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    A cold-case investigator will stop at nothing to find justice in this gripping standalone by Australian crime legend Garry Disher. The young detectives think Alan Auhl is washed up, but that doesn’t faze him. He does things his own way -- and ge...


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    The Ned Kelly Award-winning master of Australian noir shows us the darker side of the Peninsula. A meth-related crime has Inspector Hal Challis on his backfoot, while Sergeant Ellen Destry hunts down an elusive serial rapist. A pair of hit men wo...


  • Wyatt needs a job. A bank job would be nice, or a security van hold-up. As long as he doesn't have to work with cocky idiots and strung-out meth-heads like the Pepper brothers. That's the sort of miscalculation that buys you the wrong kind of time. ...


  • A chilling series of stories of flight and fear. It?s a great feeling, breaking away from home, school and the restrictions of your childhood years, testing yourself in the world at last. First flight, first love, first job, first holiday alone, fir...


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    A modern western set in an isolated Australian bush town with a soaring crime rate, where a local constable with a troubled past must investigate the death of a teenage girl whose murder threatens to set the dusty streets ablaze. Constable Paul Hi...


  • Two of Garry Disher’s seminal collections of fiction, collected together for the first time. If you love Garry’s literary fiction or crime fiction, his longer or shorter works—this collection has it all, and usually all at once.Flamingo Gate ·...


  • Past the Headlands is a sweeping story of north-west Australia and south-east Asia at the beginning of the Pacific War in 1941. The fall of Malaya and Singapore and the bombing of Darwin-what looked like the invasion of Australia-ebb...


  • A concentration camp-on Australian soil. Men are separated from their families by barbed wire. They have committed no crimes; they try to explain to their children that they're not in prison. It feels like prison. They're told it's only temporary,...


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    When Hirsch heads up Bitter Wash Road to investigate the gunfire he finds himself cut off without back-up. A pair of thrill killers has been targeting isolated farmhouses on lonely backroads, but Hirsch's first thought is that 'back-up' is nearby - a...






  • 'musical and haunting' Publisher's Weekly Paul is a dreamer, his head alive with rippling pianos, gentle violins and the smiles of Margaret, the one he loves. But in the cold light of day, Margaret snubs him at school, the piano has been sold, his...


  • Good One, Erm is a warm and moving story of cranky neighbours and family love by the author of The Bamboo Flute . It?s not easy moving house and making new friends. Especially not when the neighbours think you?re weird. And not when Ermyntrude, ...


  • 'heart-pounding suspense' Publisher's Weekly What do you do if an outsider tells you the teachings of Ratface and the White League are wrong? What if Ratface shuts you away behind an electric fence, or if he expects you to help him mould another ...


  • A stunning tale of intrigue and survival in the dusty outback, from the author of The Divine Wind.Rick?s cousins are two specks floating on the horizon, leaving him far behind on the treacherous bush track. He looks at his punctured tyres in dismay. ...


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    The long-awaited sixth installment in the Inspector Hal Challis series set in Australia, available in the United States at last! Hal Challis is in trouble at home and abroad: dressed down by the boss for speaking out about police budget cuts; m...


  • `a masterful achievement? Magpies We have come here to scratch for gold.Once we had a house, a business and a Packard sedan,but they are gone now, seized by the bank.The year is 1934, the time of the Great Depression. The place is a settlement of min...


  • Eva Hicks has come to Italy for love and art. What she finds in the shifting light of Tuscany are gunshots along the terraced hillsides, the enigmatic Nye and a sense of her misplaced faith.Meanwhile, in a crypt beneath the wintry stones of Venice, M...


  • `...stunning... Disher is brilliant? Sydney Morning HeraldWe always hurt the ones we love...When Louis?s parents decide to move from the city to a small coastal town, Louis finds himself at odds with everything around him. He?s an outsider at school ...


