About the author

Bernie Dowling

<p> Bernie Dowling is an Australian journalist who lives&nbsp; in the&nbsp; Pine Rivers district, just north of the Queensland State Capital of Brisbane.<br /> Dowling grew up and lived in Brisbane most of his life though he has lived in or frequently visited provincial and coastal towns across south-east Queensland.<br /> He has worked in many reporting rounds, including arts and entertainment, crime, politics, human interest and sports. He&nbsp; published a weekly humor column for 11 years.<br /> Dowling has drawn on all these diverse strands of his working and social life to produce Iraqi Icicle, a highly original detective thriller which is his first novel.<br /> The author lives with his wife and son in Lawnton, a Pine Rivers suburb.</p>