Set in the bustling, multicultural inner west of Melbourne, GOOD MONEY introduces the wisecracking character of Stella Hardy, a social worker who has a thirst for justice, good laksa, and alcohol.
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2014 Victorian Premiers Literary Award Unpublished Manuscript – Shortlisted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

The Guardian
“… if you like your crime fiction to feel funny and real then Green has your measure.”

The Saturday Paper
“…J. M. Green knows just how to use black humour, irony and underplayed sarcasm to perfection.”

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.”

The Age
“…Green is a welcomed addition to the growing coterie of Australian female crime writers.”

The West Australian
“… a rattling good story.’

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.”

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.”

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.”

Lip Magazine
“…Green captures experiences wholly and honestly. Her characters are complex, engaging and, most of all, real.”

Reading, Writing and Riesling
“…What a fantastic new voice in Australian crime fiction! I loved every word written on these pages.”

Sam Still Reading
“…J.M. Green knows just where to place the colloquialisms for maximum effect.”

Fair Dinkum Crime
“…a great read and if wishing can make it so the first of many tales featuring Stella Hardy.”