Chris Hammer is a leading Australian crime fiction author. His novel Scrublands won the prestigious UK Crime Writers New Blood Dagger for the best debut published in the United Kingdom during 2019. The London Times described his follow up, Silver, as the best Australian crime novel since Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore. The third book in the Martin Scarsden/Mandalay Blonde series, Trust, is set in a Sydney recovering from COVID-19. Chris was previously a political journalist and foreign correspondent.