Author Board: Sandi Wallace

The official board of Next Chapter author Sandi Wallace
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Just in – an excellent review for Sandi's upcoming rural thriller Black Cloud by Chris Hammer, winner New Blood Dagger Award for Scrublands (a terrific Aussie Noir novel). “A beautifully written police procedural, where characters are every bit as important as the plot. Brilliantly captures the impact of small-town tragedy, as investigators struggle to cope even as they work towards solving an horrendous crime.” Pre-order your copy of Black Cloud at your favourite Amazon store. #nextchapterpub
Black Cloud is Sandi Wallace’s latest rural thriller. Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin are pushed to breaking point by a fatal explosion on a farm in Korweinguboora involving two of Franklin’s workmates. The crime scene is compromised by fire, blasts and water, and speculations run rife. Franklin seeks answers; someone to blame. Harvey investigates her toughest story yet. Will one break?#NextChapterPub #NewRelease #Ruralthriller #seriesbook #crimefiction
First review for my new rural thriller Black Cloud! "Aussie Noir at its best. Once again Wallace has tapped into the rural crime genre with an iconic sense of place beneath a black cloud of menace and intrigue. Her Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series just gets better and better." Chuffed and honoured by this review by outstanding Australian Noir author B. Michael Radburn. Pre-order from your favourite Amazon store. #NextChapterPub #newrelease #ruralthriller #crimefiction #BlackCloudBook

Rural Thriller Black Cloud – Georgie Harvey and John Franklin Book 4

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Sandi Wallace's third rural thriller Into the Fog is available for pre-order at your favourite Amazon store. How could police lose three children? Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin risk everything in their race to find three young children missing in a wild storm and a long way from home. Somebody saw the children, somebody knows something… Into the Fog follows Tell Me Why and Dead Again. #NextChapterPub #NewRelease #Ruralthriller #DandenongRanges #crimefiction
Sadly, fire razed the historic mansion Doongalla Homestead in 1932, and today only these stairs, the servants quarters and some of the original garden remain. This location cried out to be featured in my rural thriller Into the Fog, and during the search for the three young Daylesford children, key discoveries are made at this Mount Dandenong landmark. #NextChapterPub #Newrelease #Ruralthriller #DandenongRanges #DoongallaHomestead
Mountain Ash loom up to 90 metres tall with long strands of bark that whip in the wind. Towering tree ferns with trunks covered in fibrous roots form canopies of large, curving, tapered, vivid-green fronds. The forest floor slopes, drops off and is scattered with debris. Imagine being aged twelve, seven and five and lost in this forest – freezing cold, thick fog, wild wind, torrential rain, thunder, lightning... My muse for Into the Fog. #NextChapterPub #ruralthriller #DandenongRanges

Rural Thriller Into the Fog – Georgie Harvey and John Franklin Book 3

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Sandi Wallace's second Harvey and Franklin rural crime thriller, Dead Again, releases 24 May 2020 and is available for pre-order at your favourite Amazon store. Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin are back in conflict when her assignment in wildfire-ravaged Bullock and a crime spree in Daylesford connect with the terrible truth about the fire. A secret someone might kill to keep. #nextchapterpub #newrelease #ruralthriller #crimefiction #seriesbooks
The action in Dead Again is shared between Bullock, a tiny hamlet in the Murrindindi district of central Victoria, the spa town of Daylesford, and a tiny place between Daylesford and Castlemaine called Yandoit. This is the police station on Camp Street where Franklin is based in the time of Dead Again, though a new police station has since replaced it in Vincent Street.
To help inspire my books, I take many photographs in and around the area. I snapped this beautiful old stone house in Yandoit because it strongly resembled my visual image of Uncle Ken's property in Dead Again. In writing this book, I was fortunate to befriend locals Daryl Puddick and Duncan McKinnon who helped me connect with the owners of the stone house, Dale Fuller and Marnie Ireland. Sincere thanks to them for allowing me to use my image. BTW, now restored, the property is still amazing.

