Tipping Point

The third installment of the Detective Kate Miles series is out now!

Tipping Point is available now in bookstores, online, via e-book, audiobook, and in libraries!

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Tipping Point, the third instalment of the Detective Kate Miles series, is out now! Published via Canelo Crime. Buy it now on ebook and paperback.

A suicide. A shooting. And a reckoning, decades in the making. 

The must-read new Detective Kate Miles novel from ‘a born storyteller’ (Michael Robotham).

Weeks from Christmas in the sweltering heat of summer, Detective Kate Miles’ estranged brother, Luke Grayling, returns home to Esserton to farewell a childhood friend – Ant Reed, dead by suicide. Within days of the funeral, another young man, Marcus Rowntree, is found shot dead in the back paddock of his property.

Almost twenty years ago, Luke, Ant and Marcus were best mates in high school and now two of the three friends are dead. A tragic coincidence? Or is there something more sinister connecting the three men?

When Luke is identified as a person of interest in Marcus’s death, Kate once again finds herself in the middle of a media storm, sidelined from the case and battling accusations of conflict of interest. As press attention deepens, and uncomfortable truths about Luke’s personal life and past events come to light, Kate is forced to contend between loyalty to the police force, and the bonds of friendship and blood.

Praise for Dinuka McKenzie:

‘How lucky are we to have Dinuka McKenzie?’ Hayley Scrivenor, author of Dirt Town

‘Dinuka McKenzie has talent to burn’ Dervla McTiernan, author of The Murder Rule


“McKenzie never loses sight of the problematic gender politics still at play.” —  Sue Turnbull, Sydney Morning Herald [READ FULL REVIEW]

The author has a knack of combining complex police procedure with personal stories with heart.” —  Cass Moriarty, Author [READ FULL REVIEW]

Tipping Point is a strongly feminist work, not of the shouty kind but rather a persistent reminder that human relationships are complex but that the simplicity of respect and love for others works for the good of all.” —  Barbie Robinson, Living Arts, Canberra [READ FULL REVIEW]

Tipping Point is a truly masterful piece of Australian crime fiction. Pure perfection!” —  Josh Hortinela, Dymocks Sydney Bookseller [READ FULL REVIEW]

“There are few other Australian crime writers in the same league as McKenzie, whose books I’ve run out of superlatives for. She is as close to a sure-thing as you can get.” —  Simon McDonald, Bookseller [READ FULL REVIEW]

“A top notch crime novel, that sets an early high bar for Australian crime writing in 2024” —  Jeff Popple, Murder Mayhem and Long Dogs [READ FULL REVIEW]

“Dinuka pulled this off eloquently and effectively to create a thrilling addition to the Kate Miles series, and one that goes deeper into her family and connections to Esserton.” —  Ashleigh Meikle, The Book Muse, Blogger [READ FULL REVIEW]

I’m really enjoying this series that offers an excellent balance of action and personal-life nuance.” —  Debbish.com [READ FULL REVIEW]