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Signal Loss (Peninsula Crimes) by [Disher, Garry]
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A small bushfire, but nasty enough for ice cooks to abandon their lab. Fatal, too. But when the bodies in the burnt-out Mercedes prove to be a pair of Sydney hitmen, Inspector Hal Challis’s inquiries into a local ice epidemic take a darker turn. Meanwhile, Ellen Destry, head of the new sex crimes unit, finds herself not only juggling the personalities of her team but hunting a serial rapist who leaves no evidence behind.

The seventh instalment in Garry Disher’s celebrated Peninsula Crimes series sets up new challenges, both professional and personal, for Challis and Destry. And Disher delivers with all the suspense and human complexity for which readers love him. 

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.

‘Garry Disher’s crime fiction is as prolific as it is highly decorated...One for the summer holiday reading stack.’ Guardian

‘Disher dishes out yet another excellent procedural, atmospheric and dusty, thrilling and addictive.’ Readings

‘A commentary on celebrity and the influence of the media in convicting or acquitting regardless of the legal system, equity or the consequences for those involved. Most chillingly, Signal Loss portrays a world in which life is cheap and where the most vulnerable are traded and abused.’ Good Reading 

‘Disher is a world-class crime novelist, and Signal Loss is another superbly written police procedural that mixes strong characterisations with a taut, intelligent plot and biting social commentary…the Peninsula locations are richly evoked. Highly recommended.’ Canberra Weekly

‘A commentary on celebrity and the influence of the media in convicting or acquitting regardless of the legal system, equity or the consequences for those involved. Most chillingly, Signal Loss portrays a world in which life is cheap and where the most vulnerable are traded and abused.’ Good Reading  

‘Disher handles the theme of ice and its impact upon small rural communities with fascinating insight, one which will inform and sadden all his readers, but cheer as Hallis and co are able to stamp out a small part of the syndicate causing chaos for those least able to cope.’ ReadPlus

‘The plot has its share of boilerplate elements, as all police procedurals, but it’s the colourful cast of well-formed characters, with their distinct personalities, that makes Signal Loss so compelling. Readers who’ve yet to sample Disher’s Peninsula Crimes series shouldn’t be worried about coming in late in proceedings; this seventh book serves as a perfect introduction.’ Written by Sime 


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3500 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Text Publishing (31 October 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01J03ZDL8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,016 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Signal Loss is the seventh book in the Inspector Challis series by award-winning Australian author, Garry Disher. Head of the Peninsula’s Crime Investigation Unit, Detective Inspector Hall Challis has a bit on his mind: the spate of farm equipment thefts is puzzling; the ice-crime epidemic is worrying; and now the tinder-dry bushland has caught fire, leaving two unidentified bodies in a burnt-out Mercedes with stolen plates, and revealing an abandoned illicit drug lab.

On a routine follow-up to an assault complaint, Detective Constable Pam Murphy learns that the complainant appears to have done a runner; at the recently uncovered drug lab, the discovery of a child’s clothing is disturbing; and when a shooting victim is found with some rather interesting sheds on his property, Pam’s interview of the man who stumbled upon the body challenges her pre-conceived ideas.

Sergeant Ellen Destry, in charge of the Sex Crimes Unit, has her hands full too: as well as a masturbating flasher, a children’s playground photographer, sexual assaults on trains, and the molestation of an exchange student, she now seems to have a serial rapist/burglar to track down. But her small team is dedicated, determined and, if nothing else, resourceful.

Disher gives the reader a tightly-plotted page-turner that is a joy to read from the opening sentence - “Lovelock and Pym. They sounded like some kind of show-business duo – magicians maybe; folk singers”- to the final full stop. The book is filled with superlative descriptive prose. This succinct example shows how easily Disher paints a graphic portrait: “Valentine snorted, a skinny, ice-ravaged creature dressed in shorts and a T-shirt. Gummy eyes, when they finally opened.
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Garry Disher is without peer in modern Australian crime fiction. His Peninsula series is great reading not only for for the depth of character development, but he plot lines which are set in an everyday environment. He captures the mood and setting of the diverse characters and lifestyles of an area which suffers from most modern urban problems amid a semi rural area, with both wealth and welfare poverty existing side by side.

Hal Challis continues to both captivate and confuse as the lead character in these novels. He's not the typical crimefighting hero, he's just like anyone else who is struggling with his own confidence at times although he is undoubtably an outstanding investigator.
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Love to see these characters develop through this series.
This book deals with very contemporary issues facing not only large cities, but also smaller rural towns.
More please Garry.
Cheers
John
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Complex interweaving plot which kept me turning pages. Familiar setting on the mornington peninsula. A lot of characters to track.
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as I have come to expect from Gary Disher, a very good read.
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