Available in April 2022 in bookstores across Australia

Please support your local bookstores to purchase The Scarlet Cross. If it is not available yet in your own country, or you can’t find it in retail stores, you contact Pantera Press using the link below:


‘A tightly-woven plot, complex and intriguing characters and suspense that builds to fever pitch before delivering one last sucker punch. An original and compelling journey into self harm, mental illness, the role of carers and how power corrupts.’

Loraine Peck, Author of The Second Son


Lyn McFarlane is a Canadian-Australian author who splits her time between Sydney, Australia and Vancouver Island. She’s a former freelance journalist and holds degrees in economics, journalism and law. Lyn is a member of the Australian Society of Authors and the Crime Writers of Canada, a graduate of The Faber Academy and a mentee with the Australian Writers’ Mentorship Program. Her debut novel The Scarlet Cross won the 2019 Arthur Ellis “Unhanged” award for best unpublished manuscript, sponsored by the Crime Writers of Canada and Toronto’s Dundurn Press.


April 2022

The Scarlet Cross is available in bookstores throughout Australia and for purchase through Pantera Press. Pre Order Now >

March 2021

Pantera Press acquires world rights to The Scarlet Cross . Read more here >

May 2019

Lyn McFarlane wins the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis “Unhanged” Prize (Best Unpublished Manuscript) for her debut novel The Scarlet Cross


For rights queries please contact Jane Novak at the Jane Novak Literary Agency.