Harry Kenmare

Created by A. B. Patterson

"This is going to go down better than a stripper and a sack of cash at a Cabinet meeting."

-- Harry, in Harry's World

The one word that keeps coming up in the blurbs about Sydney, Australia private eye HARRY KENMARE is "prehistoric."

And to be honest, he does seem rather dinosaur-like, a drinking, smoking behemoth of busted dreams rumbling through a hostile and unjust world he's no longer sure he belongs in.

But for those looking for something ballsy and literate, in the Chandler/Bruen vein (but with a side order of cheekiness), this one might do the trick.

The author, A. B. Patterson, was born in Sydney, and grew up in England and France, before returning to Australia, where he went into law enforcement. He was a Detective Sergeant in the WA Police, working in paedophilia and vice, and later later served as Chief Investigator with the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption. He now lives in Sydney and loves to holiday in France.


  • "She had legs all the way up to heaven, but Harry's gut instinct told him she'd take him all the way to hell."

-- Harry's World



  • "Little Rich Street Girl" (October 2017, Switchblade)
  • "White Powder, Black Leather, Grey Badges" (2018, Switchblade)


The author's official web site.

Eyes at Work in Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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