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Peace Kindle Edition
It’s been a peaceful Christmas for Paul Hirschhausen, the only cop in Tiverton. A grass fire, a stolen ute, the usual welfare checks. The big event: Brenda Flann driving her Falcon into the front bar of the pub.
Then Hirsch is called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street. And Sydney police ask him to lookin on a family living on a back road outside town.
Suddenly it doesn’t look like a season of goodwill at all.
Garry Disher has published fifty titles across multiple genres. His last standalone novel, Bitter Wash Road, won the 2016 German Crime Prize, a prize he has previously won twice. In 2018 he received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.
'Disher is the gold standard for rural noir.’ Chris Hammer
’There is no peace for a good man when the mercury rises, tempers fray and violence simmers. This is a scorchingly good novel.’ Michael Robotham
‘Peace tells the story of a cop exiled to a wounded town in South Australia’s dry country. In this brilliant novel Disher takes his readers on a harrowing journey.’ Jock Serong
'I loved Peace. It is an an uplifting book, an utterly compelling mystery with rare heart and humanity. If you enjoyed Jane Harper’s The Lost Man, this novel is for you.’ Dervla McTiernan
‘Peter Temple and Garry Disher will be identified as the crime writers who redefined Australian crime fiction in terms of its form, content and style.’ Sydney Morning Herald
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- ASIN : B07SZ3C2FD
- Publisher : Text Publishing (5 November 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 1706 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 398 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 2,021 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Disher starts this tale off at a slow pace, mimicking the pace of life in Tiverton (a sleepy little town in N-E South Australia. Slowly the story line builds and builds. But this is not a single storyline, there are several lines building.
The "murder" is resolved with still three chapters to go but it's the way the whole story is resolved before the end of the novel that I really enjoyed.
This ha been one of the best crime novels I've ever read—highly recommend.
If you like Peter Temple (The Broken Shore, Truth etc), you’ll like Gary Disher....and if you haven’t read any Peter Temple do so immediately!
I admired the way the romantic episodes were enough to keep us interested and not have us drift from the main thread of the story.
Crooked police alway set drama and intrigue, a good read.
Philip Marlowe may have his mean streets but Hirsch shows that the dusty outback tracks are just as dangerous and compelling. Pity there's no room for more stars for Garry Disher.
A thoroughly riveting read, highly recommended.
Now I have to wait for more Hirsch yarns, along with the Bellarine peninsula stories.
I envy those who have not yet experienced Gary Disher, you're in for a fine time.
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The read is a slow burn and what turns out to be the principal storyline takes quite some time to rise to the top. If Hirsch did not feature so prominently, this probably would have been too much of a trawl. As is often the case with small town crime fiction, characterisation is strong, as are the depictions of the barren landscape.
Just needed that little bit of extra zip for me but I did enjoy spending time with Hirsch.
This is really well-written and that is what kept me reading to the end. The plot unwinds too slowly. It takes about 8 or 9 chapters before there is a serious crime committed. I would try his other titles on the strength of the writing.
Horrendous and graphic detail of animal cruelty. Very upsetting to read.
Also portrayed the Outback as a completely lawless society. Apparently the attempted murder of a policeman is a crime that does not warrant a trial or indeed any punishment.
Really didn't enjoy this book or find it gripping in any way. Just depressing and implausible. Rarely abandon a book but had no desire to finish this one.
Thought this might be along the lines of the excellent Jane Harper books.
Alas it is far from it.
Look I understand that the author is looking for something fresh in the genre and has identified the tired quotidian of the rural copper, but good god it can be boring!!!
Then into this is injected almost a separate novella of police/crime action.
Second time this rabbit has been pulled from the hat; the bunny's ears won't survive a third pulling IMO.