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The Seven / Cover the Bones (Ivan Lucic & Nell Buchanan, #3) was the most recently released book by Chris Hammer, on October 3rd, 2023.

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Chris Hammer Stats: The highest rated book by Chris Hammer on Book Notification is Treasure & Dirt / Opal Country, the first novel in the Ivan Lucic & Nell Buchanan series. The second-highest rated book is Scrublands (Martin Scarsden #1).

The most read book by Chris Hammer on Book Notification is Scrublands, the first novel in the Martin Scarsden series. The second most read book is Treasure & Dirt / Opal Country (Ivan Lucic & Nell Buchanan #1).

Below is a complete list of Chris Hammer books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Chris Hammer is the Martin Scarsden Series.

List of Ivan Lucic & Nell Buchanan Books in Publication Order

List of Martin Scarsden Books in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction in Publication Order

Chris Hammer: Biography

Chris Hammer was born in 1960 and is currently 64 years old. Chris Hammer was born in Australia. Hammer attended Charles Sturt University where he received a Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University where he received an M.A. International Relations and.

Chris Hammer is the author of the Martin Scarsden series which currently consists of 3 novels. The Martin Scarsden series started in 2018 with the novel Scrublands. The most recently released novel in the Martin Scarsden series was Trust which was released in 2020. There are no upcoming novels for the Martin Scarsden series.

Chris Hammer has also written the Ivan Lucic & Nell Buchanan series which has 3 books including Treasure & Dirt / Opal Country and The Tilt / Dead Man's Creek.

Chris Hammer: Awards & Accolades

Hammer's book, Scrublands won the Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award, in 2019.

Chris Hammer books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Scrublands was nominated for the Barry Award, Best First Mystery/Crime Novel, in 2020. The Tilt / Dead Man's Creek was nominated for the Ned Kelly Awards, Best Crime Novel, in 2023.

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Chris Hammer: F.A.Q

When was Chris Hammer Born? How old is Chris Hammer?

Chris Hammer was born in 1960. Chris Hammer is currently 64 years old.

Where was Chris Hammer Born?

Chris Hammer was born in , Australia and is Australian.

What book awards has Chris Hammer won?

Hammer's book, Scrublands won the award Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award, in 2019.

What was the first book Chris Hammer wrote?

The first book written by Chris Hammer was The River, published in 2010.

What was the most recent book Chris Hammer wrote?

His most recently released work was The Seven / Cover the Bones on October 3rd, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Chris Hammer?

Chris Hammer does not have any upcoming books with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.

How many books has Chris Hammer written?

Chris Hammer has written 8 books. 3 books in the Ivan Lucic & Nell Buchanan Series, 3 books in the Martin Scarsden Series, 2 books in the Non-Fiction.

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    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Chris Hammer introduced me to Aussie crime fiction. I had no idea that Aussie crime fiction was even a thing. But it makes sense. Every country has its version of the crime fiction genre shaped by its unique cultures and traditions.

    In the case of Hammer, I can’t say that his book was steeped in Australian culture and tradition. It did not differ drastically from crime fiction novels written by authors from the US.

    Then again, I speed read the first book, so maybe I missed all the nuances in the descriptions. Fortunately, I had fun with Scrublands, so the notion of rereading it doesn’t bother me.

    Christina H.
    Christina H.
    1 year ago

    Love the Martin Scarsden series here’s a bio I wrote for a friends website she didn’t end up using.

    Before becoming an instant best-selling author Chris Hammer worked as a journalist for over thirty years. He spent time international affairs and he covered Australian federal politics. He was a roving foreign correspondent for Dateline on SBS TV. He was able to report from six continents and thirty countries. When Mr. Hammer was a chief political correspondent in Canberra for several news outlets.

    Mr. Hammer has a Bachelor degree in Journalism from Charles Stuart University and his Masters Degree in International Relations achieved at Australian National University. Mr. Hammer and his wife, Dr. Tomoko Akami, live in Canberra with their two children.

