Blair Denholm


BLAIR is a writer and translator who has lived and worked in New York, Moscow, Munich, Abu Dhabi and Australia. 

His debut crime novel, SOLD, is the first in an Aussie Noir trilogy, featuring the hapless and incorrigible anti-hero, Gary Braswell. 

Ashlea Bechaz


Ashlea Bechaz is a Melbourne-based freelance artist and illustrator.

She studied at the McClelland Guild of Artists from a young age and went on to complete a diploma of Illustration at Chisholm on the Peninsula.

Working mostly with inks, watercolours and gouache, Ashlea's works are lavishly detailed and luringly colourful.

She enjoys walking the line between the beautiful and strange and often combines the two to draw you in to unfamiliar worlds.

Ellen Davitt


Australia's first mystery novelist

Clan Destine Press - along with award-winning writer and self-confessed 'literary archaeologist' Dr Lucy Sussex - is proud to be republishing Australia's first murder mystery: Ellen Davitt's 1865 novel, Force and Fraud. 

Goldie Alexander


Goldie may be celebrating her first novel – a YA historical – with Clan Destine Press but she is the author of more than 70 books.

Goldie writes for young adults, children and adults; she has played in every genre – historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, romance and mysteries; and she's been published both in Australia and overseas.

Sandy Curtis


Sandy lives on Queensland’s Central Coast, not far from the beach where she loves to walk and mull over the intricate plots in her novels.

After having dealt with the chaos involved in rearing three children, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and a kookaburra (teaching it to fly was murder), creating complex characters, fast-paced action and edge-of-your-seat suspense is a breeze for Sandy.