Rural Thriller Dead Again – Georgie Harvey and John Franklin Book 2

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Rural crime thriller Tell Me Why is out now in paperback, large-print paperback and Kindle at your favourite Amazon store. Tell Me Why introduces determined and sometimes-reckless Melbourne writer, Georgie Harvey, and maverick country cop and single dad, John Franklin. They are working separate investigations, but collide over a woman missing from Hepburn and an unsolved murder. Enjoy! #newrelease #seriesbooks #aussienoir #crimebooks #crimefiction #ruralcrime #daylesford  #nextchapterpub
Tell Me Why is the first rural thriller starring Daylesford cop John Franklin and Melbourne writer Georgie Harvey. They are working separate investigations but collide over a woman missing from Hepburn. Harvey’s search reignites the mystery surrounding the missing woman’s husband—his suspected murder—stirring up long-buried secrets and potentially dangerous adversaries. What will the truth cost? Tell Me Why won the Davitt Award Readers' Choice and was shortlisted for the Davitt Award Best Debut.
This dark, atmospheric photo I shot of Daylesford Lake captures the mood of some scenes in Tell Me Why, my first Georgie Harvey and John Franklin rural crime thriller. Daylesford is a popular, pretty spa town in central Victoria, Australia...but even picturesque places have a darker side.

