David Crookes
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David Crookes

David Crookes self-published his first novel BLACKBIRD in 1996. It was quickly picked up by HACHETTE LIVRE and became a best seller in multiple editions, as did THE LIGHT HORSEMAN'S DAUGHTER and SOMEDAY SOON and other titles.
David was born in Southampton, England. After living in Canada for twenty-three years he moved to Queensland, Australia. He has worked in many occupations, as a farm hand, factory worker, lumber-mill worker, costing surveyor, salesman, contractor, oilfield and construction industry executive and as a small business owner. He now writes fulltime. His travels have taken him to many parts of the world and his particular passion, apart from writing is single-handed ocean sailing.

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Best Sellers

    • Blackbird

    • By: Mr David Crookes
    • Narrated by: Mr Derek Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    The early wealth of Queensland depended on slavery, known in Australia as Blackbirding. South Sea islanders were tricked or forced aboard slave ships, then sold to the highest bidder....

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Someday Soon

    • By: David Crookes
    • Narrated by: Alexandra Haag
    • Length: 14 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Faith and her brother Joe escape wartime devestation aboard Joe's island trading ketch, Faraway, along with Joe's lifelong friend Koko....

    Regular price: $18.50

    • Great Spirit Valley

    • By: David Crookes
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Lance Delano, a ruthless millionaire businessman loses everything in the dotcom crash, except for an interest in a small, cash strapped oilwell drilling company owned by Montana wildcatter Jeff Bishop....

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Light Horseman's Daughter

    • By: Mr David Crookes
    • Narrated by: Ms Val Horwood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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    While resisting eviction from the Queensland family property during the Great Depression, Jack McKenna is shot dead....

    Regular price: $20.30

    • Children of the Sun

    • By: David Crookes
    • Narrated by: Steve Berner
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The search for the legendary Great South Land began in 1557 when Alvaro de Mendana led the first Spanish voyage of exploration deep into the uncharted waters of the South Pacific....

    Regular price: $18.50

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