Pat writes about contemporary Australia: her novels, short stories and reflections give a fresh take on Australian life and society.

Her five Annie Bryce Mysteries are a series of stand-alone novels set around the vast and varied state of Queensland – light crime fiction with touches of humour, glimpses of times past and a powerful sense of place. Critics and readers alike have found her books ‘compelling’, ‘engrossing’, ‘rivetting’ – and more.

Her sixth novel On the Edgeis a spin-off from the series, featuring some of the minor characters in earlier books with Annie taking a back seat. Set in the steamy, stormy tropics it is a departure from the crime genre, and explores family bonds and fractures – and how far desperation can drive us all.

Her award winning short stories are included in two anthologies. Murky Waters is a collection of short crime fiction; Pick and Choose includes pieces offering glimpses of the society in which we live today, through short stories, reflections and conversations.

This website contains details of all eight books and includes links for you to purchase them in print or as e-books,and to contact the author.