Who is Ian Austin?
Ex police officer, detective, covert specialist and private investigator, Ian Austin, knows more about crime than most. His own police career almost came to a confronting end in Southampton on Christmas Eve, 1991, when a deadly beating left him with a life-limiting brain injury. Recovering through diagnosis of his terminal injury, depression and eventual breakdown, Ian began writing crime fiction in 2010.
Thrilling crime fiction
The Dan Calder bundle
Limited time offer for $58
Celebrating the release of Ian's newest title Bonded, here is a limited offer for NZ and UK readers to buy all 3 preceding Dan Calder books.
"If you’ve ever thought about making a sea change, you’ll be fascinated by the story and ways of working of Ian Austin – ex-cop turned full-time novelist. His first self-published book ‘The Ideas Man’ has now been followed up by 'The Agency.'
If you love writers like John Grisham, watch this man!"
Robyn Pearce, WebTalkRadio
"Excellent New Zealand crime fiction. His ability to communicate with his audience and allow them to see, hear, feel touch and taste what is happening on the page is as uncommon as it is satisfying."
Graham Beattie. Beattie's Book Blog
"I could add it to the 'trophy shelf' along with the few other titles I think are utterly remarkable."
Karl Ogle. kiwireviews.co.nz
Watch and listen to Ian's Fireside Chat
Ian and his friend Robyn sat down fireside and had a chat. Streamed live on Facebook in December 2021, Ian answered questions and provided a thorough insight into himself and his relationship with Dan Calder, his fictional protagonist.
This intimate discussion touched on all things about Ian's latest Dan Calder release, 'Bonded', plus Ian's past career in the Police and his life as a writer since.