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.
'Troubling undercurrents swirl in a seductively involving story of small-town secrets and obsessions.' * Garry Disher * 'A haunting, tense and unforgettable debut.' * Christian White * 'This coming-of-age crime tale balances its more gruesome turns with relatable human warmth.' * Books+Publishing * 'An impressive first outing, and one that we hope builds in a series.' * Herald Sun * 'A tense, evocative trip into the past.' * Readings * '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 * '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 * '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 * '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 * '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 * 'Slowly builds tension...and leads to an explosive conclusion... A fine debut, a mystery wrapped in nostalgia for an Australia now long gone.' * Good Reading * 'A well plotted and engaging debut.' * SA Weekend *