Peter Temple - Quercus

Peter Temple



Five-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, Peter Temple is Australia's most acclaimed crime and thriller writer. He is the author of four Jack Irish novels: Bad Debts (1996), Black Tide (1999), Dead Point (2000) and White Dog (2003). He has also written three other standalone novels: An Iron Rose (1998), Shooting Star (1999) and In the Evil Day (2002). He lives in Ballarat, Australia, with his family.
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White Dog

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

Mickey Franklin was shot dead in his shower on a Saturday evening. Before long, his girlfriend - Sarah Longmore - was in custody. She had a gun and a key, and a witness placed her at the scene. Plus, she'd recently discovered that Mickey was screwing her sister: hardly a locked-room mystery, then, on the face of things. 'Andrew says you're a lawyer who does other things... Finds people, witnesses, things like that' Truth be told, Jack Irish hasn't found much of late. Unless you count the joys of Schubert and home cooking as discoveries, that is. So, when he is asked to take a look into Sarah Longmore's defence, he's more than happy to oblige. After all, it shouldn't take much time and effort: if she seems that guilty, the chances are that she probably is. However, Sarah's case will prove to be far from straightforward, and Jack's investigation far from quick and painless. The fourth book in the Jack Irish series, White Dog has all the elements - wit, supple prose, gripping action and laconic dialogue - that have made Peter Temple one of the world's premier crime writers.

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Dead Point

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple
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An Iron Rose

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

'When men in police uniforms came to execute me on the roadside, beside dark fields, it was a definite sign that my new life was over.' A regular at the local pub, a mainstay of the footy team, Mac Faraday is a man with a past living the quiet life of a country blacksmith. But when his best friend Ned Lowey is found hanged, Mac - who has learned the hard way never to accept things at face value - isn't convinced he committed suicide and starts asking questions. Why did Ned keep press cuttings about the skeleton of a girl found in an old mine shaft? What was he doing at Kinross Hall, the local detention centre for juvenile girls? Who was the beaten girl found naked beside a lonely road? As Mac's search for answers pushes deeper into the past, it resurrects the terrifying spectre of what he calls his 'old life', forcing him to turn to long-discarded skills not only to discover why his best friend died, but also to save his own life.

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Shooting Star

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

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Truth

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

THE SEQUEL TO THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER THE BROKEN SHORE, AND WINNER OF THE 2010 MILES FRANKLIN AWARD.'This year's best thriller' Sunday Times'A thriller of dazzling richness' Guardian'Temple's award-winning The Broken Shore was good; this is better' IndependentAt the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead.Villani's job as the head of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad is bathed in blood and sorrow. Incapable of constancy as a father and husband, damaged as a son, his life is his work. Now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, the girl's murder will collide with what seems on the surface to be another brutal gangland slaying and expose the darkness in the city's soul.Loved Truth and The Broken Shore, and want more Peter Temple? Then check out the first of his Jack Irish thrillers, Bad Debts.

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Black Tide

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE JACK IRISH SERIES, NOW A TV SERIES STARRING GUY PEARCE - FROM THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BROKEN SHORE.'One of the best thriller writers in the world' Sunday ExpressI went to George Armit's funeral. It was a small affair. Almost everyone George had known was dead. Many of them were dead because George had had them killed . . .Jack Irish however, has no shortage of friends. Jockeys and journos, lawyers and standover men, people in nameless occupations who aren't in the phone book. These days, though, the only family he sees are Irish men in faded football team photographs on the pub wall. So when Des Connors, the last link to his father, calls to ask for help in the matter of his missing son, Gary, Jack is happy to lend a hand. But sometimes prodigal sons go missing for a reason. And Jack soon discovers Gary Connors was a man with something to hide.Can't get enough of the Jack Irish novels? Then read the third instalment in the series, Dead Point . . .

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A Peter Temple Omnibus

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

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In the Evil Day

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

The Cold War is long dead but the trade in deceit and lies is still running hot. In Hamburg, John Anselm is hiding from the ghosts he has left behind in foreign war zones. He spends his days working for a surveillance firm. At night he drinks too much, paranoid about the suspicions he glimpses in the eyes of strangers. In London, Caroline Wishart calls herself an exposé journalist. The story she has stumbled on could make her career - or is she playing somebody else's game? Into both their lives comes ex-mercenary Con Niemand, bearing an explosive secret, a secret with the power to topple governments and destroy them all. A powerful and compelling thriller, In the Evil Day conjures a world where information is more dangerous than explosives and secrets are more important than human life. (P)2007 Quercus Editions Ltd

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Bad Debts

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

Jack Irish doesn't spook too easy. He's had guns pointed at him too many times - more often since he started hiring himself out as a debt collector - and he saves his nerves for the racetrack. So when he receives a phone message from an ex-client begging for help, he's inclined to ignore it. It's not an acquaintance he's looking to renew. Some-time lawyer, part-time private eye, he has some old memories - and old friends - he'd do better to forget. But then the caller turns up dead. And Jack has no choice but to take a trip down memory lane - into dangerous territories. There are some old debts that need chasing...(P)2007 Quercus Editions Ltd

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The Broken Shore

Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING, CWA GOLD DAGGER-WINNING AND NED KELLY AWARD-RECEIVING CRIME POWERHOUSE: read The Broken Shore and become hooked on Peter Temple.'A masterpiece' John Lanchester'Read page one and I challenge you not to finish it' Independent on SundayHaunted by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled Melbourne and returned to his hometown, running its one-man police station while his wounds heal and his nightmares fade.But when a local man is attacked and left for dead, Cashin's recovery is put on hold. And in a small town where everyone knows everyone, he finds himself standing alone fighting a battle against corruption and prejudice.Loved The Broken Shore? Then move straight to its award-winning sequel, Truth: 'The Broken Shore was good;Truth is better' Independent