A. B. Patterson is an Australian writer who knows first-hand about corruption, power, crime and sex. He was a Detective Sergeant in the WA Police, working in paedophilia and vice, and later a Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption.

His multiple award-winning, debut novel, Harry’s World, introduced the jaded and flawed PI Harry Kenmare. Harry’s Quest was the sizzling, award-winning sequel in the PI Harry Kenmare series of novels. The third novel, Harry’s Grail, is in progress.

His Harry Kenmare short stories, some previously published in the USA in Switchblade magazine, are gathered together here for the first time.

His hard-boiled, gritty, and noir writing style has been likened to that of Raymond Chandler and Ken Bruen.

He makes no apologies for telling it how it is.

C’est la vie.