Australian Authors

Marshall Browne Book List

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Marshall Browne, born in Melbourne, is a sixth generation Australian. Marshall followed several others of the family line into banking. During 1974-81 he was based in Hong Kong and began writing novels in his spare time. He has written a series of historical novels set in Melbourne in the 1880s and 1890s. The Gilded Cage (2002), The Burnt City and The Trumpeting Angel (2001) have received considerable critical acclaim. He is a prize-winning short story writer, who was awarded the My Brother Jack Award in 1999. The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders was the winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel of 2000. He passed away in Melbourne, Australia on 14 Feb 2014.


Inspector Anders series

Inspector Anders is a one-legged Italian police inspector who has an instinctive nose for investigation.

The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders (2001)
Inspector Anders and the Ship of Fools (2002)
Inspector Anders and the Blood Vendetta (2006)


Melbourne series

This is a series of historical novels set in Melbourne in the 1880s and 1890s

The Gilded Cage (2002)
The Trumpeting Angel (2001)
The Burnt City (1999)


Franz Schmidt series

Historical thriller series featuring banker Franz Schmidt in 1938 Germany

The Eye of the Abyss (2002)
The Iron Heart (2009)


Stand Alone

City of Masks (1981)
Dragon Strike (1981)
Dark Harbour (1984)
Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn (2005)


Critical Acclaim

The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders:

  • Winner 2000 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction
  • Shortlisted 2002 Los Angeles Times Book Prize 

Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn:

  • Shortlisted 2006 Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel