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Candice Fox
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Hades, Candice Fox’s first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015, making Candice only the second author to win these accolades back to back. Her subsequent novels – Fall, Crimson Lake, Redemption Point,Gone by Midnight and Gathering Dark have all been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award. Her most recent bestseller, The Chase, was released in April 2021.

In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number one on the New York Times bestseller list in the US, and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Their later novels – Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar, Hush Hush,The Inn and 2 Sisters Detective Agency - have all been massive bestsellers across the world.

Bankstown born and bred, Candice lives in Sydney.

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