Get to know the ever-rising star of Australian crime writing.
Eavesdropping played an important part in Candice Fox’s development as a storyteller. The daughter of an enthusiastic foster-carer, she spent her childhood listening around corners to tales of violence, madness and evil from the cops and childcare authorities who frequented her Bankstown, Western Sydney home.
After a brief stint in the Australian Navy, Fox went on to teach high school before she found success with her debut novel, Hades, which won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut crime novel 2014. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015, making her only the second author to win these accolades back to back.
That same year, Fox joined forces with crime-writing powerhouse James Patterson, and their first novel together, Never Never, went straight to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in the US.
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Six minutes – that’s all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey’s life. Accused but not convicted of abducting a teenage girl, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.
Amanda Pharrell knows what it’s like to be public enemy number one. Maybe it’s her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own – so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey.
But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair’s every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide ...
Troppo premieres on ABC on February 27 on ABC TV.
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