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Kittyhawk Down (Peninsula Crimes Book 2) by [Disher, Garry]
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Praise for Kittyhawk Down
"A police procedural . . . featuring a squad of interestingly flawed homicide cops . . . working multiple cases that feature multiple puzzles and a pool of incisively well-drawn murder suspects . . . First rate."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Gripping . . . As the story neatly advances from the viewpoints of characters both major and minor, Disher artfully employs misdirection . . . Fans of [Peter Robinson or Ian Rankin] will find much to like in this dark whodunit."
--Publishers Weekly

"Procedural fans looking for something a little different will devour this one . . . Enough dark overtones to elevate the series into the Ian Rankin league."
--ALA Booklist

Praise for the Hal Challis Thrillers
"It's a rare pleasure to sit down to a traditional detective story in which solid police work solves a crime . . . An excellent Australian series."
--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"Delightful . . . BUY IT!"
--New York Magazine

"Colorful . . . Disher has literary talent and imagination."
--Chicago Tribune

"Garry Disher's terrific, no-nonsense police procedurals set in rough-and-ready Australia remind me of Ed McBain's gold-standard 87th Precinct books."
--Seattle Times

"Engrossing . . . Disher creates the kind of complex, edgy, principled yet flawed characters it's a pleasure to worry about."
--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"This series boasts careful, realistic casework, but there's enough darkness and ambiguity to suit John Harvey fans and a kind of which-way-is-up sense of the police force that recalls early James Ellroy. Moody, inventive, and extremely hard to put down."

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Autumn. ‘Fall’, as the Yanks call it.

You couldn’t get a better word than fall to describe the season, and his life now. Leaves everywhere had begun to fall. Since yesterday, his spirits had fallen, love gone wrong.

And he thought of the body falling, falling through the water.

A cloud of despondency hangs over the Waterloo police. Detective Inspector Hal Challis is stuck with an ageing corpse, probably unidentifiable, and with the relentless fallout from a shattered marriage. Stuck, too, at an impasse in his new relationship.

His deputy Ellen Destry is up against a resentful husband and surly teenage daughter as well as a serial rapist. And one of the PCs seems to be on the verge of a breakdown.

Something’s got to give. A rampant shotgun murderer might even come as a kind of relief.

Garry Disher has published almost fifty titles—fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series. He has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and two Ned Kelly Best Crime novel awards, for Chain of Evidence (2007) and Wyatt (2010). Garry lives on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

'Taut and terrific, Kittyhawk Down is crime fiction at its best.' Age

'Kittyhawk Down is a tough little thriller that never lets up and offers an all-too-convincing snapshot of the fraying at the margins of every modern city.' Hobart Mercury

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2325 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Text Publishing (2 August 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0057C13FM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,829 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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