Nominated by:

State Library of Western Australia, Perth.

Publisher of nominated edition:

Fremantle Press, Australia

Clear to the Horizon

Dave Warner      

In 1999 and 2000, three young women disappear from outside the Autostrada nightclub in the Perth suburb of Claremont. The knockabout, Snowy Lane, (City of Light) is hired as a private investigator but neither he nor the cops can find the abductor.

Seventeen years on, the daughter of a wealthy mining magnate goes missing in the north-west, and Snowy is hired to find her. In the tropical town of Broome, a spate of local thefts puts Snowy and Detective Inspector Dan Clement (Before It Breaks) back on the trail of the cold-case killer. Snowy is determined that this time he will get his man, even if it costs him his life.

About the author

Dave Warner is an author, musician and screenwriter. His first novel City of Light won the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for Fiction, and Before it Breaks (2015) the Ned Kelly Award for best Australian crime fiction. His latest novel Clear to the Horizon features the lead characters from both these books. Dave Warner originally came to national prominence with his gold album Mug’s Game, and his band Dave Warner’s from the Suburbs. In 2017 he released his tenth album When. He has been named a Western Australian State Living Treasure and has been inducted into the WAMi Rock’n’Roll of Renown.

(from publisher)

Librarian’s comments

Based on a real life crime, Clear to the Horizon is a fast paced thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. Written with a multi layered plot, Dave Warner brings his colourful Australian vernacular and humour to what is a dark crime.

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