”

Adrian McKinty

When deaf PI Caleb Zelic finds one of his clients murdered, it’s a bad day; when he discovers the man was a federal cop, it’s the beginning of a nightmare.

Against his better judgement, Caleb is drawn into the investigation. Soon he finds himself mixed up with his crooked ex-partner Frankie and the fallout from a money laundering scheme gone wrong. Then Frankie’s nine-year-old niece is kidnapped.

Desperate to save the girl’s life, they follow every lead. But the trail will end in death, betrayal and an agonising choice…

Winner – Davitt Award, Readers’ Choice
Shortlisted – Barry Award Best Paperback USA
Best Books of the Year – The Times UK
Best Books of the Year – The Weekend Australian
Best Books of the Year – The NZ Listener

Caleb Zelic – Book 3
(Can be read as a standalone)

Those Who Perish

Caleb Zelic – Book 4
(Can be read as a standalone)

“Australia’s best crime writer – vivid characters, ingenious plots and a passionate social conscience”

Phillip Adams

Crime fiction fans will relish the return of Emma Viskic’s entrancing Caleb Zelic … a brilliant creation”

The Age

Deaf PI Caleb Zelic has always been an outsider, estranged from family and friends. But when he receives a message that his brother, Anton, is in danger, Caleb sees it as a chance at redemption.

He tracks Anton down to a small, wind-punished island, where secrets run deep and resentments deeper. When a sniper starts terrorising the isolated community, the brothers must rely on each other like never before. But trust comes at a deadly price …