British-Australian thriller author, L.A. Larkin, has been likened to Michael Crichton and Matthew Reilly and, more recently, to Ian Flaming. James Phelan describes the author as a 'world-class thriller writer.' Larkin's most recent novel, Devour, has been highly praised by literary critics and readers alike and is the first book in the Olivia Wolfe thriller series.
Larkin's other novels include The Genesis Flaw, which was nominated for four crime fiction awards, and Thirst, which has been described as, ‘The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station.’ An adventurer at heart, Larkin has spent time in Antarctica, and with scientists at the British Antarctic Survey and the Australian Antarctic Division. In between creating the Olivia Wolfe thriller series, the author writes humorous mysteries as Louisa Bennet. Larkin moves between Sydney and London, teaches mystery and thriller writing, and is an entertaining panelist at writers' festivals.
The author is a member of the UK's Crime Writers' Association, the Australian Society of Authors, and the International Thriller Writers.
Praise for L.A. Larkin's novels:
Peter James on Devour, ‘Olivia Wolfe delivers action and intrigue in spades.’
Sydney Morning Herald on Devour, ‘In the vein of a feminised Fleming or the Fox network's adrenalin-fuelled series 24’
Kathryn Fox on Devour, 'Ice-pick-sharp, packed with intrigue, action and spine-chilling suspense. Devour will keep you gripped from the very first page to the last.'
Herald Sun on Thirst, 'The stakes are high and the thrills are as plentiful as the ice in this well-crafted thriller.'
Better Reading, ‘Devour is an intelligent and terrifying thriller. Truly a page turner.’
Ann Creber from 3MDR radio: ‘I’d even stick my neck out and say that Devour will be the book of the year.’
The Age on The Genesis Flaw, 'A savvy, entertaining environmental thriller.'
ABC Radio North Queensland, 'Smart, well-researched science creates a solid bedrock for this pacy thriller which deserves comparisons to Michael Crichton and John Grisham.'
James Phelan on Thirst, 'The best Antarctic thriller since Ice Station.'