Rural Thriller Tell Me Why – Georgie Harvey and John Franklin Book 1

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Two volumes of my contemporary short crime stories—including several Scarlet Stiletto Award-winners—On the Job and Murder in the Midst are out now! Featuring police officers—on the beat in various jurisdictions and seasoned detectives—and everyday people—a cabinetmaker, private investigator, journalist, mystery lady, homemaker, police officer, true-crime writer and flavourist who witness, investigate, solve, avenge and are victims of serious crime. #crime #scarletstiletto #shortstories #newbooks Crime Books, Private Investigator, Next Chapter, Award Winner, True Crime, Wallace, Journalist, Police Officer, Homemaking
Short Crime Stories: Two volumes, out now
Two volumes of my contemporary short crime stories—including several Scarlet Stiletto Award-winners—On the Job and Murder in the Midst are out now! Featuring police officers—on the beat in various jurisdictions and seasoned detectives—and everyday people—a cabinetmaker, private investigator, journalist, mystery lady, homemaker, police officer, true-crime writer and flavourist who witness, investigate, solve, avenge and are victims of serious crime. #crime #scarletstiletto #shortstories #newbooks
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
After eagerly awaiting publication of Black Cloud, for readers to love it is so heartwarming! I’m grateful to Brenda for sharing her thoughts with other readers and me in her review. Black Cloud is my fifth book and on 11 August 2020 a sixth publishes. I’ve dreamt of being a crime writer since about the age of six...wow, my inner six-year-old is happy! Black Cloud can be enjoyed as a standalone or part of the series. It is available from Amazon. #newbook #daylesford #crime #nextchapterpub #books Franklin Books, Black Clouds, 11 August, Daylesford, Happy Black, Crime Thriller, Thrillers
5 Star Review for Black Cloud
After eagerly awaiting publication of Black Cloud, for readers to love it is so heartwarming! I’m grateful to Brenda for sharing her thoughts with other readers and me in her review. Black Cloud is my fifth book and on 11 August 2020 a sixth publishes. I’ve dreamt of being a crime writer since about the age of six...wow, my inner six-year-old is happy! Black Cloud can be enjoyed as a standalone or part of the series. It is available from Amazon. #newbook #daylesford #crime #nextchapterpub #books
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
On the Job and Murder in the Midst by Sandi Wallace include several Scarlet Stiletto Award-winning crime fiction stories, a finalist in an open international competition, and some never-before-released stories. On the Job is a compilation with central police characters, and Murder in the Midst features eight different women with one thing in common: serious crime. #shortstories #newrelease #nextchapterpub #crimefiction #crimebooks #crimefictionbooks #newbooks #crime #murder #police #australian Crime Fiction, Baby Died, Fiction Stories
Two short crime story collections - Coming soon!
On the Job and Murder in the Midst by Sandi Wallace include several Scarlet Stiletto Award-winning crime fiction stories, a finalist in an open international competition, and some never-before-released stories. On the Job is a compilation with central police characters, and Murder in the Midst features eight different women with one thing in common: serious crime. #shortstories #newrelease #nextchapterpub #crimefiction #crimebooks #crimefictionbooks #newbooks #crime #murder #police #australian
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Australian rural thriller Dead Again is out now! It sees Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin back in conflict when her assignment in wildfire-ravaged Bullock and a crime spree in Daylesford connect with the terrible truth about the fire—a secret someone might kill to keep. Enjoy as a standalone or as part of the gripping Harvey and Franklin series. #newrelease #crimebooks #seriesbooks #nextchapterpub #Daylesford #Murrindindi #policeprocedural #journalistdetective Spree
Dead Again publishes 24 May 2020
Australian rural thriller Dead Again is out now! It sees Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin back in conflict when her assignment in wildfire-ravaged Bullock and a crime spree in Daylesford connect with the terrible truth about the fire—a secret someone might kill to keep. Enjoy as a standalone or as part of the gripping Harvey and Franklin series. #newrelease #crimebooks #seriesbooks #nextchapterpub #Daylesford #Murrindindi #policeprocedural #journalistdetective
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Rural crime thriller Tell Me Why is out now in paperback, large-print paperback and Kindle at your favourite Amazon store. Tell Me Why introduces determined and sometimes-reckless Melbourne writer, Georgie Harvey, and maverick country cop and single dad, John Franklin. They are working separate investigations, but collide over a woman missing from Hepburn and an unsolved murder. Enjoy! #newrelease #seriesbooks #aussienoir #crimebooks #crimefiction #ruralcrime #daylesford  #nextchapterpub Unsolved Murders, Single Dads
Tell Me Why Releases 6 May 2020
Rural crime thriller Tell Me Why is out now in paperback, large-print paperback and Kindle at your favourite Amazon store. Tell Me Why introduces determined and sometimes-reckless Melbourne writer, Georgie Harvey, and maverick country cop and single dad, John Franklin. They are working separate investigations, but collide over a woman missing from Hepburn and an unsolved murder. Enjoy! #newrelease #seriesbooks #aussienoir #crimebooks #crimefiction #ruralcrime #daylesford #nextchapterpub
