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Hard-boiled Noir with a Spectral Twist: Scavengers

Clan Destine Press is honoured to publish the latest
dark and disturbing novel from the godfather of
Australia horror: Robert Hood.

will be let loose on the world at 
Conflux – the Australian National Science Fiction Convention – in Canberra on Saturday 1st October at 3.30pm.

Scavengers will be officially launched 
by the fabulous Isobelle Carmody in the Wellington Room, Rydges Hotel, Capital Hill.


Mike Crowe doesn’t believe in ghosts, but it seems there’s one ghost that 
believes in him. Can he escape the attention of a psychopath long enough to help her?

A not-exactly legal PI, Crowe is blackmailed into tracking down a serial killer known as The Scavenger. At the same time, he finds himself increasingly plagued by visions – and eventually visitations – of a young girl he failed to save from being murdered a decade before.

Three quarter profile image of Isobelle Carmody, a smiling white woman with piled-high bright red hair
Robert Hood a three-quarter profile of a smiling white man

Are these things connected?

Crowe must scavenge through the debris of a world going to pieces around him – at first just to survive, and then to find the answers to questions he’d rather hadn’t been asked.

One of the grand masters of Australian horror writing, Robert Hood has been prolific in his genres of choice – horror/weird fiction, crime, fantasy and science fiction – since his first professional sale in 1975. Robert has published over 140 short stories, a number of novellas, a few novels, and lots of kid’s books. He has won several major Australian awards, the Australian Golden Dagger Award, a Ditmar Award an Australian Shadows Award.

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