Patricia Carlon (1927-2002) was an Australian  crime writers. She had fourteen crime novels published in Britain in the 1960s. Secretly and profoundly deaf from the age of eleven, Patricia’s best known books include The Unquiet Night, The Whispering Wall and The Souvenir.

Her books went through a period of obscurity before being ‘rediscovered’ by an American publisher in a London mystery bookshop, and she remained unpublished in her native Australia until the late 1990s. Patricia also wrote short stories, romance novels and magazine serials under a variety of pseudonyms, but it is for her tightly-plotted psychological thrillers that she is best remembered.

British and American reviewers have likened her to crime luminaries such as Hitchcock, Highsmith and Rendell.