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A guide to the world’s bestselling author’s Australian stories.

Never Never is a chilling thriller set in the Australian Outback, from the pen of the world’s bestselling writer, James Patterson, and co-written with award-winning crime writer, Candice Fox. In the case of Never Never, the unforgiving Australian Outback is the perfect setting for a disappearance. And Patterson, being no stranger to Australian shores – at least in a literary sense – knows the lie of the land. Here's a guide to a handful of his titles that call Australia home.

Private Oz
With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. And at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House, Private throws open its doors in Australia. The agency’s caseload is full within days, but it’s a horrific murder in the Eastern Suburbs that stretches the team to the limit.

Middle School: Rafe’s Aussie Adventure
Rafe wins an all-expenses-paid trip to Australia, but his dreams of beaches, surfer chicks and cuddly koala bears go horribly wrong. And nobody mentioned the zombies! Can a group of social misfits show Rafe a different side of Australia and encourage him to be the great artist he was born to be? Or will Rafe’s plan for holiday revenge end up being his worst idea ever?

BookShots: Black & Blue
A beautiful young woman is found murdered on a river bank, and Detective Harriet Blue is convinced she’s the next victim of the worst serial killer Sydney has seen in decades. But the more Harriet learns, the more she realises this murder is not what she first thought. And her own life might be tangled up in the case.

Private Sydney
James Patterson teams up with teams up with Australia’s bestselling crime writer, Kathryn Fox. The elite team at Private Sydney are called in to investigate a disappearance. Except there are powerful figures who want the man in question to stay ‘lost’. When a woman is found brutally murdered and a baby is missing, Private are suddenly drawn into another frantic search.

Never Never
Detective Harriet Blue needs to get out of town, fast. With her brother under arrest for a series of brutal murders in Sydney, Harry’s chief wants the hot-headed detective kept far from the press. So he assigns her a deadly new case, deep in the Western Australian desert. Three young people have disappeared from the Bandya Mine, and it’s Harry's job to track them down.