Book List:13 titles

  • Jack Irish is recovering from his last foray into the criminal underworld when he agrees to look for the missing son of Des Connors, the last living link to Jack’s father. It’s an offer he soon regrets, as he discovers that prodigal sons often go...


  • Peter Temple is currently being hailed as the finest crime writer in Australia, but it won't be long before he is recognized as what he really is--one of the nation's finest writers, period. Born in South Africa, Temple is writing a dynamic kind of l...


  • Jack's not focused on his latest job: finding Robbie Colburn. But when he gets serious, he finds his target is of great interest to some powerful people―people with bad habits and little respect for the criminal justice system.The third novel in Pe...


  • John Anselm is a former Beirut hostage, a foreign correspondent who went to one war too many. A burnt-out-case, he lives in his family’s ancestral house in Germany, working for a semi-legal and near-broke surveillance firm and wrestling with his ow...


  • John Anselm's a former Beirut hostage; a war correspondent who went to one war too many. A burnt-out case, he's working for a semi-legal Hamburg surveillance firm and trying to come to terms with his past. Then into his life comes Con Niemand, ex-mer...


  • An Iron Rose is a crime classic about Aussie Rules football, ironwork, men, and murder. Peter Temple—winner of Australian, French, German, and British crime writing prizes, as well as Australia's most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin ...


  • On a lazy summer morning, ageing author Vincent Duncan takes an unsettling phone call from his literary agent. Peter Temple indulges his humorous side in this scathingly brilliant portrayal of a writer past his peak....







  • ‘One of the world’s finest crime writers.’ The Times ‘He was to terse blokes with hard jobs and wounded souls what Proust was to memory. He made every sentence count and shot the stragglers.’ Shane Maloney Peter Temple didn’t start publi...


  • Anne Carson: fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted.The rich Carsons have closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, subject to strict instructions. This is not the first kidnapping in the Carson family and hard lessons have been learned.But are the two ...


  • Winner of the 2010 Miles Franklin AwardInspector Stephen Villani, head of homicide in Melbourne, Australia, has a full agenda: a murdered woman in a penthouse apartment, three men butchered in a sadistic rampage, a tattoo-faced drug dealer corrupting...


  • This is the fourth Jack Irish thriller. Jack Irish--gambler, cook and cabinetmaker, finder of people who don't want to be found--has a new job, hunting for evidence that might save the beautiful sculptor Sarah Longmore from a murder rap. Jack soon fa...