Tim Baker is an Australian author who burst onto the scene with his debut novel, Fever City. The novel was his debut after publishing short stories and non-fiction previously in his career, and he also worked writing columns for publications such as Time Out and Facts on File.

Baker was born in Sydney, Australia but when he was in his 20s he decided to move to Italy. He would then head to Spain for a bit before heading to Paris. In Paris, he served as director of consular operations at the Australian embassy in France. He currently lives in the South of France with his wife, their child, and their pets.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Fever City(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City Without Stars(2018) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Fever City starts off in 1960 Los Angeles when one of the richest men in America has their child kidnapped. A private detective is on the hunt for the missing child, but the story is peppered with other stories that really highlight the time. From the story of a notorious hit man in the days leading up to the infamous JFK assassination, and a modern day story of a journalist investigating the conspiracy theories of the time. The book is told in a unique way and with expert pacing, it will remind you of classic noir while keeping your glued to the pages.

Baker’s follow-up book was City Without Stars. This book also took a splintered story approach as it is told from the perspective fo four different characters: a female labor activist, a female reporter, a political priest, and a bad cop trying to do what good. The focus of the book is on the female serial murders in Mexican/US maquiladora border area and how this affects each of these characters, and their role in the investigation of it.

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