Les Norton is the central character in a series of crime thrillers by Australia author Robert G. Barrett. Les is a likeable redheaded Australian working-class bloke who lived in Durranbandi until he got in a pub fight and had to leave for Bondi before the police could question him in a murder investigation. He also enjoys a Jack & Coke, which he calls a “delicious.”

Les Norton made his debut in 1985’s You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids. The series lasted 20 novels until Barrett’s death in 2012. Below is a list of Robert G. Barrett’s Les Norton books in order of when they were first released (which is also their chronological order):

Publication Order of Les Norton Books


You Wouldn't Be Dead for Quids(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Real Thing(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Boys from Binjiwunyawunya(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Godson(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Between the Devlin and the Deep Blue Seas(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Shoes, White Lines and the Blackie(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And De Fun Don't Done(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mele Kalikimaka Mr. Walker(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day of the Gecko(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rider on the Storm and Other Bits(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guns 'N' Rose(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mud Crab Boogie(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Goodoo Goodoo(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wind and the Monkey(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Leaving Bondi(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery Bay Blues(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rosa-Marie's Baby(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime Scene Cessnock(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Les Norton and the Case of the Talking Pie Crust(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Noon in Nimbin(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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