Australian Authors

Dave Warner Book List

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Dave Warner was educated at Aquinas College and between 1971 and 1974 he attended the University of Western Australia, graduating with a B.A. (Hons.), majoring in Psychology. He originally gained national recognition as a musician-songwriter in the late 1970s. In 1973 he formed Australia’s first punk band, Pus, playing early versions of tracks such as Suburban Boy and Hot Crotch which he was later to record with Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs.
His novels have earned critical acclaim winning the 1996 WA Premier’s Award for Fiction as well as the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel. 


Andrew "The Lizard" Zirk series

Former rock-star Andrew "The Lizard" Zirk turns his hand to private investigation

Murder In the Groove (1998)
Murder in the Frame (1999)
Murder In the Off-Season (2000)


Snowy Lane / Dan Clements series

Snowy Lane initially works as a WA police constable before becoming a private investigator. Dan Clement is a Broome police Detective Inspector. Their paths cross over linking the books in this series  

City of Light (1995)
Before It Breaks (2015)
Clear To the Horizon (2018)


Stand Alone Novels

Big Bad Blood (1997)
Exxxpresso (2000)
The Empty Bed (2003)
River Of Salt (2016)
Over My Dead Body (2020)


Critical Acclaim

City of Light:

  • Winner 1996 WA Premier’s Award for Fiction

Before It Breaks:

  • Winner 2016 Ned Kelly Award Best Crime Fiction

Murder In the Frame:

  • Finalist 2000 Ned Kelly Award Best Fiction

Exxxpresso:

  • Finalist 2000 Ned Kelly Award Best Fiction

River Of Salt:

  • Finalist 2020 Ned Kelly Award Best Crime Fiction