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Dave Warner Books In Order

Publication Order of DI Dan Clement and Snowy Lane Books

City of Light (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Before It Breaks (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clear to the Horizon (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Charlotte and the Starlet Books

Charlotte and the Starlet (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Friend in Need (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hooray for Hollywood (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Big Bad Blood (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River of Salt (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Dave Warner is a renowned Australian musician, songwriter, screenwriter, and author of mystery & thriller novels and children’s books. He is particularly famous for writing the Dan Clement & Snomy Lane series, the Charlotte and the Starlet series, and the Andrew Zirk series. Additionally, he has penned a few standalone novels and a collection of short stories in collaboration with authors such as Peter Docker, Deborah Robertson, Alan Carter, Jon Doust, and Amanda Curtin. Warner gained his original recognition as a songwriter and musician, but now he has changed his music career into a secondary one. Now, he focuses primarily on writing for TV, stage, radio, newspapers, and feature films. The feature films that Warner has worked on include Cut and Garage Days. Also, he has done the TV scriptwriting and editing for McLeod’s Daughters.

The highlight of his writing career is winning the WA Premier Award for fiction in 1996 for his book called City of Light. Author Warner was born as Dave Robert Warner in 1953 in Bicton, Western Australia. He studied at Aquinas College and Western Australia University and obtained a BA degree in psychology. In 1973, Warner formed the first punk band of Austalia called Pus. He used to play several popular tracks’ early versions and later recorded his own songs. In 1975, Warner moved to London and penned a number of new songs that expressed Australia’s clearly defined vision. He received wide popularity for coming up with a new music style. A couple of years later, Warner formed a group called The Suburbs that developed a huge fan following and gave him the opportunity to sign up with Mushroom Records, a popular record label in Australia, in 1978.

Warner’s first album, called Mugs Game, came out in the same year and achieved groundbreaking success. It was followed by his second album called Free Kicks in 1979. Many more albums followed in later years. From 1982, Warner stopped his full-time music tours in order to focus on the creative aspects of writing novels, screenplays, and plays. He started by writing comedy for radio with the stalwart of Suburbs, Johnny Leopard. Warner continued to hone his creativity in writing for the next few years. He wrote plays during the early nineties. The first crime novel written by Warner came out in 1995. He followed it up with more hard-edged crime books in the next few years. In 1998, Warner started a new series of humorous stories based on the style of Agatha Christie and featuring a rockstar turned detective named Andrew Zirk. In the same year, he also published co-authored Racing’s Hall of Shame with Nicolas Brasch, Twenty Five Years of Mushroom Records, and Cricket’s Hall of Shame with Panozzo.

Warner took part in several TV and film projects in 2000. Today, Warner continues to cherish his multiple careers and always looks to come up with something new and interesting in all the creative fields that he is well aware of. Warner is currently residing in Sydney with his lovely wife named Nicole, a son named Gus, and a couple of daughters named Venice and Violet. He likes to give the credit for his success to his dedicated fans all over the world. Warner believes that without their love and support he would have not achieved anything in life. He is also grateful to the critics for reviewing all his work genuinely and giving excellent comments about each one of them on various platforms. The friends and family have also been very much supportive of Warner’s works. He has always looked to them as his first critics and always took their word sincerely. Warner is hopeful of entertaining his fans with more exciting stuff in the coming years and continuing to do so for as long as he lives.

A successful book series written by author Dave Warner is known as the Dan Clement and Snowy Lane series. It is comprised of a total of 3 books released between 1995 and 2018. This award-winning series features stories set in the late nineties in Western Australia and consists of the main characters in the role of Daniel Clement, Snowy Lane, and a few others. Daniel Clement is depicted as a detective inspector while Snowy Lane is first shown as a constable and then as a detective inspector. The debut book of this mystery series is entitled ‘City Light’. It was released in 1995 by the Fremantle Press. The book opens in the year 1995 in Perth and depicts that Constable Snowy Lane receives a phone call and is informed about a shocking discovery.

Before receiving the call, Snowy Lane was engaged in eating her ham sandwich and watching a game of the East Fremantle league. What follows next is a series of surprising events that go on to shake the city to its very foundations. Overnight millionaires and pub bands have started to make news in recent times in Perth. And the discovery of dead bodies just adds to the mystery of this Western Australian city. In her pursuit of the serial killer, Snowy Lane undergoes a change in her life and career. As she rises the rank, more cases of mysterious murders arrive at her desk. She also finds her perfect team member in the form of Daniel Clement.

The second volume of this successful series is called ‘Before It Breaks’. It was also published by Fremantle Press in 2015. This Ned Kelly Award-winning book also depicts a police procedural described by author Warner. Initially, DI Daniel Clement is depicted as leaving Perth’s homicide squad and returning to his hometown of Broome. It is the same town where he was brought up. Daniel and his wife are not together and he wishes to be with his daughter. The police work that he gets involved in is usually that of incidents of drunken violence and petty thefts. Then comes the most shocking case of his career when he learns about the discovery of a murder victim’s body with an ax stuck to his head. As soon as Clement is asked to take charge of the case, he puts all his homicide skills to use in an attempt to find the killer. Initially, he sees it as a simple case, hoping to solve it soon. But, the deeper he digs into the background of the victim, the more shocking revelations are found. Later, one victim turns up dead with the same modus operandi. This makes it clear that there is a serial killer at loose, who needs to be found and caught before more innocent people get killed.

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