Candice Fox

One of the most intriguing – and successful – of the younger crime novelists, Fox reportedly has been an avid reader of crime books since her early teens. Her first outing, Hades, showed the thriller-like treatment of the police procedural that is popular in America but which we haven’t seen a great deal of from Australian writers, or from those in the UK. Everything is taken to the edge, to produce this – and subsequent – novels that have found a big readership here and overseas. The gothic material is handled with tremendous confidence, and the energy and excitement almost never let up.