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Meet bestselling author Chris Hammer

Meet bestselling author Chris Hammer
26 September 2023

Author Chris Hammer
Author Chris Hammer
Author Chris Hammer

Mount Gambier Library will host highly acclaimed award-winning author Chris Hammer with the release of his latest novel The Seven on Thursday 5 October 2023 at 7:00pm.

Mount Gambier is one of the first venues to host Chris Hammer for his Australian tour, with The Seven’s publication date two days before the author event.

The Seven is a compelling thriller filled with intrigue, emotional depth, and an evocative sense of place – where nothing is ever quite what is seems. - Team Leader Library Programs Kristi Brooks

Yuwonderie’s seven founding families have lorded over their district for a century, growing increasingly rich and powerful. But now, in startling circumstances, one of their own is found dead in a ditch and homicide detectives Ivan Lucic and Nell Buchanan are sent to investigate.

Could the murder be connected to the execution of the victim’s friend thirty years ago – another member of The Seven – or even to the long-forgotten story of a servant girl on the brink of the Great War?

What are the secrets The Seven are so desperate to keep hidden?

With the killer still on the loose and events spiralling out of control, the closer Ivan and Nell get to discovering the truth, the more dangerous their investigation becomes. Can they crack the case before more people die?

Chris Hammer is one of Australia’s leading crime writers. His first book, Scrublands, was an instant bestseller. It won the prestigious UK Crime Writers Association John Creasy Award for debut crime novel in 2019 and was shortlisted for various awards in Australia and the United States.

Scrublands has been translated into several foreign languages and is in the midst of being developed for television. His follow up books Silver, Trust and Treasure & Dirt are also bestsellers and shortlisted for major literacy prizes. Chris has also written two non-fiction books The River and The Coast.

This is a free event with supper provided and books available for sale and signing on the night. Please book your place by contacting the Mount Gambier Library on 8721 2540 or book online at under ‘Programs and Events’.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Madeleine Brookes on 8721 2577 or

The Seven by Chris Hammer