Sydney Bauer Books In Order – Complete List

Sydney Bauer, the author alias of Kimberly Scott is an Australian writer who is known for her David Cavanaugh legal crime series. Below are listed the Sydney Bauer books in order of publication. The reading order is the same.

David Cavanaugh Books In Publication Order

  1. Undertow (#1), 2007
  2. Gospel (#2), 2007
  3. Alibi (#3), 2008
  4. Move to Strike (#4), 2009
  5. Matter of Trust (#5), 2010
  6. The 3rd Victim (#6), 2011

Who Is Attorney David Cavanaugh?

David Cavanaugh is a principled criminal attorney from Boston who fights for justice. He only takes cases when he believes in his clients’ innocence and finds inspiration in characters like Bobby Donnell and Jack Bauer.

David is known for his unwavering loyalty and determination in protecting his clients’ rights and ensuring a fair trial. However, his commitment to his clients sometimes puts him and others in danger.

Despite this, he never gives up and wholeheartedly fights for his clients, even at the risk of his own life.

Sydney Bauer Biography – About the Author

Sydney Bauer books in order

Kimberly Scott, also known as Sydney Bauer, grew up in an entertainment family. Her parents, a theater manager and film promoter (father) and a fashion model (mother), influenced her love for media, film, and books.

While studying communications in her late teens, she worked as a copy girl at a major Australian newspaper. H

Sydney Bauer started as a correspondent, reporting on crime and justice topics while traveling. Later, she became a features editor for a popular Australian magazine targeting young women. In the 90s, she entered the TV commercials industry.

Sydney Bauer began her career as a junior publicist at Network Ten and was promoted to National Network Director of Publicity after four years. She later became the Sydney Director of Programming for Seven Network. During her time at Channel 7, she gave birth to her daughter in 1999.

In 2007, Sydney achieved her dream of becoming a writer with the publication of her first novel, Undertow. She wrote this book while living in London with her husband. Undertow was the first David Cavanaugh book, followed by five more David Cavanaugh novels.

She initially contacted a historian in Boston to gather information about the city, which she then visited for research purposes. The author created the main characters and developed their lives and identities while living in London.

During a family vacation on the Gold Coast, they found a book by another author who also wrote stories set in different countries. Sydney Bauer was curious to learn that the author lived in Brisbane, Australia. Inspired by this connection, she contacted a publisher named Kate Patterson, who was acknowledged in the author’s book. Kate Patterson agreed to publish Undertow shortly after Sydney reached out to her.

In an interview, she mentioned that her pseudonym Syndey Bauer was inspired by the TV shows Alias and 24. Fans of these shows will surely remember both Sydney and Bauer. Additionally, the name Sydney also holds significance to her hometown. Another interesting detail I discovered is that her third book is titled Alibi…

Undertow, Sydney Bauer’s debut novel won the Sisters in Crime Davitt Award for the best crime novel by an Australian Woman in 2007. Sydney’s books are also published in the US.

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  1. I am just about to read the last of your David Cavanaugh books and I am keen to continue the series. Have you written any other books in the series since 2011?

  2. Hi Sydney – Have read all of your books and was wondering when the next one will come out since noticing that the last one was published in 2011?

  3. I just finished the first book of yours that I had been given with a high recommendation. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next. Undertow was the one I finished and I am glad once I can read them in the order you wrote them. That never happens to me! I live in the U.S. but have been to Australia 4 times and really have a feel for most of the different areas. Keep up the good work and I will be recommending you to others.

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