Well nearly three years down the road, I've managed to complete an arbitrary sidebar challenge for myself - 12 books from Down Under, though I managed 13 all in all.
I've neglected and totally ignored New Zealand. Maybe I ought to challenge myself again to read a dozen just from NZ!
And the observant among you will notice I've managed to ignore women totally as well - no female authors in sight!
The 13 were......
William Marshall - Yellowthread Street (1975) (4)
Andrew Nette - Gunshine State (2016) (4.5)
Iain Ryan - Drainland (2016) (4.5)
Dave Warner - City of Light (1995) (4)
Iain Ryan - Four Days (2015) (4.5)
Kenneth Cook - Fear is the Rider (2016) (4.5)
Garry Disher - The Heat (2015) (5)
David Whish-Wilson - Line of Sight (2010) (5)
Peter Temple - Ithaca In My Mind (2012) (4.5)
Brian Stoddart - The Pallampur Predicament (2014) (4)
Brian Stoddart - A Madras Miasma (2014) (5)
Peter Robb (AKA) B. Selkie - No Sweat (AKA Final Cut) (AKA 1/3 of Pig's Blood and Other Fluids) (1995) (3)
Peter Robb - Pig's Blood and Other Fluids (Maybe) (1999) (3)
Garry Disher - Two Way Cut (2004) (3)
Re-visiting the original review posts to compile the links for this, I think I've confused myself again over the Peter Robb - B. Selkie - Pig's Blood Other Fluids - No Sweat - Final Cut - Lime Juice saga..oh well.
Of the batch above - two were set in British Colonial India and one in Hong Kong the rest were all in Australia.
I had hoped to read some Peter Corris, some Robert G. Barrett and a bit of P. M. Newton but they'll all keep for another day. Ditto David Owen and Paul Thomas and Ray Berard.
Rest of the covers below.......