Australian Authors

Shane Maloney Book List

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Shane Maloney is the author of the Murray Whelan series, comic thrillers that display delightful irony as well as political backstabbing and insightful commentary on everyday Australian life. The Brush-Off earned Maloney the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction and Stiff and The Brush-Off have been made into telemovies starring David Wenham in the role of Murray Whelan. Shane was awarded the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.


Murray Whelan series

This is a comic thriller series about a Melbourne based political advisor.

Stiff (1994)
The Brush-Off (1996)
Nice Try (1998)
The Big Ask (2000)
Something Fishy (2002)
Sucked In (2007)


Critical Acclaim

The Brush-Off:

  • Winner 1997 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

Something Fishy:

  • Shortlisted 2003 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

Sucked In:

  • Shortlisted 2008 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel