Hit List - Crime Writers at the Wheeler Centre

My first ever appearance at the Wheeler Centre.



BAD Sydney 2019

This September I'll be appearing at BAD 19: Sydney Crime Writers Festival for the first time.

Both my sessions are on Sunday 8 September, though I'll be in Sydney that entire weekend.  You can see the entire splendid program here.

I'll be appearing in History Mysteries alongside Robert Gott, and Peter Doyle (moderated by Rachael Franks) at 11.15 am

and almost straight afterwards in My Favourite Fictional Dective with Candice Fox and Laurie Oakes (moderated by Kate Evans).

I'm a little excited, but I'm a crime writer so I'm playing it cool...

So... come along.  Be BAD!


Rowland Sinclair in the UK


A couple of days ago A Few Right Thinking Men was released in the UK with the Crime and Mystery Club - Oldcastle Press.  A Decline Prophets will be released later this month with the other books coming out in rapid succession so that the UK is "caught up" by the time A Testament of Character is released.  The print versions will be available from 21 November.

If you're in the UK you can find the books here.

I'm absolutely delighted to be in the UK - I hope you enjoy the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries.


Bendigo Writers Festival

I am at the moment writing madly to finish Rowland Sinclair #10 - A Testament of Character by its August deadline, so I have been wandering the country talking about books for a while... but I will be at the fabulous Bendigo Writers Festival, where I will be appearing with many wonderful writers including two of my fellow travellers to America for the On the Run tour.

The program is listed here.

I'll be appearing on Friday the 9th August (11-12pm: Blind Cow Pottery) with Robert Gott in a session entitled In the Bush No One Can Hear You Scream.  If that sounds a bit grisley for you I can pretty well guarantee you'll be screaming with laughter.

Then later.... (9.30 - 10.30 pm Friday 9 August) 

Crime After Dark.  A gang of crime writers will walk into a bar.  I'll be one of those crime writers.  And we'll read the best bits from our books.  The event will be hosted by Andrew Nette and feature Robert Gott, Jarad Henry, Jock Serong and myself.  This is a free event at the Festival Club at the Bendigo Bowls Club.

On Saturday 10th August I am appearing with Jock Serong and Anna Snoekstra to discuss What I Have Written with Kate Cuthbert - an interrogation about ideas and why we write what we do the way we do.

And finally on Sunday the 11th (11-12 pm), Robert Gott, Fleur Ferris and  I will be discussing What's New in Crime with Andrew Nette.


This is my first return to the Bendigo Writers Festival since its inaugral year.  I'm really looking forward to it.  Hope to see you there.



On the Run - Australian Crime Writers in America!


NEWS:   Jock Serong, Robert Gott, Emma Viskic and I are the very excited recipients of a grant from the Australian Arts Council to tour America!  I know!  Four crime writers touring together... it could be dangerous.  I've resisted anouncing the tour here until our itinerary had more shape... which it now does. The schedule is ambitious in terms of time, workload and budget and takes us to New York-Dallas-Phoenix-Las Angeles-Santa Cruz and San Francisco. And the budget still allows for a loaf of bread each day if we take our own vegemite! So this has become seriously exciting. The four of us are friends now... 3 weeks on the road in the US and those who survive will be the best of friends (bonded by the secret of what happened to the others...)!  We are all really grateful for this opportunity and very honoured to be going to US to talk about Australian crime writing and make friends. We want to take you all with us, so we'll be posting on every platform we know, sending back electronic postcards, blogging, vlogging tweeting etc. We'll use the #ontherun hashtag and introduce you to the America we encounter. So come with us. xx



New York: 27 - 30 Oct (Visit to the Australian Consulate + events TBA)
Dallas: 30 Oct - 4 November (Bouchercon)
Phoenix: 4 - 8 November (Poisoned Pen Bookstore)
LA - 8 - 12 November (Flintridges Bookstore, Book Carnival, Noir at the Bar, Vromans)
Santa Cruz - 12 - 14 November (Santa Cruz Sisters in Crime)San Francisco - 14 -16 November(GGP Books, Literary Salon Berkley)