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Green is an assured and bold new author doing already what great crime novelists do — delivering a bloody good story. HONEY BROWN, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF AFTER THE DARKNESS AND THROUGH THE CRACKS

Stella Hardy, a wisecracking social worker with a thirst for social justice, good laksa, and alcohol.

Stella’s phone rings. A young African boy, the son of one of her clients, has been murdered in a dingy back alley. Stella, in her forties and running low on empathy, heads into the night to comfort the grieving mother. But when she gets there, she makes a discovery that has the potential to uncover something terrible from her past — something she thought she’d gotten away with.

Good Money is published by Scribe and is available from Booktopia and all good bookshops.

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AWARDS
2014 Victorian Premiers Literary Award Unpublished Manuscript – Shortlisted
2016 Davitt Award for Best Debut Crime Book – Shortlisted
2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction – Shortlisted

REVIEWS
The Guardian
“… if you like your crime fiction to feel funny and real then Green has your measure.”
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The Saturday Paper
“…J. M. Green knows just how to use black humour, irony and underplayed sarcasm to perfection.”
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Readings Bookshop
“…This is a powerhouse debut, full of excitement, jokes, brutality and scenic flights over Australia’s dangerous red centre, and the very bad use of very good money.”
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The Age
“…Green is a welcomed addition to the growing coterie of Australian female crime writers.”
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The West Australian
“… a rattling good story.’
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Good Reading Magazine
“…the story races along with action scenes that have just the right amount of gritty reality to ensure that readers are along for the ride.”
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Newtown Review of Books
“…A social worker by vocation, Hardy is the sort of laksa-loving, inner-city woman who fits into the role of accidental detective with considerable aplomb.”
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Booklovers blog
“…I was impressed by the cracking pace of Good Money and the tangled and sophisticated nature of the crime and corruption that unfolded.”
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Lip Magazine
“…Green captures experiences wholly and honestly. Her characters are complex, engaging and, most of all, real.”
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Reading, Writing and Riesling
“…What a fantastic new voice in Australian crime fiction! I loved every word written on these pages.”
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Sam Still Reading
“…J.M. Green knows just where to place the colloquialisms for maximum effect.”
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Fair Dinkum Crime
“…a great read and if wishing can make it so the first of many tales featuring Stella Hardy.”
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