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Rural crime thriller Tell Me Why is out now in paperback, large-print paperback and Kindle at your favourite Amazon store. Tell Me Why introduces determined and sometimes-reckless Melbourne writer, Georgie Harvey, and maverick country cop and single dad, John Franklin. They are working separate investigations, but collide over a woman missing from Hepburn and an unsolved murder. Enjoy! #newrelease #seriesbooks #aussienoir #crimebooks #crimefiction #ruralcrime #daylesford  #nextchapterpub
Tell Me Why Releases 6 May 2020
Rural crime thriller Tell Me Why is out now in paperback, large-print paperback and Kindle at your favourite Amazon store. Tell Me Why introduces determined and sometimes-reckless Melbourne writer, Georgie Harvey, and maverick country cop and single dad, John Franklin. They are working separate investigations, but collide over a woman missing from Hepburn and an unsolved murder. Enjoy! #newrelease #seriesbooks #aussienoir #crimebooks #crimefiction #ruralcrime #daylesford #nextchapterpub
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Do you love “rural crime thrillers” AKA “Aussie Noir”? Are you a fan of Jane Harper (The Dry), Chris Hammer (Scrublands), etc? Well, I'm a self-confessed crime-fiction addict, and I love to read Aussie Noir and write it! If you're drawn to rural crime novels, parallel stories led by cops and journalists, and gritty rural fiction set in a variety of country locations, my Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series might be up your alley. #nextchapterpub #newrelease #aussienoir #ruralcrimethrillers Jane Harper, Parallel, Cops
New Aussie Noir
Do you love “rural crime thrillers” AKA “Aussie Noir”? Are you a fan of Jane Harper (The Dry), Chris Hammer (Scrublands), etc? Well, I'm a self-confessed crime-fiction addict, and I love to read Aussie Noir and write it! If you're drawn to rural crime novels, parallel stories led by cops and journalists, and gritty rural fiction set in a variety of country locations, my Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series might be up your alley. #nextchapterpub #newrelease #aussienoir #ruralcrimethrillers
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Just in – an excellent review for Sandi's upcoming rural thriller Black Cloud by Chris Hammer, winner New Blood Dagger Award for Scrublands (a terrific Aussie Noir novel). “A beautifully written police procedural, where characters are every bit as important as the plot. Brilliantly captures the impact of small-town tragedy, as investigators struggle to cope even as they work towards solving an horrendous crime.” Pre-order your copy of Black Cloud at your favourite Amazon store. #nextchapterpub Dagger, Cope
Chris Hammer, UK CWA New Blood Dagger Award winner for Scrublands, reviews Black Cloud
Just in – an excellent review for Sandi's upcoming rural thriller Black Cloud by Chris Hammer, winner New Blood Dagger Award for Scrublands (a terrific Aussie Noir novel). “A beautifully written police procedural, where characters are every bit as important as the plot. Brilliantly captures the impact of small-town tragedy, as investigators struggle to cope even as they work towards solving an horrendous crime.” Pre-order your copy of Black Cloud at your favourite Amazon store. #nextchapterpub
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Award-winning Australian crime writer Sandi Wallace is thrilled to join the @NextChapterPub stable. She writes rural and psychological thrillers, and gripping short crime stories. Sandi has penned four rural crime thrillers in the Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series to date and Next Chapter will also publish two collections of her short crime fiction soon. #NextChapterPub #ruralthrillers #shortstories #australianauthor #crimewriter #crimefiction  #awardwinningauthor Australian Authors, Psychological Thrillers, Harvey, Short Stories, Franklin
Sandi Wallace joins Next Chapter
Award-winning Australian crime writer Sandi Wallace is thrilled to join the @NextChapterPub stable. She writes rural and psychological thrillers, and gripping short crime stories. Sandi has penned four rural crime thrillers in the Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series to date and Next Chapter will also publish two collections of her short crime fiction soon. #NextChapterPub #ruralthrillers #shortstories #australianauthor #crimewriter #crimefiction #awardwinningauthor
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Tell Me Why is the first rural thriller starring Daylesford cop John Franklin and Melbourne writer Georgie Harvey. They are working separate investigations but collide over a woman missing from Hepburn. Harvey’s search reignites the mystery surrounding the missing woman’s husband—his suspected murder—stirring up long-buried secrets and potentially dangerous adversaries. What will the truth cost? Tell Me Why won the Davitt Award Readers' Choice and was shortlisted for the Davitt Award Best Debut. Hepburn, Cop, Tell Me, Book 1
Tell Me Why - Georgie Harvey and John Franklin Book 1
Tell Me Why is the first rural thriller starring Daylesford cop John Franklin and Melbourne writer Georgie Harvey. They are working separate investigations but collide over a woman missing from Hepburn. Harvey’s search reignites the mystery surrounding the missing woman’s husband—his suspected murder—stirring up long-buried secrets and potentially dangerous adversaries. What will the truth cost? Tell Me Why won the Davitt Award Readers' Choice and was shortlisted for the Davitt Award Best Debut.
