Adrian Hyland is the award-winning author of Diamond Dove, Gunshot Road and Kinglake-350, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for non-fiction in 2012. His books have been published internationally, including in Britain and the US, and translated into a variety of languages, including German, French, Swedish and Czech.
'The rural crime fiction wave continues with this brilliant new arid drama.' * Australian Women's Weekly * 'Hyland has mastered the architecture of noir - his sinister tale seethes with small-town atmosphere and satisfying twists, set against the dangers and harsh beauty of the Australian landscape.' * Sydney Morning Herald * 'an entertaining and engrossing novel. Hyland has written the ideal story for a long, hot summer, where fire always seems a possibility.' * The Canberra Times * 'You can almost feel the blanketing heat and crunch of dry foliage underfoot while reading Canticle Creek ... a well-paced, atmospheric thriller with unexpected twists' * The West Australian *