RIGHT: His second book, published in 2012 via Perfect Edge Books. 100 years of Japanese history compressed into a noir tale of revenge, anger and redemption.
RIGHT: 2014's effort, again through Perfect Edge, was a noir-infused gothic-horror mystery set in the 1980s - and Mitzi's offbeat origin tale.
RIGHT: Bergen's first-of-two novels for 2016 took the medieval romance of Tristan and Iseult, and placed our protagonists in a hardboiled, crime-ridden 1970s wonderland. Via Open Books.
LEFT: Bergen's first novel, published in 2011 by Another Sky Press. A noir/sci-fi/dystopia affair set in near-future Melbourne.
LEFT: The third novel, published in 2013 through Perfect Edge Books. The sequel to Bullet Gal (set 4 years later), it's a combined homage to noir, sci-fi, pulp, and the golden and silver ages of comic books.
LEFT: A turn to a more comedic horror beat, with a hardboiled flavour, with detectives Roy and Suzie from the comic book series Tales to Admonish. Bergen's first book through Roundfire.
LEFT: A collection of short stories, vignettes, ideas behind the novels, and articles on Japan - with cover art by Bergen's daughter Cocoa - thanks to Perfect Edge.