Before it Breaks

before-it-breaks-smNed Kelly Award for Best Fiction (Winner 2016)

Detective Inspector Daniel Clement is back in Broome, the tropical town where he grew up, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to be impressed by his new team of small-town, inexperienced cops. But stagnation and lethargy soon give way to a case with urgent purpose. On the edge of the desert, a man is found dead in a crocodile-infested watering hole. And he is only the first. The connection between the victims is elusive, but Clement must pursue it as a decades-old mystery begins to unravel and a monster cyclone brews on the horizon.

‘As Australian as a Tim Tam, this is fine descriptive writing that conveys both the searing heat and vast distances of the Outback.’ Adelaide Advertiser

‘Warner’s tone is laid-back and laconic, but with sentences as snappy as a nutcracker.’ Books+Publishing

‘A great read!’ Launceston Examiner

‘It’s great to see Warner in print again with this ripper read.’ Crime Factory 18

‘Dave Warner is not only a well-known musician, but he has also forged a successful career as a crime fiction author.’ Mansfield Courier

‘Gripping.’ Herald Sun

First published in 2015 by Fremantle Press. Available now from all good bookstores and online.