Adrian Hyland won Australia's 2007 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel for Moonlight Downs. Its follow-up, Gunshot Road, was runner-up for the Colin Roderick Award for Australian literature. He spent many years in the Northern Territory living and working among the indigenous people. He lives in Victoria.
Praise for the Emily Tempest series
"Beguiling first mystery . . . wonderful."
--The New York Times Book Review
"There's a lot of guts, bravery and bravura packed into Emily's compact frame. Her understanding of life in the Outback, its people's idiosyncrasies and their deep-rooted culture serves as an informative travelogue. But it's her dogged determination to discover the killer of an old geologist that makes the book so enticing. Emily is an admirable addition to the list of female investigators on the international fiction scene."
"A hymn to the wit, courage, stark beauty and the power of dreaming of a unique people. One cannot help but be enriched by it."
"Startling turns of phrase, vivid Outback setting, and rich rendering of cultural differences. . . . All in all, the novel is a corker, engaging from page 1 and on through to an ending that pulls out all the stops."
--The Boston Globe
"A delightful, engaging book."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Perfect for mystery fans who are craving new horizons."