Bruce Venables was born in Hobart and was a member of the Tasmanian Police Force. In 1976 he joined the Royal Hong Kong police as an Inspector. He served in the Hong Kong Marine Police as a launch commander and in the Tactical Unit as a platoon commander.
In 1984 Bruce took up residence in Sydney and began his career as a writer. He is also well known to Australian audiences as an actor.
He is the author of a collection of poetry, The Spirit of the Bush, and five novels: A Necessary Evil; The Time of the Dragons; Two Tigers, One Mountain; Scattered Monkeys and Eureka Run (July 2017).
Bruce lives in Sydney, and is married to best selling novelist and actress, Judy Nunn AM.
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