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Hades: An Archer & Bennett Thriller #1

Candice Fox

ISBN 9781617734410
Publish Date 1/27/2015
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Thriller/Suspense, Psychological, Serial Killer, Kensington, Fresh Voices

“Compelling . . . A chilling read.” —Sydney Morning Herald

Twenty years ago, two children were kidnapped and left for dead.
Raised by a master criminal, they grew up to become cops. Very unusual cops . . .

Homicide detective Frank Bennett has an intriguing new partner. Dark, beautiful, coldly efficient, Eden Archer is one of the most enigmatic colleagues Frank has ever worked with—that includes her brother Eric, who’s also on the Sydney Metro police force. All of them are tested to the core when a local man discovers a graveyard of large steel toolboxes lying at the bottom of the harbor. Each box contains a grisly trove of human body parts.

For Frank, the madman’s clues are a tantalizing puzzle. For Eden and Eric, the case holds chilling links to a scarred childhood—and a murderous mentor named Hades. But the true evil goes beyond the bloody handiwork of a serial killer…

Praise for Hades, winner of the Ned Kelly Award

“A frighteningly self-assured debut with strong characters and feisty, no-nonsense writing.”—Qantas magazine

“Powerful, twisted, dark, original—an incredible read.”—The Reading Room

“Hades combines a number of current genre tropes into something new and exciting. A little bit Dexter, a little bit procedural, overall a great first novel.”—Australian Crime Writers Association

About Candice Fox:

Candice Fox is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney’s western suburbs. She served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy at age eighteen. At twenty, she turned her hand to academia, and taught high school through two undergraduate and two postgraduate degrees. She teaches writing at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney. Candice’s first novel, Hades, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel, given by the Australian Crime Writers Association. Her second novel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction—making her one of only two authors to win the awards back-to-back. She was chosen by international bestselling author James Patterson to co-author the book Shot Black & Blue and the thriller Never Never.

Visit her on Facebook or at candicefoxauthor.com.

Photo Credit: John Heweston


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