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace's debut rural crime thriller Tell Me Why won the Davitt Award Readers' Choice and was shortlisted for the Davitt Award Best Debut. Next Chapter Publishers is proud to re-release a new version of Tell Me Why in early 2020. Tell Me Why is followed by Dead Again, Into the Fog and Black Cloud in the Harvey and Franklin series. Enjoy as standalones – or in series order. #davittawards #awardwinningauthor #NextChapterPub #newrelease #crimefiction #ruralthriller #daylesford #seriesbooks
Tell Me Why winner of the Davitt Award Readers' Choice
Sandi Wallace's debut rural crime thriller Tell Me Why won the Davitt Award Readers' Choice and was shortlisted for the Davitt Award Best Debut. Next Chapter Publishers is proud to re-release a new version of Tell Me Why in early 2020. Tell Me Why is followed by Dead Again, Into the Fog and Black Cloud in the Harvey and Franklin series. Enjoy as standalones – or in series order. #davittawards #awardwinningauthor #NextChapterPub #newrelease #crimefiction #ruralthriller #daylesford #seriesbooks
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Discover some of Next Chapter's best detective stories in April 2020, including Tell Me Why (Georgie Harvey and John Franklin Book 1). All of these books are available for Kindle (free to read for Kindle Unlimited users), in paperback, and some in audio as well. #NextChapterPub #newrelease #detectivebooks #crimefiction #ruralthriller #mystery #suspense #crime #crimefiction #georgieharveyandjohnfranklinseries #seriesbooks #standalonebooks Detective Novels, Detective Story, Why Book, Williams Street, Beginning Reading, Unsolved Mysteries
Tell Me Why – one of Next Chapter's best detective stories in April 2020
Discover some of Next Chapter's best detective stories in April 2020, including Tell Me Why (Georgie Harvey and John Franklin Book 1). All of these books are available for Kindle (free to read for Kindle Unlimited users), in paperback, and some in audio as well. #NextChapterPub #newrelease #detectivebooks #crimefiction #ruralthriller #mystery #suspense #crime #crimefiction #georgieharveyandjohnfranklinseries #seriesbooks #standalonebooks
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Black Cloud is Sandi Wallace’s latest rural thriller. Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin are pushed to breaking point by a fatal explosion on a farm in Korweinguboora involving two of Franklin’s workmates. The crime scene is compromised by fire, blasts and water, and speculations run rife. Franklin seeks answers; someone to blame. Harvey investigates her toughest story yet. Will one break?#NextChapterPub #NewRelease #Ruralthriller #seriesbook #crimefiction 404 Pages, Book Bucket, Writing Center, Student Writing
Black Cloud releases 22 July 2020
Black Cloud is Sandi Wallace’s latest rural thriller. Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey and Daylesford cop John Franklin are pushed to breaking point by a fatal explosion on a farm in Korweinguboora involving two of Franklin’s workmates. The crime scene is compromised by fire, blasts and water, and speculations run rife. Franklin seeks answers; someone to blame. Harvey investigates her toughest story yet. Will one break?#NextChapterPub #NewRelease #Ruralthriller #seriesbook #crimefiction
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
First review for my new rural thriller Black Cloud! "Aussie Noir at its best. Once again Wallace has tapped into the rural crime genre with an iconic sense of place beneath a black cloud of menace and intrigue. Her Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series just gets better and better." Chuffed and honoured by this review by outstanding Australian Noir author B. Michael Radburn. Pre-order from your favourite Amazon store. #NextChapterPub #newrelease #ruralthriller #crimefiction #BlackCloudBook Sense Of Place, Black B, Intrigue
First review for Black Cloud: "Aussie Noir at its best"!
First review for my new rural thriller Black Cloud! "Aussie Noir at its best. Once again Wallace has tapped into the rural crime genre with an iconic sense of place beneath a black cloud of menace and intrigue. Her Georgie Harvey and John Franklin series just gets better and better." Chuffed and honoured by this review by outstanding Australian Noir author B. Michael Radburn. Pre-order from your favourite Amazon store. #NextChapterPub #newrelease #ruralthriller #crimefiction #BlackCloudBook
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Place is a character in my books. And the beautiful farming district of Korweinguboora is my inspiration for Black Cloud... It's winter and raining heavily, very cold, and black cloud fills the sky. Two police officers are on their way to a welfare check in Korweinguboora. What happens next is a tragedy that shatters many lives throughout Korweingi, Daylesford, Gordon, Ballarat, the police family, and beyond.   #NextChapterPub #Newrelease #Ruralthriller #Korweinguboora #Daylesford #mymuse Police Family, Ballarat, Welfare
Beautiful Korweinguboora – Place is my muse
Place is a character in my books. And the beautiful farming district of Korweinguboora is my inspiration for Black Cloud... It's winter and raining heavily, very cold, and black cloud fills the sky. Two police officers are on their way to a welfare check in Korweinguboora. What happens next is a tragedy that shatters many lives throughout Korweingi, Daylesford, Gordon, Ballarat, the police family, and beyond. #NextChapterPub #Newrelease #Ruralthriller #Korweinguboora #Daylesford #mymuse
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer
Sandi Wallace - Crime Writer