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Gatton, Queensland. 1994. Nate is a student, dealing weed on the side. A girl called Maya Kibby is dead. No one knows who killed her. Nate needs to refresh his supply, but Jesse, his friend and dealer, is missing. Nate is high. He is alone. Being hunted for the suitcase he’s found and haunted by its contents. And as things turn from bad to worse, Nate uncovers far more than he bargained for. The Student is high-paced, hardboiled regional noir: fresh, gritty, unnerving, with a stark and lonely beauty.
Praise for IAIN RYAN: *** Shortlisted for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Fiction *** *** 4-star average ratings on Amazon for all novels on Amazon *** Two cops in recovery. A brutal murder on a dangerous island. A secret history that threatens everything. Constable Laura Romano is in recovery for drug and alcohol addiction and her partner - Jim Harris - is her sponsor. Both of them are stationed on Tunnel Island, a tropical paradise with a dark, seedy underbelly. When a dead body washes up on the island: Harris springs into action. Meanwhile, Romano follows the trail of a mysterious parcel sent to her house. As the two mysteries start to collide, Romano and Harris find themselves on opposing sides of dangerous island politics.
Praise for IAIN RYAN: *** Shortlisted for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Fiction *** *** 4-star average ratings on Amazon for all novels on Amazon *** *** "A canonical voice in contemporary noir" - Dead End Follies *** A serial killer on the loose. A dark history rising up. Two cops on the brink. A rich businessman is found dead on Tunnel Island. Constable Laura Romano immediately recognises a pattern: a serial killer is on the loose, killing tourists. With help from Jim Harris — a local heavy — Romano sets off in pursuit. But as the bodies pile up and political pressure mounts, Tunnel Island falls into disastrous disarray.
Praise for Drainland: "Best Crime Novel of 2016" "Thrilling, dangerous, always on the edge." "I loved the ending. A must read." A disgraced cop. A case gone wrong. A danger she never saw coming. Laura Romano is a dishonored cop and an addict. After being sold out by her biker boyfriend, she’s reassigned to Tunnel Island, a tropical paradise with a dark, seedy underbelly. When the son of an influential politician turns up dead, Romano teams up with a hard-nosed sheriff to investigate. As the clues point to a pair of junkies from the island’s south side, Romano knows there are too many loose ends to let the case go. What she doesn’t realize is that someone on the island knows the truth about the case. Someone who will stop at nothing to keep the truth a secret…
*** SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 NED KELLY AWARD FOR CRIME FICTION *** Four days to locate the killer. Four days to take revenge. Four days to find redemption. Jim Harris is a hard-drinking detective on his way to a nervous breakdown. Every day, he works alongside corrupt cops and dangerous crooks. That is, until a brutal murder case unravels his career, bringing past indiscretions to light. Alone, afraid, and out of control, Harris makes a pact with himself: finish it. "Read this, and thank me when it's on your best-of-the-year list. A hell of a debut." --William Boyle, author of GRAVESEND and DEATH DON'T HAVE NO MERCY "Iain Ryan has learned the lessons of the modern maestros James Ellroy, Ken Bruen and James Sallis, but his poetry and cadence is completely Australian.