    Mr. Hammer’s first book was published in 2010 with wide critical acclaim. His book, The River, was shortlisted for the Manning Clark House National Cultural Award and the Walkley Book Award. The River was also recognized as the ACT Book of the Year Award.  Certainly an illustrious start to his fiction career.

    The Martin Scarsden series is one of his most popular and best selling of his books. This series has been a best seller in many countries.

    His writing method is fairly loose. He allows the story to develop on its own and doesn’t try to plot it out in advance.

    The Martin Scarsden series started in 2018 with the debut novel, Scrublands. It was an instant best seller in Australia. In 2019 it won the very prestigious John Creasey Award, bestowed by the U.K. Crime Writers’ Association Dagger Awards. Mr. Hammer’s exciting debut novel was on the shortlist of many writing award lists. The U.S., U.K., and Australia have all listed Scrublands as a sure winner. It was recognized as The Sunday Times crime Novel of the Year in 2019.

    The Martin Scarsden series tells the tales of a journalist named Martin Scarsden and Mandalay Blonde, his partner. Mr. Hammer’s stories are renowned for infusing the legendary, vibrant landscape and atmosphere of Australia into his stories. He writes with descriptive language, colorful characters, and plots that are intricate and exciting.

    The Martin Scarsden series starts with Scrublands. Riversend is a community afflicted by an endless drought. It’s remote and isolated. The isolation doesn’t protect the town from the horrific acts of others.  

    It appears a young priest has done the unthinkable. Five parishioners were killed by him before he took his own life.

    A year on, Martin Scarsden has arrived in Riversend. As a journalist, he has the assignment to explore the event of the killings and learn how the townspeople have coped in the past year.  

    The one year anniversary go the horrible tragedy is coming and people will be talking. Martin works to meet the locals as he listens to the community’s version of what happened.  

    He starts to realize the oft repeated version of what happened may be the wrong one. Martin’s own award-winning newspaper’s investigation seems to him to be wrong.

    As Martin sees he’s making roads into the investigation, Riversend is rocked by a new crime. The sensationalism of this new incident creates a national media frenzy and Martin finds himself smack in the middle of an entirely new mystery.

    Martin has too many questions. He still doesn’t know the real reason behind the priest murdering his parishioners. Do those deaths have any connection to the current ones? His efforts are placing his mental state, his job, and his life at risk.

    The third entry in the Martin Scarsden series by Chris Hammer is TRUST. Mr. Hammer is considered an artist as he writes about the settings and background of the Australian outback.  His writing of his native country has been described as an “extra character.”

    In TRUST, Martin Scarsden’s journey starts on the beaches of Port Silver, Australia. Martin isn’t there for a story; he’s there with his son, Liam, having a great time building their relationship.  

    Martin is feeling relaxed at home and having a great time with his son. A phone call interrupts his enjoyment. He lets it go to voicemail. It rings again and he decides to answer it this time, his bubble of relaxation is burst.  

    His former boss and mentor, Max Fuller, has a huge story and he wants Martin to cover it. Max asked Martin to go to Sydney to cover a story. He’s very comfortable with his life and he’s obviously hesitant.  

    Martin talks to Mandalay first. He checks his voicemail and it’s Mandy who’s shrieking and sounds at her wit’s end. Martin’s heart stops for a moment and he flies in off the beach with Liam in tow.  

    He runs up the steps to his clifftop home and runs into the house. He is astonished to find an unconscious man, blood running from a head wound. Where’s Mandy?  

    Martin’s search for her will take him to Sydney. He’s a bit disoriented in this huge city. The little outback towns have been a comfort to him. The fact that Mandy’s past is coming knocking and she has no control.  

    Mandy was previously engaged to a man, who vanished with no trace, after he embezzled millions of dollars from a bank. Now he’s been found dead.  Mandy is finding out he wasn’t who he claimed to be.  

    While she ponders the pros and cons of revealing other secrets of her past Martin is struggling too. That story he has been pressured to investigate? It’s big, really big and there are those being killed off to keep it a secret. Martin has to determine who is trustworthy and who to avoid.

    8 months ago

    Looking forward to seeing Chris Hammer in an author talk about his latest book The Seven next week here in Brisbane. Don’t get to many author talks

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