Candice Fox - Author

About the Author

Candice Fox is the middle child of a large, eccentric family from Sydney's western suburbs. The daughter of a parole officer and an enthusiastic foster-carer, Candice spent her childhood listening around corners to tales of violence, madness and evil as her father relayed his work stories to her mother and older brothers. Candice won back-to-back Ned Kelly awards for her first two novels Hades and Eden. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed Fall and co-writer with James Patterson of the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller Never Never set in the Australian outback.

Featured books by Candice Fox

Hades

Hades

Author: Candice Fox Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2017

Homicide detective Frank Bennett feels like the luckiest man on the force when he meets his new partner, the dark and beautiful Eden Archer. But there's something strange about Eden and her brother, Eric. Something he can't quite put his finger on. At first, as they race to catch a very different kind of serial killer, his partner's sharp instincts come in handy. But soon Frank's wondering if she's as dangerous as the man they hunt.

eBooks of the Month
Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake

Author: Candice Fox Format: Ebook Release Date: 17/05/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Crimson Lake by Candice Fox, read by Lani Tupu. From the New York Times bestselling co-author of Never Never comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . .12.46: 13-year-old Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop 12.47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her 12.52: The girl is missing . . .Six minutes - that's all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of Claire's abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.Amanda Pharrell knows what it's like to be public enemy no.1. Maybe it's her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own - so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey.But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide . . .'A fast-paced, expertly crafted read with a cast of colourful characters.' Guardian 'One of the best crime thrillers of the year.' Lee Child 'A bright new star of crime fiction.' James Patterson

eBooks of the Month

Other books by Candice Fox

Gathering Dark

Gathering Dark

Author: Candice Fox Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The gripping new thriller from the No. 1 bestselling author. Blair Harbour's life as Hollywood's top paediatric surgeon was perfect, until the night she was jailed for a murder she says she didn't commit. With ten years of freedom lost, her medical licence cancelled and her son being raised by foster parents, she's ready to start again from scratch. But when a former cellmate begs for help finding her missing daughter, Blair must risk it all to save a young life. Her only allies are a thief, a ganglord and the cop who put her away. To do the right thing, Blair must mix with all the wrong people. Will it put her new-found freedom on the line? Praise for Candice Fox: 'A writer to watch' Harlan Coben 'A bright new star' James Patterson 'One of the best crime thrillers of the year' Lee Child

Gone by Midnight

Gone by Midnight

Author: Candice Fox Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/09/2019

___________________ 'Perfectly paced, super addictive action/thriller/mystery filled with highly original, ridiculously likeable characters. ... Pretty much perfect in every way imaginable' - BOOKTOPIA 'Sign me up as a big-time Fox fan!' - LEE CHILD, author of the Jack Reacher series ___________________ They left four children safe upstairs. They came back to three. _________________ On the fifth floor of the White Caps Hotel, four young boys are left alone while their parents dine downstairs. But when one of the parents checks on the children at midnight, they discover one of them is missing. The boys swear they stayed in their room. CCTV confirms that none of them left the building. No trace of the child is found. Now the hunt is on to find him, before it's too late - and before the search for a boy becomes a search for a body... ___________________ 'Fresh, lively writing that's not afraid to deliver shocks' - SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB 'It's hard to put it down, and I was genuinely flummoxed... until the very end. Highly recommended.' - THE BOOKBAG

Eden

Eden

Author: Candice Fox Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2018

The second instalment in the Archer & Bennett series, from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author, Candice Fox. Most police duos run on trust, loyalty, and the desire to see killers in court. But Detective Frank Bennett's partner, the enigmatic Eden Archer, has nothing to offer him but danger. Eden doesn't mind catching killers - but it's not in the courthouse where her justice is served. And now she is about to head undercover and it's up to Frank to watch over her. But as the darkness around Eden gathers, Frank begins to ask himself: is Eden saving lives, or taking them? Frank is about to find out...

Redemption

Redemption

Author: Candice Fox Format: Ebook Release Date: 09/08/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Redemption Point by Candice Fox, read by Lani Tupu.From the Sunday Times #1 bestselling author - if you liked THE DRY, you'll love this!'Gritty and compulsive ... classic, compelling page-turners with a distinctly Australian twist.' - Jane Harper, author of THE DRY______________________When former detective Ted Conkaffey is wrongly accused of abducting a teenage girl, he hopes the Queensland town of Crimson Lake will be the perfect place to disappear.But nowhere is safe from the girl's devastated father. Dale Bingley plans to take brutal revenge - and if Ted can't find the real abductor, he'll be the first casualty.Meanwhile, on the beer-soaked floor of a nearby roadside shack, two young bartenders lie dead. As the homicide investigation unravels, Ted and his unlikely ally private detective Amanda Pharrell are brought in to assist on the case.While Ted fights to clear his own name, their hunt for the killer draws them into a violent dance with evil.They have one shot at redemption. It just might cost them their lives...______________________Steeped in tension, REDEMPTION is an absorbing crime thriller from an award-winning writer which will hold you in its grip to the final page.'If you like great thrillers, you'll love Candice Fox!' - Lee Child

