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PM Newton



Beams Falling (crime fiction, Penguin 2012)

The Old School (crime fiction, Penguin 2010)


Fresh from an Arts degree, P.M. Newton joined the New South Wales police force in 1982. She spent the next thirteen years working in and around Sydney in various departments – Drug Enforcement, Sexual Assault, Major Crime – first in uniform, then as a detective. When she had eventually had enough of meeting people for the first time on the worst day of their lives, Newton resigned from the Job to travel and live overseas. She now lives in Sydney. Her first novel, The Old School, was published in 2010 and shortlisted for the Indie Award for Debut Fiction, the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award and the Asher Literary Award.


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Winner of the 2011 Asher Award for Best Book
Winner of the 2011 Davitt Award (Readers’ Choice)
Shortlisted for the 2011 Indie Award (Debut Fiction)
Shortlisted for the 2011 Ned Kelly Award (Best First Fiction