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Doom Creek

Written by Alan Carter


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Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared, is out of hiding and looking forward to a quiet life. But gold fever is creating ill-feeling between prospectors, and a new threat lurks in the form of trigger-happy Americans preparing for Doomsday by building a bolthole at the top of the South Island.

As tensions simmer in the Wakamarina valley, Nick finds himself working on a cold-case murder and investigating a scandal-plagued religious sect. When local and international events reach fever pitch, Chester finds himself up against an evil that knows no borders.


'Either as a stand-alone or sequel, this story richly imagines rural New Zealand with pacey plot twists and great characters.' Abbey's Bookshop

'... a compelling package suited to a television series.' Weekend Australian

'... an engaging combination of small-town policing, grisly murder investigation and family-life drama ...' The Booklover

'Doom Creek is a fast-paced murder mystery, full of beautiful prose, wry humour and well-defined characters.' Alanna, Better Reading

ISBN 9781925816815 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (234 x 153mm) (Paperback)
Categories Fiction
Crime & Mystery
New Releases
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2020
Pages 304
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    Alan Carter

    Alan Carter was born in Sunderland, UK. He immigrated to Australia in 1991 and now lives just south of Hobart. He sometimes works as a television documentary director. In his spare time he plunges into the icy Tasmanian waters for fun. He is the author of four Cato Kwong novels – Prime Cut, Getting Warmer, Bad Seed and Heaven Sent and the Nick Chester novel, Marlborough Man, set in NZ. Doom Creek is the second in the Nick Chester series. Read more