  • Maddie Finn lives with her mother above a converted stable in the grounds of a big house owned by the gloomy Harold Delamore. It's their `cosy refuge against the world? and Maddie's favourite task is to walk Sal, Mr Delamore's rare, prize-winning dog...


  • `a fabulous and creative novel? Daily Advertiser I goses by the name Moondyne Kate... I was a Orphan Girl and fell into a great melancholy of the spirit, great discouragement was my lot... Canongate was a colourful town in 1865 ? convicts, a go...


  • 'Disher is brilliant.' Sydney Morning HeraldLeah Flood is on the run. The cops are after her and she has to keep one step ahead. The irony is that Leah is a cop too. But she?s a cop who made a mistake. Leah knows she?s in the right, but that doesn?t ...


  • Wyatt, the cool, ever-evasive thief, snatches the cash easily enough. He bypasses the alarm system, eludes the cops, makes it safely back to his hideout in Hobart. It's the diamond-studded Tiffany brooch--and perhaps the girl--that undoes him. Now so...


  • Garry Disher's cool, enigmatic anti-hero Wyatt has a job--a jewel heist. The kind Wyatt likes. Nothing extravagant, nothing greedy. Stake out the international courier, one Alain Le Page, hold up the goods in transit and get away fast. Wyatt prefe...


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    The fifth Hal Challis investigation, set in southeast AustraliaIt’s been a busy few days for Inspector Hal Challis. The school year has just ended, and with the sudden influx of rowdy teenagers on break, Waterloo has become a hotbed for petty crime...


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    Inspector Hal Challis has been summoned to Mawson's Bluff, his childhood home in the Australian Outback, where his father is dying. Sergeant Ellen Destry is left to head an investigation into a ring of pedophiles that has descended on the peaceful Mo...


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    It had taken months for Janine McQuarrie to succumb to her husband's pressure to have sex with strangers at suburban spouse-swapping parties. But after attending a few such events on the Mornington Peninsula, this Australian social psychologist rebel...


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    From the two-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award and the German Crime Fiction Critix Circle Prize A missing two-year-old girl, an unidentified drowning victim, arson, and the threat of murder bring Homicide Squad Inspector Hal Challis of the Morningto...


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    Meet Hal Challis, Detective for the Mornington Peninsula police force in Southeast Australia, in the first investigation in this prize-winning crime series   A serial killer is on the loose in a small coastal town near Melbourne, Australia. Detectiv...


  • `an outstanding piece of writing...a powerful novel...? Reading Time Friendship is a slippery notion. We lose friends as we change and our friends don?t, or as we form other alliances, or as we betray our friends or are ourselves betrayed? In t...


  • The Fallout is Wyatt's sixth job, and it takes off where Port Vila Blues left him. On a boat with policewoman Liz Redding, and a fortune in stolen gems. He escapes, triggering a manhunt, but who exactly is hunting him? While others search for sunken ...






  • Anna's life is both theme and content of this novel. From her early years to her old age, each chapter reworks this theme. Anna's life has the flavour of melodrama but there are also truths about the nature of regret, the impact of mortality, the wor...


  • Two young girls, next-door neighbors, find themselves hopelessly mismatched with their own pets and completely compatible with each other's cats, but their parents will not allow them to switch animals....



  • Wyatt is broke - and angry. The Mesics took his money a year ago. It's time to get it back.The Outfit has other plans. They want Wyatt Dead. $40,000 is a small price to pay to make it happen.For Wyatt the street has become an extremely dangerous plac...


  • Wyatt, professional hold-up man, is back in another tight, remorseless thriller. On the run after the payroll heist that went horribly wrong in Paydirt, wanted by the police and contract hitmen, he discovers that a shadowy third player has joined the...



  • Professional, methodical and only slightly sentimental, Wyatt is a flinty poem of a criminal and one of the most memorable creations in modern Australian literature. Wyatt plans to hit a suburban law firm for the settlement money in its sa...