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“What is profound about Melissa’s books is that because of her personal connection with the storylines, the things that have happened in her life, she can actually tackle complexities of missing people. She can show us what it’s like to feel hopeful, and also despair and what it’s like to feel hopelessness.” – Debbie Platz, AFP Assistant Commissioner

“Every now and then a writer comes along whose words raise the hair on the back of your neck, not because they’re scary but because the words so perfectly describe the scene, you’re inescapably right in there seeing what the characters are seeing and feeling exactly what they’re feeling.” – Annabelle Brayley, Australian author of Bush Doctors & Vietnam Nurses

  • Write About Me

    $30.00

    Write About Me

    $30.00

    The year is 1988 and 16-year old Annabelle Brown from northern Queensland runs away from her family and friends for the bright lights of somewhere new. She ends up in Kings Cross in Sydney where her life takes some dark twists and turns. Endorsed by the Australian Federal Police, Write About Me is real and raw and will break your heart into a million pieces. Inspired by the author’s true family cold case mystery, ‘Write About Me’ is a heart-wrenching story about a teenage runaway who doesn’t come home. Not crime, not fiction, but that dangerous place in between.

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  • Find Me

    $30.00

    Find Me

    $30.00

    Detective Rhiannon McVee Crime Mystery #1

    It is 1988 in Australia and people are missing. And when one goes missing, many more are lost.

    In outback Queensland, quiet and reserved teenager Leesa Richards disappears silently from her bedroom into the fog early one morning. Then cowboy Toby White leaves his pregnant wife Alice in a cloud of dust and mystery, never to be seen again.

    A world away, in the hustling inner city suburbs of Sydney, rebellious teenager Keely Johnson forms an elaborate plan to escape her boring suburban life and trade it for the excitement and glamour of the streets of Kings Cross.

    The only child of southwest Queensland sheep pastoralists, Rhiannon McVee has her eyes firmly set on swapping her cowboy boots for police-issue brogues. But with her parents and the love of her life Mac pressuring her to stay close to home, will her quest to find the missing be over before it begins?

    From the harsh isolated Australian outback to the dangerous underbelly of Kings Cross, Rhiannon learns the hard way that when so many slip through the cracks, finding them is never as easy as it seems. And that when you leave the people you love, you might lose them forever.

    FIND ME, the Detective Rhiannon McVee Novel #1, is a mix of crime and a delicate touch of outback romance inspired by the authors own personal missing persons tragedy.

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  • When You Find Me

    $30.00

    When You Find Me

    $30.00

    Detective Rhiannon McVee Crime Mystery #2

    As Australia leaves behind the 1980s and enters a new decade, more and more people are going missing, every hour of every day. Sydney teenage runaway Keely is still missing. Queensland cowboy Toby is still missing.

    Brian, the quiet baker married to his childhood sweetheart with five children, goes missing after a rampage in his suburban inner Sydney home. Beautiful Ayala Philips, the mother of four who has it all, has evil thoughts about her husband Clive then disappears in the vast Australian outback without a trace.
    Drawn to the missing, new recruit on the beat at Kings Cross Rhiannon McVee is determined to be the one to find them. But she is the odd one out in her quest to stand up for the missing while she navigates her way around a corrupt inner Sydney culture to get into the Detective’s unit.

    As tragedy after tragedy unfolds on the job, Rhiannon must face her own personal tragedy, before she loses the love of her life, Mac, and becomes lost to herself. And if Rhiannon disappears, who will find the missing?

    This gripping crime mystery (Det Rhiannon McVee Novel #2) will have you on the edge of the seat. It will make you laugh, cry and be in awe of the power of fiction to change your life forever.

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  • You’ll Never Find Me

    $30.00

    You’ll Never Find Me

    $30.00

    Detective Rhiannon McVee Crime Mystery #3

    A teenage runaway
    Sydney teen Keely Johnson went missing in 1988. Five years on, with her family ripped apart by the grief of her disappearance, her younger sister Ashley remains determined to never give up hope of finding her.

    An unsolved disappearance
    From the outside looking in, Clive and Ayala Philips were living a privileged and happy life, flitting between their outback NSW property and their city and overseas luxury apartments. But when Ayala disappears without a trace, it appears their lives were not so perfect after all.
    A murder confession without a body
    Bourke teenager Sarah-Jayne Hart goes for a late afternoon walk but doesn’t come home. It doesn’t take long for police to find their suspect and he is quick to confess to her murder. But what has he done with her body, and did he really kill her or is she still out there somewhere?

    A body buried in the bush
    Who is the mystery woman buried west of nowhere, with the random clue s.k.y. which nobody can connect?

    A young female detective
    Plain Clothes Detective Rhiannon McVee has left the bright lights of Sydney to be closer to the cowboy of her dreams Mac and the vast outback that is her home. But her missing persons cases keep dragging her back to the city streets and away from her true love. While she continues searching desperately for all those who are lost, will Mac wait for her?

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  • FOUND – NEW RELEASE

    $30.00

    FOUND – NEW RELEASE

    $30.00

    The case is cold. All hope is lost. Suddenly, the future collides with the past.

    In the dead of night, teenage runaway Annabelle Brown vanishes in the rugged Blue Mountains west of Sydney in a shroud of mystery and intrigue. Twenty-seven years later, with no body, no clues and no leads, the case remains unsolved.

