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