A. B. Patterson
A. B. Patterson is an Australian writer who knows first-hand about corruption, power, crime and sex. He was a Detective Sergeant in the WA Police, working in paedophilia and vice, and later a Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption.
His multiple award-winning debut novel, Harry’s World, introduced the jaded and flawed PI Harry Kenmare. He has also had short stories published in the USA. His hard-boiled, gritty, and noir writing style has been likened to that of Raymond Chandler and Ken Bruen.
Harry’s Quest is the sizzling second novel in the PI Harry Kenmare series.
Crime (Hard-Boiled Noir)
PI Harry Kenmare is a prehistoric private detective in an unfriendly and infinitely unjust modern world.
His life revolves around drinking, fine food, smoking, and fast women, preferably the ones he has to pay for, in cash. So what better CV for trawling through Sydney’s corrupt social and political elites, who cravenly chase power and wealth behind veneers of respectability.
In this collection of seedy episodes, Harry is a dinosaur on a mission of justice, looking to shatter the hypocritical façades. And the rules don’t always apply.
Join Harry in the jungle of 21st century Port Jackson, where little is as it seems and none of it is pretty. Except, of course, those gorgeous by the hour girls.
Harry's World won a Bronze Medal in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards (in the category of Best Fiction from Australia & New Zealand).
Also named as a Finalist in the 2016 Beverly Hills International Book Awards (in the category of Crime Fiction).
The "Outstanding" Mystery (Category Winner) in the 2016 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards.
Bronze medal in the 2016 Global Ebook Awards (Fiction - Mystery category)
Finalist in the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards (Crime Fiction category)
Crime (Hard-Boiled Noir)
PI Harry Kenmare is back, with a visceral lust for vengeance.
Sydney’s elite and powerful are awash in corruption, like rats sunning themselves in an open sewer. And so, in these sordid episodes, Harry’s business is as busy as ever.
All the better, then, to finance Harry’s quest: the hunting down of the paedophiles who raped and murdered his little Orla. No qualms, no limits, no rules – just pure bloody revenge.
And now he has a team. Join Harry, with his gritty charm and vices, the loyal and dependable Trev, and those smart temptress twins, Tanya and Sasha, as they pursue Harry’s quarry, and deal with demons of their own.
Hold on tight for another hard-boiled, noir, and very sexy ride!