Australian Authors

Alex Palmer Book List

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Alex Palmer was born in England, leaving when she was 5 arriving in Sydney in the late 1960's. She studied English Literature and Language at Macquarie University. She now writes full-time and lives in Canberra. Her debut novel, Blood Redemption, is a police procedural set on the streets of Sydney and it won her the 2003 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel.


Harrigan and Riordan series

Paul Harrigan, a detective inspector in the New South Wales Police Force, later a private security consultant, and his partner Grace Riordan, a detective constable, later an undercover intelligence agent, in Sydney

Blood Redemption (2002)
The Tattooed Man (2008)
The Labyrinth of Drowning (2009)


Critical Acclaim

Blood Redemption:

  • Winner 2003 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel
  • Winner (tie) 2003 Davitt Award for Best Adult Fiction