T.W.Lawless is the author of the Amazon best-selling, multi-award nominated Peter Clancy series. Apart from writing novels, Lawless is also involved in independent publishing.
He operates Campanile Publishing along with his wife, Kay Bell, who is also an author.
There are currently five books in the Peter Clancy series. The new Peter Clancy thriller, Flamekeeper, is now available.
It is 1987 and Peter Clancy, hard drinking Melbourne Truth journalist, returns to his home town to settle his mother's estate. Peter's two-day visit to Clarke's Flat stretches to eight as he is unwillingly drawn into the sinister secrets of this outback Queensland town.
Peter's childhood best mate Dave Tindall is now a police constable in Clarke's Flat. With Aboriginal Sam Saturday, an erstwhile stockman on the former Clancy cattle station, Dave convinces Peter to help him prove the 1960s 'suicides' of Dave's father and another man were, in truth, murders.Peter's quest for evidence stirs up more than he baragined for - including his own shameful past.
Will Peter Clancy succumb to despair and bolt, or will he expose Clarke's Flat sins and despotism, and claim his own redemption.
It is Melbourne 1989. While investigating organised crime, Peter Clancy is caught up in a sinister plot involving drug importation, police corruption, and some very kinky sex.
Along the way, Peter meets a young lawyer and is instantly besotted with her—unlike his friends and colleagues who see something disturbing beneath her wholesome exterior.
Enter the world of the thorny devils—where nothing is as it seems. Thornydevils heralds the much anticipated return of hard-living Melbourne Truth journalist, Peter Clancy.
“Peter Clancy is an amalgam of characters from crime fiction and film noir—a world-weary type” - Sydney Telegraph.
“Very definitely earning a place in the genre of murder-mystery writing” - Blue Wolf Reviews.
Australian journo Peter Clancy is in London this time, working for a notorious scandal sheet. While writing salacious stories on celebrities, Clancy poses as a biographer to dig the dirt on drug- and alcohol-raddled Olivia Michaels, once a star of the screen.
But the more he discovers about Olivia Michaels, the more deeply he becomes embroiled in ugly secrets stretching across the entertainment world to the highest echelons of society.
Can Clancy succeed in his mission to blow the lid off Britain’s darkest secrets?
“I think Lawless is on his way to being a crime writer to watch…” - The Blurb.
Catch Peter Clancy in Homecountry and Thornydevils.
Peter Clancy is back. Back in Queensland’s Far North, that is—the place he’s spent a lifetime trying to leave. Clancy couldn’t refuse his ‘uncle’ Sam’s insistence he ‘do something’ about the destruction of the family graveyard and the threat to the sacred sites of Sam’s ancestors from the new mine operations at Clarkes Flat.
And when Clancy discovers his old nemesis Max Hillard is in deep with the mining company, he’s more than keen to use his journalism skills to stir up bad publicity for the mine.
But two grisly deaths at the local crocodile farm are followed by murder at the protest camp, and Clancy realises something else is at play. Soon Clancy and Sam are running for their lives …
“I think Lawless is on his way to being a crime writer to watch…” – The Blurb.
“Peter Clancy is an amalgam of characters from crime fiction and film noir—a world-weary type” – Sydney Telegraph.
Peter Clancy is in the US to see Stella Reimers receive a Pulitzer for the story he uncovered. As the newly-appointed news editor at her hometown newspaper, the San Francisco Daily, Stella convinces Peter to become its chief crime reporter. But Peter is tired of crime reporting, and wants to do more serious investigative journalism—hoping to earn a Pulitzer in his own name.
Using crime reporting to open doors, Peter is soon using his new informants and SFPD contacts to investigate multiple leads that might result in that big story—will it be the unsolved serial killings, the hate crimes against San Fran’s gay population, or the dodgy goings-on at a new evangelist church?
As his boss, Stella wants Peter to leave some stories in the past—including her own past. When the death threats start coming in from ‘the Flamekeeper’, Peter is more determined than ever to join the dots. There will indeed be a day of reckoning, but not the one the Flamekeeper has planned—not if Peter Clancy has anything to do with it.
“I think Lawless is on his way to being a crime writer to watch…” The Blurb