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Win 1 of 4 copies of Wild Card by Simon Rowell

To celebrate the official release of Wild Card by Simon Rowell, the second book in the Detective Zoe Mayer series, on January 17, we teamed up with our friends at Text Publishing for your chance to Win 1 of 4 copies!

Detective Sergeant Zoe Mayer and her service dog, Harry, are on a new case. And this time, all bets are off...

An utterly compelling police procedural set on the Murray River, by a rising star of Australian crime fiction

One foggy morning on the banks of the Murray River, a body is found in a burnt-out area of grassland. The heavily tattooed victim, who has suffered two bullet wounds to the head, is identified as Freddie Jones, a bikie from Moama.

Detective Sergeant Zoe Mayer is on the case, alongside her trusty service dog, Harry. Although Zoe is determined to track down the murderer, she finds herself stonewalled at every turn—by Freddie’s family, his associates and even the local police. But then a second body is discovered, and soon all bets are off…

Wild Card is a gripping mystery about gang warfare and small-town corruption, featuring a crime-fighting duo like no other.

Genre: Fiction, Crime & Thriller, Australian
Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Text Publishing, 17th January 2023

RRP: AU $32.99; NZ $38.00 from all good book stores and online. 

Head to to learn more (where you can read an extract) or find the list of stockists.

 Simon Rowell & Harry the Golden Retriever - Photo: Darren James Photography

About the author

Simon Rowell has worked on outback oil rigs, managed nightclubs, been a tour guide and run marketing campaigns.

He is the author of The Long Game and The Echo of Others, which was longlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime in 2018. He lives with his wife, Karen, in rural Victoria on a farm full of rescued animals.

*** Win 1 of 4 copies of Simon Rowell's Wild Card ***
Total Prize Pool: $132.00


1) Like our post (17/01/23) + Facebook page and/or our Instagram Account
2) Tell us "if you and your dog were teaming up to work together, what job would you be great at?" (as usual creativity wins the day! photo / video entries welcome) via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.


1. This Competition opened on Tuesday 17th January 2023 (4pm) and closed on Thursday 26th January (11:59pm, AEST). Open to Australian residents only. 
Congratulations to our 4 winners: R. MacDonald, A. Nicolescu, D. Philp & C. Roberts (via Facebook).
Please allow 2 weeks to receive your book directly from the Publisher.
2. To Enter, Like our post (17/01/23) + Tell us "if you and your dog were teaming up to work together, what job would you be great at?" via the Australian Dog Lover Facebook page or Instagram page.
3. This Promotion is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining the winner.
The entries will be judged by the Australian Dog Lover team. The winning entries will be selected based on the most creative, informative or useful statement.
4. Entrants in the competition can only enter once.
5. Prizes not claimed within 48 hours will be redrawn.
* Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of all terms and conditions.

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