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  • Published: 1 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857981189
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Hades




WINNER of the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel. A dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax. Hades is the debut of a stunning new talent in crime fiction.

WINNER of the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel. A dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax.

Hades Archer surrounds himself with the things others leave behind. Their trash becomes the twisted sculptures that line his junkyard. The bodies they want disposed of become his problem – for a fee.

Then one night a man arrives on his doorstep, clutching a small bundle that he wants ‘lost’. And Hades makes a decision that will change everything...

Twenty years later, homicide detective Frank Bennett feels like the luckiest man on the force when he meets his new partner, the dark and beautiful Eden Archer. But there’s something strange about Eden and her brother, Eric. Something he can’t quite put his finger on.

At first, as they race to catch a very different kind of serial killer, his partner’s sharp instincts come in handy. But soon Frank’s wondering if she’s as dangerous as the man they hunt.

'One of the stand out crime thrillers of the last few years' The Chronicle

'The arrival of an important new voice in crime fiction . . . breath-taking' Sydney Morning Herald

Look out too for the sequel, Eden, which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel of 2015, only the second time an author has won these awards back to back.

  • Published: 1 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780857981189
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Candice Fox

Candice Fox is the author of twelve crime novels and the winner of three prestigious Ned Kelly Awards. In fact, she is the only author to have been shortlisted for that award for every single novel. She has also co-written seven New York Times bestsellers with James Patterson, the world’s bestselling thriller writer.

Candice's novels Crimson Lake and Redemption Point were adapted into a major ABC TV series called Troppo.

A meticulous researcher, Candice has interviewed a serial killer on Death Row, been to prison three times (for work purposes) and while on honeymoon in the US took a road trip to famous crime scenes looking for clues. She has also dined with a former President of the United States, filmed a cameo role in her latest screen adaptation and, as a volunteer for WIRES, has rescued countless wild animals.

She lives in Sydney.

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Praise for Hades

One of the stand out crime thrillers of the past few years.

The Chronicle

Fox has hit gold with her debut . . . a name to be reckoned with.

Primo Life

This is a frighteningly self-assured debut with a cracker plot, strong characters and feisty, no-nonsense writing.

Qantas magazine

Compelling and all the more impressive for being Candice Fox's debut... a chilling read.

Sydney Morning Herald