My new novel Clear To The Horizon (Fremantle Press) is now out.  It is a detective novel with a story that covers 18 years and features my original detective hero Snowy Lane (City of Light) and my most recent addition, Dan Clement (Before it Breaks).  The Librarians of Australia voted it number 3 for November reads and I trust their judgment. You can find it at good book stores such as @AbbeysBooks @Gleebooks, many @Dymocks stores, @TheWell, @NewEdition and so on.  BTW, City of Light which has been out of print for a number of years is now print on demand, so if you request from your bookstore you can get a copy. It is not necessary to read City of Light before Clear to the Horizon but it might make it slightly richer.  The books are also available on Amazon Kindle. Whether you spend December reading a book, listening to music  or just hanging out, I hope it is a wonderful time for you and those close to you. Happy Christmas … I will never adopt the specious “Happy Holidays”.   Dave Warner


  1. What’s not to like?
    Main Title: Clear to the horizon / Dave Warner.
    Author: Warner, Dave, 1953-, author
    Imprint: Fremantle, W.A. Fremantle Press, 2017.
    Collation: 379 pages ; 24 cm.
    Summary: In 1999 and 2000, three young women disappear from outside the Autostrada nightclub in the Perth suburb of Claremont. The knockabout Snowy Lane (City of Light) is hired as a private investigator but neither he nor the cops can find the abductor. Seventeen years on, the daughter of a wealthy mining magnate goes missing in the north-west, and Snowy is hired to find her. In the tropical town of Broome, a spate of local thefts puts Snowy and Detective Inspector Dan Clement back on the trail of the cold-case killer. Snowy is determined that this time he will get his man, even if it costs him his life.
    ISBN: 9781925164459 (paperback)
    Language: English
    Subject: Australian fiction
    Missing persons — Investigation — Fiction
    Detectives — Fiction
    Theft — Fiction
    Broome (W.A.) — Fiction
    Detective and mystery fiction
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  2. I bought this book yesterday after hearing Dave speak at the Perth Writers festival. He’s an entertaining and engaging speaker, with no hint of pretentiousness at all. I loved the bit he told about Richard Lane and being visited by the cops in Sydney as a potential suspect in the Claremont serial killings.

    I’ve read the book now and it’s a great read. He’s right. It is written in a laconic style that gels well with the story being Perth based. I can’t believe I haven’t come across his books before. I’ll definitely buy his other books after reading this,

    • Thanks Lisa – wow are you a fast reader. Can’t tell you how much I appreciate some positive feedback from a reader. I hope you enjoy a few more of mine

      • I read between 3-5 books a week, Dave. As I said, I’m delighted to have come across you because now I can get your earlier books as well.

        Many moons ago back in 2000/2001, I was the WA Police Union Solicitor so I know the real Richard Lane.

        I love some of your one liners in the book. Wanting to come back as a Jutland Parade lawn; you’re definitely a wag!

        • Thank you Lisa, geee 2000 isn’t that long ago – seems like yesterday to me. Must have been an interesting gig. Hope you enjoy the books Cheers DW

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