Steve Gerlach


Steve Gerlach is one of Australia's few thriller writers. Born and bred in Australia, Gerlach's fast-paced, cut-to-the-bone style is a refreshing voice in the dry, barren Australian literary scene.
Steve's background includes many varied roles. He has worked as an editor for a book publisher; as the editor-in-chief of an Australian motorcycle magazine; editor and publisher of an international crime magazine, Probable Cause; a researcher and columnist for a major Australian daily newspaper; a Technical Publications Officer in the security industry; marketing executive for an international telecommunications software company; a writer for Australian Defence training and software producers; and currently works in the field of major infrastructure procurement and delivery.
He was also the Historical Advisor on the Australian film, Let's Get Skase.
Steve Gerlach lives in Melbourne, where he is currently working on a new novel or two, and a podcast or three.

Where to find Steve Gerlach online

Where to buy in print


The Nocturne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,750. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by LegumeMan Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
They were all fleeing from hell. And they arrived someplace worse…
Autopsy 2: Darkness Burning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013 by LegumeMan Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
Blood runs through the streets of Matheson. Along the gutters and seeping into the dark, musty tunnels below. With more murders on their hands, the local police have no answers, fighting both the viscous predator and the vitriolic press. Autopsy's reign continues, with no sign of defeat. Her confidence and strength growing with every single kill.
Lake Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 162,540. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012 by LegumeMan Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Horror » Crime
At Lake Mountain, Death is only the beginning... Because after death, only love remains...
Within His Reach
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012 by LegumeMan Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Arnold Enright has been a prisoner for the past six years. A man whose whole existence is measured in the relentless wheeze of the iron lung imprisoning him. In this hopeless life of scientific dead-ends, Arnold Enright is left to ponder and to regret. Forever praying for an escape route and a way to end it all. Until one day he discovers his prayers have been answered in a way he never imagined.
Autopsy 1: Flesh of the Dead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,940. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011 by LegumeMan Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A killer stalks the streets of Matheson. Hell-bent on exacting bloody revenge, the only clue to the killer's identity is a symbol carved deep into the chests of the mutilated bodies left in his wake. With the city in lockdown and the media outrage growing, the police struggle to find answers. Meanwhile, the body-count rises... The first installment in a series of three novellas.
Love Lies Dying
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180,480. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011 by LegumeMan Books. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
She was on his sofa reading a book, and she was naked. Her name was Zoe, and she had survived a horrific ordeal. Driving for three days straight, she arrived cold and hungry on Helen’s doorstep. But Helen was at work. Leaving Helen’s husband, John, and Zoe together…all alone. John’s only mistake was to agree she could stay with them. For someone had a deadly game to finish…

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