Pat Noad


Pat Noad is an Australian author who divides her time between big city life in Brisbane and getting sand between her toes on the nearby Sunshine Coast, where a lot of her writing happens.

Pat’s work as a consultant has taken her to all sorts of nooks and crannies of her vast and varied home state of Queensland. She finds herself intrigued by the old stories passing down the generations in this young country, a country which has matured into a sophisticated society so quickly since the First Fleet unloaded its convict passengers just over two hundred years ago – a country which generally looks to the future rather than back over its shoulder.

Her stories often find the blazing Australian sun casting dark shadows from the past across the present, and long-dead skeletons rattling in family cupboards.

Pat’s writing sits at the lighter end of the crime fiction spectrum.

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Destination Tribulation
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 89,900. Language: Australian English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Savvy, spirited Annie Bryce is terrified, on the run from a killer who has vowed revenge: she knows it will be brutal - and final. When she and partner Steve head to the tropics to lie low he’s close behind, leaving a trail of destruction. She clings to her work delving into the dark days of WW Two in the tropics, but the sadistic Barclay is closing in and the confrontation she dreads is looming …
Murky Waters
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,310. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
These eighteen stories are about crime. That means they’re essentially about love, hate, greed, revenge and power. So they are, of course, also about relationships. Most of them explore how ordinary people can be driven to extraordinary behaviour. The characters in these stories are just that: they’re not gangsters, or terrorists, or professional crooks; they are simply ordinary people.
Intrigue in Paradise
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 92,230. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
On Australia's glittering Gold Coast Annie Bryce's life is in turmoil. Desolate, she throws herself into investigating the death of ageing industrialist Jack Riversdale's son. Was it murder or suicide? Annie is sucked into riptides of break-ins, pursuits, threats, even abduction. Who is behind all this. Why? Who can she trust? Traumatised and injured,she finally learns the truth.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,730. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Journalist Annie Bryce is on the run from a killer. He wants her dead before she can testify in a murder trial. She and photographer Steve are hustled out of town for their own protection. But even on the arid gemfields Annie finds trouble. Probing the secrets of a long-dead dealer in sapphires, she finds the past - and the killer - closing in on her...
The Spirit of Murder
Price: Free! Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This short story travels into the supernatural, where a disembodied spirit looks down on to a crime scene and recognizes the dead body as her own. Overcome by disbelief that anyone would want to kill her, she speculates about all the people in her life who simply adore her. Or do they?
Loose Ends
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,310. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Loose Ends (Book 1) She's smart, she's nosy, she's versatile ... but young Australian journalist Annie Bryce can also run scared. It's the whale research in the Pacific that triggers a mystery: the tight-lipped young English scientist, the Australian soldier dead in World War Two - how can they be connected? Annie's investigations plunge her into a world of secrets, vengeance - and strife.

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