The Crime Readers' Association

A.B. Patterson

A.B. Patterson was a Detective Sergeant in the Western Australia Police, working in paedophilia and vice, and later a Chief Investigator with the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption.

His multiple award-winning, debut novel, Harry’s World, introduced the jaded and flawed PI Harry Kenmare. Harry’s Quest was the sizzling, award-winning sequel in the PI Harry Kenmare series of novels. The third novel, Harry’s Grail, is a work in progress.

His Harry Kenmare short stories, some previously published in the USA in Switchblade magazine, were gathered together for the first time in Harry Kenmare, PI – At Your Service.

He has other short stories, all dark and mostly crime, published elsewhere.

His hard-boiled, gritty, and noir writing style has been likened to that of Raymond Chandler and Ken Bruen.

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