Garry Disher
Garry Disher is an Australian author of crime fiction and children’s novels. He writes the Wyatt series and the Inspector Challis series. Disher obtained postgraduate degrees from Adelaide University and Melbourne University. He was awarded a writing fellowship from Stanford University and wrote his first collection of short stories. He then travelled the world, ending up back in Australia, teaching creative writing. In 1988, Garry became a full-time writer, which he has been ever since.

Garry Disher became a published author in 1981 with Approaches – the collection he wrote at Stanford. His first novel the standalone novel Steal Away. Below is a list of Garry Disher’s books in order of when they were first published:

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Publication Order of Wyatt Books

Publication Order of Inspector Challis Books

Publication Order of Paul Hirschhausen Books

Hell to Pay / Bitter Wash Road (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peace (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Consolation (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Day's End (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Steal Away (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Stencil Man (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bamboo Flute (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ratface (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Switch Cat (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blame The Wind (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Sunken Road (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Walk Twenty, Run Twenty (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ermyntrude Takes Charge (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Apostle Bird (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Divine Wind (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
From Your Friend, Louis Deane. (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Past The Headlands (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Moondyne Kate (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maddie Finn (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Two-way Cut (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Eva's Angel (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Play Abandoned (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Good One, Erm (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Her (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Under the Cold Bright Lights (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Sanctuary (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Approaches (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Difference To Me (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Flamingo Gate (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Restless: Stories of Flight and Fear (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Straight, Bent And Barbara Vine (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Personal Best (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Personal Best 2 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Below the Waterline (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Writing Fiction: An Introduction to the Craft (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Australia Then & Now (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Writing Professionally: The Freelancer's Guide to Marketing Prose and Scripts (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bushrangers (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of After Dark Books

The Bent-Back Bridge (By: Gary Crew,Gregory Rogers) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crow (By: Tom Jellett,Peter Lawrance) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Giant Spiders (By: Stephen Measday,Mark L. Wilson) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Carriers (By: Tom Jellet,Jonathan Harlen) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Twist in the Tale (By: Laine Hall) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Barn (By: Gary Crew,Tom Jellet) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Tunnel (By: Matthew Condon,Malcolm Liddell) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Vampires (By: Cameron Rogers) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Silver Eyes (By: Jackie French) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Misteri Sumur Tua (By: Gary Crew) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Bats (By: David Miller,Gavin Warner) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Goddess (By: Robin Klein,Anne Spudvilas) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mouth (By: Carmel Bird,Anita Mertzlin) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Stray Cat (By: Shaun Tan) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Snake Man (By: Peter Gouldthorpe,James Moloney) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Pipe (By: James Moloney) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wombat King (By: Mark L. Wilson,Philip Neilsen) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Peppercorn Tree (By: Sheryl Gardner) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lie (By: Philip Neilsen) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Cannibal Virus (By: Peter Gouldthorpe,Sue Robinson) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fort (By: Gary Crew,Gregory Rogers) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Grandstand (By: Gary Crew) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ghost of Love Street (By: Venero Armanno) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Darkroom (By: Steven Woolman,Gerard Ross) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rings (By: Jenny Pausacker,Gregory Rogers) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Old Cattery (By: Shaun Tan,Nette Hilton) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Doll (By: Shaun Tan,Janine Burke) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Half Dead (With: Shaun Tan) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Ghost of Deadman's Beach (By: Venero Armanno,Dominique Falla) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Crosstown Traffic(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
More Crimes for a Summer Christmas(1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Strange Fruit(1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Out West: Australian Dirt(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories(2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hard Labour(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Deeds Down Under(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Garry Disher Books, You’ll Love…

Garry Disher Synopses: In The Stencil Man by Garry Disher, even though he had emigrated from Germany nearly two decades ago, Martin Linke is classified as “suspicious” and interned with every other foreign-sounding named citizen. He argues that he is not at war and should not have to leave his family, but is instead put into an internment camp and isolated.

In The Bamboo Flute by Garry Disher, during the Great Depression in Australia, a child meets a swagman named Eric the Red. Eric teaches Paul how to play the bamboo flute, bringing music back into his life.

Switch Cat by Garry Disher is about two neighbour girls who aren’t happy with their own cats, but think that they match up much better with eachother’s cat. However, their parents don’t approve of the trade.

In Blame the Wind by Garry Disher, Robert must spend time with his cousin Carl. While camping at a farm, they meet a strange girl and together, they all tell ghost stories.

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