Best Australian and New Zealand fiction crime thriller writers of 2020.

There are some very fine fiction thriller writers from these countries – they are very talented and have great style

Great writers include:


Ngaio Marsh is a prolific writer and her books are hugely popular in New Zealand.

Paul Thomas is a top novelist. His first crime novel Old School Tie featured the first ever Māori Detective Sergeant, Tito Ihaka.

He won the Australian Ned Kelly Award for Crime Writing for his book, Inside Dope.

Vanda Symon’s novels include Overkill, Ringmaster, Containment, Bound and The Faceless. You would be well advised to read them.

Paul Cleave is very popular and some of his better known books are The Cleaner and Joe Victim.  Paul Cleave was shortlisted for the prestigious USA crime writing Edgar Award for Joe Victim.

Melbourne writer Jane Harper’s novel, The Dry, picked up the Ned Kelly Award for best First Fiction. It has also been optioned for a film with Reese Witherspoon.

Irish-Australian writer Adrian McKinty has won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction with his intriguingly titled novel, Police at The Station and They Don’t Look Friendly.

Adrian McKinty won Best Paperback Original at America’s prestigious Edgar awards for his novel, Rain Dogs.

These mystery, thriller and crime novels are available in bookstores across Australia and New Zealand including in:

Australian Capital Territory

Canberra

New South Wales

Albury-Wodonga

Armidale

Ballina

Balranald

Batemans Bay

Bathurst

Bega

Bourke

Bowral

Broken Hill

Byron Bay

Camden

Campbelltown

Cobar

Coffs Harbour

Cooma

Coonabarabran

Coonamble

Cootamundra

Corowa

Cowra

Deniliquin

Dubbo

Forbes

Forster

Glen Innes

Gosford

Goulburn

Grafton

Griffith

Gundagai

Gunnedah

Hay

Inverell

Junee

Katoomba

Kempsey

Kiama

Kurri Kurri

Lake Cargelligo

Lismore

Lithgow

Maitland

Moree

Moruya

Murwillumbah

Muswellbrook

Nambucca Heads

Narrabri

Narrandera

Newcastle

Nowra-Bomaderry

Orange

Parkes

Parramatta

Penrith

Port Macquarie

Queanbeyan

Raymond Terrace

Richmond

Scone

Singleton

Sydney

Tamworth

Taree

Temora

Tenterfield

Tumut

Ulladulla

Wagga Wagga

Wauchope

Wellington

West Wyalong

Windsor

Wollongong

Wyong

Yass

Young

Northern Territory

Alice Springs

Anthony Lagoon

Darwin

Katherine

Tennant Creek

Queensland

Ayr

Beaudesert

Blackwater

Bowen

Brisbane

Buderim

Bundaberg

Caboolture

Cairns

Charleville

Charters Towers

Cooktown

Dalby

Deception Bay

Emerald

Gatton

Gladstone

Gold Coast

Goondiwindi

Gympie

Hervey Bay

Ingham

Innisfail

Kingaroy

Mackay

Mareeba

Maroochydore

Maryborough

Moonie

Moranbah

Mount Isa

Mount Morgan

Moura

Redcliffe

Rockhampton

Roma

Stanthorpe

Toowoomba

Townsville

Warwick

Weipa

Winton

Yeppoon

South Australia

Adelaide

Ceduna

Clare

Coober Pedy

Gawler

Goolwa

Iron Knob

Leigh Creek

Loxton

Millicent

Mount Gambier

Murray Bridge

Naracoorte

Oodnadatta

Port Adelaide Enfield

Port Augusta

Port Lincoln

Port Pirie

Renmark

Victor Harbor

Whyalla

Tasmania

Beaconsfield

Bell Bay

Burnie

Devonport

Hobart

Kingston

Launceston

New Norfolk

Queenstown

Richmond

Rosebery

Smithton

Stanley

Ulverstone

Wynyard

Victoria

Albury-Wodonga

Ararat

Bacchus Marsh

Bairnsdale

Ballarat

Beechworth

Benalla

Bendigo

Castlemaine

Colac

Echuca

Geelong

Hamilton

Healesville

Horsham

Kerang

Kyabram

Kyneton

Lakes Entrance

Maryborough

Melbourne

Mildura

Moe

Morwell

Port Fairy

Portland

Sale

Sea Lake

Seymour

Shepparton

Sunbury

Swan Hill

Traralgon

Yarrawonga

Wangaratta

Warragul

Werribee

Wonthaggi

Western Australia

Broome

Bunbury

Busselton

Coolgardie

Dampier

Derby

Fremantle

Geraldton

Kalgoorlie

Kambalda

Katanning

Kwinana

Mandurah

Meekatharra

Mount Barker

Narrogin

Newman

Northam

Perth

Port Hedland

Tom Price

Wyndham

Auckland

Devonport

Waiuku

Bay Of Plenty

Rotorua

Tauranga

Canterbury

Akaroa

Christchurch

Lyttelton

Timaru

Gisborne

Gisborne

Hawke’s Bay

Hastings

Napier

Manawatu-Wanganui

Pahiatua

Palmerston North

Taihape

Wanganui

Marlborough

Blenheim

Picton

Nelson

Nelson

Northland

Kaitaia

Russell

Otago

Alexandra

Dunedin

Kaitangata

Oamaru

Southland

Invercargill

Taranaki

Hawera

Kapuni

New Plymouth

Stratford

Tasman

Waikato

Hamilton

Paeroa

Te Aroha

Tokoroa

Waihi

Wellington

Lower Hutt

Masterton

Porirua

Upper Hutt

Wellington

West Coast

Greymouth

Hokitika

Westport

These suspense thriller books are available as ebooks, paperbacks and audiobooks and many are available on Amazon or from bookstores across Australia and New Zealand.

Buy your book now and start enjoying your relaxation as you read some great fiction.

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