Book List in Order: 7 titles

  • The back-streets of Pakistan are no place for an Australian girl to be roving unaccompanied, let alone when she is wanted by both mafia and monsters alike. Desperate and afraid, Jasmine entrusts her survival to a community of creatures – the myster...


  • “The sky lights up from the fire. It’s an unreal moment – only a minute ago gloom and dust made it impossible to see much of anything. It’s not like the polaroid bursts of illumination from gunfire, punching holes in the darkness. This is a p...


  • A full decade after Jello Biafra declared Brisbane a heavy junta police state, Dante Halloran navigates its streets aided only by his wits and a debilitating mental illness that he has nicknamed The Inferno. Australia has just ushered in a change of ...


  • This is the story of The Black Shuck, a legendary beast that stalks Refuge every 20 years. It's also Darren Marsh's story. It's also the story of a mysterious figure who rolls into Refuge with four crows for company. How do these things all relate? A...


  • When The Blue Frog Tavern collapses, the noise of the timber splintering and collapsing on itself is enough to wake the dead. Mayor Emeritas is eager to have the tavern demolished as quickly as possible. With him are four other people, one of them de...


  • Another tale in the Refuge Collection, Plato's Cave can be read standalone but may be best enjoyed after The Thief's Tale. When the Mayor's bodyguard, Marty Hayseed calls into Refuge's notorious Blue Frog Tavern, our narrator knows that trouble looms...


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    Dante Halloran and his friend Roshan are in Pakistan for a puppetry festival when they are taken to visit the Sufis of Shah Jamal, a hypnotising dance beneath the great fig trees growing from the tombs of a revered saint. Things take a turn for the w...