Pam Newton


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 eventually had enough of meeting people for the first time on the worst day of their lives, Newton resigned to travel and live overseas. She now lives in Sydney. Her first crime novel, The Old School, was published in 2010 by Penguin and was shortlisted for the 2011 Indie Award for Debut Fiction, the 2011 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, the 2011 Sisters in Crime Davitt Award and the 2011 Asher Literary Award.

Beams Falling, her second crime novel, was published by Penguin in 2014.

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