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Benjamin Stevenson

Biography

Benjamin Stevenson

Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. He has sold out shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has appeared on ABCTV, Channel 10 and The Comedy Channel. Off-stage, Benjamin has worked for publishing houses and literary agencies in Australia and the USA. He currently works with some of Australia's best-loved authors at Curtis Brown Australia. He is the author of EVERYONE ON THIS TRAIN IS A SUSPECT, EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE, TRUST ME WHEN I LIE, GREENLIGHT (shortlisted for the Ned Kelly First Fiction Award) and EITHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT.

Benjamin Stevenson

Books by Benjamin Stevenson

by Benjamin Stevenson - Fiction, Mystery

My name’s Ernest Cunningham. I’d hoped, this Christmas, that any murderer would  take it easy over the holidays. I was wrong. So here I am, backstage at the show of world-famous magician Rylan Blaze, whose benefactor has just been murdered. My suspects are all professional tricksters: masters of the art of misdirection. THE MAGICIAN. THE ASSISTANT. THE EXECUTIVE. THE HYPNOTIST. THE IDENTICAL TWIN. THE COUNSELLOR. THE TECH. My clues are even more abstract: A suspect covered in blood. A murder committed without setting foot inside the room. And an advent calendar. Because, you know, it’s Christmas. If I can see through the illusions, I know I can solve it. After all, a good murder is just like a magic trick, isn’t it?

by Benjamin Stevenson - Fiction, Mystery

When the Australian Mystery Writers’ Society invited me to their crime-writing festival aboard the Ghan, the famous train between Darwin and Adelaide, I was hoping for some inspiration for my second book. Fiction, this time: I needed a break from real people killing each other. Obviously, that didn’t pan out. The program is a who’s who of crime-writing royalty: the debut writer (me!), the forensic science writer, the blockbuster writer, the legal thriller writer, the literary writer, and the psychological suspense writer. But when one of us is murdered, the remaining authors quickly turn into five detectives. Together, we should know how to solve a crime. Of course, we also should know how to commit one. How can you find a killer when all the suspects know how to get away with murder?

by Benjamin Stevenson - Fiction, Mystery

Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate. I’m Ernest Cunningham. Call me Ern or Ernie. I wish I’d killed whoever decided our family reunion should be at a ski resort, but it’s a little more complicated than that. Have I killed someone? Yes. I have. Who was it?

by Benjamin Stevenson - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Producer Jack Quick knows how to frame a story. So says Curtis Wade, the subject of Jack's new true-crime docuseries, convicted of a young woman's murder four years prior. In the eyes of Jack's viewers, flimsy evidence and police bias influenced the final verdict...even though, off screen, Jack himself has his doubts. But when the series finale is wildly successful, a retrial sees Curtis walk free. And then another victim turns up dead. To set things right, Jack goes back to the sleepy vineyard town where it all began, bent on discovering what really happened. Because behind the many stories he tells, the truth is Jack's last chance.