Richard Beasley (author)

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Richard Beasley
Born 1964 (age 52–53)
Adelaide, South Australia
Occupation Author, barrister
Nationality Australian
Education Adelaide University
Sydney University
Notable works Hell Has Harbour Views
The Ambulance Chaser
Children 3

Richard Beasley (born 1964) is an Australian author and barrister.

Early life and career[edit]

Beasley grew up in Adelaide, South Australia and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Adelaide before moving to Sydney where he completed postgraduate studies at the University of Sydney. He then moved to Melbourne and worked as a solicitor until 1997.[1] He was admitted as a barrister in Victoria in 1997.[2] Richard Beasley is married and has a daughter Elizabeth and twin sons: James and Nicholas.

Writing career[edit]

Beasley has published four novels, Hell Has Harbour Views (2001) and The Ambulance Chaser (2004).[1] The books are both set in Sydney and are about corrupt law firms and insurance companies respectively. His first novel was adapted as a television film, first aired on Australian ABC TV in 2005.[2]

His third novel "Me and Rory Macbeath" (2013) (see is set in Adelaide, South Australia and is a story of friendship of two young boys - and lives changed forever.

His fourth novel "Cyanide Games" (2016) is the first of the Peter Tanner Thriller series. (see


  1. ^ a b "Interview with Richard Beasley". Boredofstudies Student Community. 2005-05-12. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  2. ^ a b "Professional Biography of Richard Beasley". Level Nine Wentworth Chambers. Retrieved 2009-01-15.