Now Is the Time to Invent, an anthology of writing and photography drawn from the pages of cult 80s/90s music zine Puncture, will be published in the second half of 2018, as will Robert Dean Lurie’s Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years. 


Our Dark Passage imprint is reissuing the novels of this Australian queen of crime, We began with her first two books, Murder in the Telephone Exchange  and So Bad a Death, and the previously unpublished Duck Season Death. We'll continue later this year with Wright's 1952 novel, The Devil's Caress, a psychological thriller worthy of Daphne du Maurier.


  • Dig, David Nichols's brilliant history of Australian rock and pop music 1960–85. From the Missing Links to the Triffids by way of the Bee Gees, Easybeats, Skyhooks, AC/DC, and many more, cult heroes as well as international stars, these 600 pages cover the territory with Nichols's unique wit and flair.
  • Buried Country, Clinton Walker's fascinating, loving account of Aboriginal country music, has been revised and updated, and is finally getting its due as a groundbreaking work of music and social history.
  • The Big Whatever, the latest instalment of Peter Doyle's award-winning crime fiction series featuring Billy Glasheen, Sydney's most irresistible crook.
  • Lost Joy, collecting Camden Joy's rants, manifestoes, and stories from the 90s – he kickstarted a new style of writing about music in fiction and criticism
  • Arthur Nersesian's neo-noir Manhattan crime novel, Gladyss of the Hunt