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The Red Hand

The Red Hand

Peter Temple held crime writing up to the light and, with his poet’s ear and eye, made it his own incomparable thing.

Peter Temple started publishing novels late, when he was fifty, but then he got cracking. He wrote nine novels in thirteen years. Along the way he wrote screenplays, stories, dozens of reviews.

When Temple died in March 2018 there was an unfinished Jack Irish novel in his drawer. It is included in The Red Hand, and it reveals the master at the peak of his powers. The Red Hand also includes the screenplay of Valentine’s Day, an improbably delightful story about an ailing country football club, which in 2007 was adapted for television by the ABC. Also included are his short fiction, his reflections on the Australian idiom, a handful of autobiographical fragments, and a selection of his brilliant book reviews.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 23rd January 2020

Price: £20

ISBN-13: 9781529406757

Reviews

Peter Temple is an addiction. Read one book and you will want to read them all.
Val McDermid
One of the world's most distinguished literary crime novelists
Independent
What makes Temple so compelling is his divine use of language
Daily Mail