Author of the Award-Winning Novel
ONLY KILLERS AND THIEVES
A story of two brothers on a trail of revenge
Queensland, Australia, 1885.
One scorching day in the deserted outback, brothers Tommy and Billy McBride return home to discover a devastating tragedy.
Distraught and eager for revenge, the young men set out in search of the perpetrators, aided by their ruthless neighbour John Sullivan, and the Queensland Native Police - an armed militia infamous for hunting down Indigenous Australians.
The retribution that follows will embroil the brothers in a heartbreaking injustice, uniting them in a battle for survival, and forever tearing them apart.
IN THE PRESS
The Times, Books of the Year
The drama of an American Western
The New York Times
A gripping novel...
Everything about this novel is alive
Amazon, Books of the Year
An instant classic
An impressive debut
The Irish Times
Gripping and vivid...
A powerhouse page-turner
Paul Howarth is a British-Australian novelist and former lawyer. In 2018 his debut novel Only Killers and Thieves was published to international acclaim, winning the Barnes & Noble Discover Award for Fiction, being short- or long-listed for many other accolades, and featuring on numerous best books of the year lists.
Paul is currently working on his next novel and can usually be found in his garden office in Norwich, England, dreaming his way back to the Australian bush...