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Adrian Deans

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Adrian Deans is a lawyer, journalist and novelist. He has been writing seriously for 25 years and in that time has seen his darkly comic speculative fiction stories gradually morph into darkly comic crime - and those were the stories finally accepted for publication. His novels, Mr Cleansheets (Vulgar Press, 2010) and Straight Jacket (High Horse, 2013) received some critical acclaim and Straight Jacket was optioned by Ealing Studios in the UK. The Fighting Man was his debut historical novel (High Horse, 2017), but in 2020 he returns to offbeat crime. Welcome to Ord City is very likely to see Adrian move to the next level.

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Adrian Deans I think I'd most like to go to the Battle of Hastings (Senlac Hill) to try and understand exactly what went wrong for Harold. I still don't get why he…moreI think I'd most like to go to the Battle of Hastings (Senlac Hill) to try and understand exactly what went wrong for Harold. I still don't get why he lost.

I'd also love to experience the early part of the hundred years war (with Thomas of Hookton); the Cromwell years as described by Hilary Mantel; and the Wellington years with Sharpe.

It would also be very cool to share Eric Judd's journey.(less)
Adrian Deans Hi Anne, thanks for asking. That's a really difficult question as my three published novels are all so different.

I really do love them all for differe…more
Hi Anne, thanks for asking. That's a really difficult question as my three published novels are all so different.

I really do love them all for different reasons but it's probably a close tie between Straight Jacket and The Fighting Man. They're both complicated plots with complex characters doing interesting things. I think for depth and texture I'd have to go for SJ but for weaving the intricacies of story into research, TFM stands very proud.

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Straight Jacket

4.07 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Mr Cleansheets

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Welcome to Ord City

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Dancing With the Dragon

I am constantly shaking my head when I read the papers these days, especially when it comes to the way China is reported.

Australian politicians, military and intelligence chiefs, the tabloid media and other commentators all seem to be falling over each other to warn about potential war with China – our biggest trading partner.

Why are they doing this?

What madness compels them to antagonise the Drag

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