    Then reformed Kings Cross drug dealer Antonio ‘Ant’ Fitzpatrick runs into his old flame Christine Long, a prostitute turned jewellery designer for the elite, and the criminal underground drags them back to their dark pasts. Bright, young detective Louise Whadary, determined to solve this cold case, discovers some hidden clues and their lives start to unravel as the secrets they buried come back to haunt them.

    As investigators close in on a murder suspect, Annabelle’s family realise it’s never too late to discover the truth. But will that truth ever be found?

    The sequel to the #1 bestselling novel Write About Me, by the Australian author of the Detective Rhiannon McVee crime series.

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  • ​ 5 Book Crime Pack

    $120.00

    ​ 5 Book Crime Pack

    $120.00

    Start from the beginning and read the whole set of this crime mystery series inspired by the disappearance of Melissa’s first cousin Ursula Barwick in 1987. Valued at $150, you can have all five books in the the Detective Rhiannon McVee crime mystery series for just $120 plus postage. Available in Australia only.

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  • For Life, how we got the water back Book & Audio

    $45.00

    For Life, how we got the water back Book & Audio

    $45.00

    Includes print and audio book, voiced by Sandra Moon and featuring songs by The Lazy Farmers Sons.
    International bestselling Australian author Melissa Pouliot not only writes crime fiction, she also writes true life stories. For Life…how we got the water back is a coffee table style book which tells the stories of the people behind the largest Australian water infrastructure project of its time. It is a piece of Australian history told through the eyes of the people who were there. Books tell the story and they bear witness for time, testimony for generations, lessons from the past. When these pipes wear out – when will that be anyone – they’ve got the template here on how to move the mountain and do something about it. This book’s a bit like a river, a metaphor for a winding journey, it’s all about confluence and influence and persistence and it leads to something mighty.

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  • For Life, how we got the water back (Book Only)

    $30.00

    For Life, how we got the water back (Book Only)

    $30.00

    International bestselling Australian author Melissa Pouliot not only writes crime fiction, she also writes true life stories. For Life…how we got the water back is a coffee table style book which tells the stories of the people behind the largest Australian water infrastructure project of its time. It is a piece of Australian history told through the eyes of the people who were there. Books tell the story and they bear witness for time, testimony for generations, lessons from the past. When these pipes wear out – when will that be anyone – they’ve got the template here on how to move the mountain and do something about it. This book’s a bit like a river, a metaphor for a winding journey, it’s all about confluence and influence and persistence and it leads to something mighty.

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WATCH: Trailer for FOUND

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LISTEN: Melissa chats about her new release FOUND with Dave Lennon, ABC Western Victoria, July 2017

LISTEN: Melissa speaks publicly for the first time about Ursula being found with Laura Tchilinguirian on ABC Canberra, July 2017

Melissa says: At the heart of my writing is a desire to help the broader community understand what it’s like when someone you love goes missing. Since I published Write About Me, my life has been a rollercoaster with a fresh investigation into Ursula’s case where I have swung from hope to despair then back to hope again. As I look back on all my books, I can see they are pavements for the path I am on.

Readers say: ‘I’m up in Darwin for a conference and I brought your 2nd novel FIND ME with me to read… Except that I finished it before I even got off the flight!! I couldn’t put it down! I love Rhiannon… Even had to hide the tears on the plane in some bits. I loved it, soooo good. Can’t wait to read the next one now (except I left it at home!)’ – Natalie Godward

AFP Missing Persons

The Australian Federal Police endorse Melissa’s fiction writing work for its role in raising awareness for the missing.

“What is profound about Melissa’s books is that because of her personal connection with the storylines, the things that have happened in her life, she can actually tackle complexities of missing people. She can show us what it’s like to feel hopeful, and also despair and what it’s like to feel hopelessness. Melissa is also an advocate for missing persons, an Ambassador for Daniel Morcombe Foundation, and by what I can see tonight here with her family and friends, she is really well respected and loved by everybody who comes across her. I know for a fact that the people at the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre are deeply indebted to Melissa for the work she has done, and love spending time with her.” – Debbie Platz, AFP Assistant Commissioner

“Melissa’s books are the best form of getting in touch with people who are suffering ambiguous loss. I’m a trained counsellor and the best form of counselling for families of missing persons is via other families in a like situation. Our role with the AFP is to support families of missing people, and we met Melissa a couple of years ago when she released her first novel, Write About Me. The AFP is very happy to support Melissa and her books.”- AFP National Missing Persons Coordination Centre team leader Rebecca Kotz

BUY E-BOOKS

If you would like to purchase the Kindle version, please visit Melissa Pouliot’s author page on Amazon. While you are here you can click on Follow Author and you will be personally notified by Amazon every time Melissa publishes a new book.

BUY IN BOOKSTORES & CAFES

Thank you to all the Australian stockists & bookstores who have Melissa Pouliot’s books on their shelves! We are adding new stores all the time and if you are a bookstore and would like to stock her books, please send an email tomp@melissapouliot.com

QLD

Annie’s Books on Peregian

NSW

Harry Hartog, Woden (ACT)
Quirindi Newsagency
Tathra Newsagency
Merimbula Collins Bookstore
Montague Coffee Narooma
Hooked on Books Batemans Bay
Mermaids of Bermagui

Victoria

Redrock Books and Gallery, Horsham