Redemption Point

Redemption Point

Author: Candice Fox Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/01/2018

#1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox delivers a compulsive new crime thriller, which sees Ted Conkaffey once again teaming up with an unlikely partner - this time the father of the girl he was accused of abducting . . .SHORTLISTED FOR THE NED KELLY AWARD 2018When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire's devastated father.Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out - and if Ted doesn't help find the real abductor, he'll be its first casualty. Meanwhile, in a dark roadside hovel called the Barking Frog Inn, the bodies of two young bartenders lie on the beer-sodden floor. It's Detective Inspector Pip Sweeney's first homicide investigation - complicated by the arrival of private detective Amanda Pharrell to 'assist' on the case. Amanda's conviction for murder a decade ago has left her with some odd behavioural traits, top-to-toe tatts - and a keen eye for killers.For Ted and Amanda, the hunt for the truth will draw them into a violent dance with evil. Redemption is certainly on the cards - but it may well cost them their lives . . .'[a] brilliant and original thriller' Sunday Times'If you love great thrillers, you'll love Candice Fox' Lee Child'Gritty and compulsive . . . classic, compelling page-turners with a distinctly Australian twist' Jane Harper'A bright new star of crime fiction' James Patterson

Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake

Author: Candice Fox Format: Ebook Release Date: 30/01/2017

'One of the best crime thrillers of the year' LEE CHILD'A masterful novel' HARLAN COBEN12.46: Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop12.47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her12.52: The girl is missing . . .Six minutes - that's all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey's life. Accused but not convicted of Claire's abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.Amanda Pharrell knows what it's like to be public enemy number one. Maybe it's her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own - so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey.But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair's every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide . . .'A bright new star of crime fiction - Candice Fox's writing is inventive, thrilling and totally addictive' JAMES PATTERSON

Fall

Fall

Author: Candice Fox Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/12/2015

A chilling, exhilarating new thriller from the award-winning Candice Fox, described by the Sydney Morning Herald as 'an important new voice in crime fiction'. "e;I'm sure every day Eden looked in the mirror and wondered if she should kill me..."e;If Detective Frank Bennett tries hard enough, he can sometimes forget that Eden Archer, his partner in the Homicide Department, is also a moonlighting serial killer . . .Thankfully their latest case is proving a good distraction. Someone is angry at Sydney's beautiful people - and the results are anything but pretty. On the rain-soaked running tracks of Sydney's parks, a predator is lurking, and it's not long before night-time jogs become a race to stay alive.While Frank and Eden chase shadows, a different kind of danger grows closer to home. Frank's new girlfriend Imogen Stone is fascinated by cold cases, and her latest project - the disappearance of the two Tanner children more than twenty years ago - is leading her straight to Eden's door. And, as Frank knows all too well, asking too many questions about Eden Archer can get you buried as deep as her past .Fall is the third novel in Candice Fox's acclaimed series, following Hades, winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut 2014, and Eden, winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel 2015, presented by the Australian Crime Writers Association. 'Hades announced the arrival of an important new voice . . . Eden [was] equally breath-taking' Sydney Morning Herald

Hades

Hades

Author: Candice Fox Format: Ebook Release Date: 01/01/2014

WINNER of the 2014 Ned Kelly Award for Best Debut Crime Novel. A dark, compelling and original thriller that will have you spellbound from its atmospheric opening pages to its shocking climax. Hades Archer surrounds himself with the things others leave behind. Their trash becomes the twisted sculptures that line his junkyard. The bodies they want disposed of become his problem - for a fee.Then one night a man arrives on his doorstep, clutching a small bundle that he wants 'lost'. And Hades makes a decision that will change everything...Twenty years later, homicide detective Frank Bennett feels like the luckiest man on the force when he meets his new partner, the dark and beautiful Eden Archer. But there's something strange about Eden and her brother, Eric. Something he can't quite put his finger on.At first, as they race to catch a very different kind of serial killer, his partner's sharp instincts come in handy. But soon Frank's wondering if she's as dangerous as the man they hunt.'One of the stand out crime thrillers of the last few years' The Chronicle'The arrival of an important new voice in crime fiction . . . breath-taking' Sydney Morning HeraldLook out too for the sequel, Eden, which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel of 2015, only the second time an author has won these awards back to back.