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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."
--Booklist --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Garry Disher grew up in rural South Australia and now lives near the Victorian Coast. A full-time writer for many years, he is the author of novels, short story collections, writers' handbooks, anthologies, and books for children.

The Dragon Man (A+U 1999), was the first book in the Inspector Challis series and won the German Crime Fiction Prize in 2000. His novel The Divine Wind won the NSW Premier's Award and The Bamboo Flute won Book of the Year in Australia and the USA. The Sunken Road (A+U 1996), was shortlisted for several major awards and nominated for the Booker Prize by his English publisher. His most recent book, Past the Headlands, was published in 2001. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • File size : 2742 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 273 pages
  • Publisher : Text Publishing (2 August 2006)
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • ASIN : B0057C13FM
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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