Greg Woodland is an author, screenwriter and director. Since 2000 he's worked as a freelance script editor and consultant for film funding bodies and the Australian Writers' Guild. The Night Whistler is his first novel.
'Woodland's writing is vivid, both his descriptions and his characters come alive. I could smell the heat, taste the dust, hear the voices. I knew, well before I reached the end of the first chapter, that I was onto a winner. The plot is enthralling...I was riveted by this story. Gritty and honest. And I want more.' * Sandy's Book A Day * 'A good yarn...What it does particularly well is establish itself in a certain era where it is easy enough to imagine that rural policing did not involve a lot of sensitivity in its execution.' * AustCrime * 'A ripping thriller that ties you to the characters and gets you emotionally embedded. You'll fly through it because you'll have to.' * My Bookshop * 'It is hard to believe that The Night Whistler is a debut novel. Greg Woodland's experience in screenwriting shines from this text, from effortlessly evocative scene depiction to superb characterisation....I found [it] impossible to put down.' * Booklover Book Reviews * 'The Night Whistler fits neatly in the growing body of Australian gothic noir. Screenwriter Woodland brings a reality to this small country town...This is an assured debut and is part of another strong year for new voices in Australian crime fiction.' * Pile by the Bed * 'A tense, evocative trip into the past.' * Readings * 'An impressive first outing, and one that we hope builds in a series.' * Herald Sun * 'This coming-of-age crime tale balances its more gruesome turns with relatable human warmth.' * Books+Publishing * 'A haunting, tense and unforgettable debut.' * Christian White * 'Troubling undercurrents swirl in a seductively involving story of small-town secrets and obsessions.' * Garry Disher *