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Whispering Death (Peninsula Crimes) by [Disher, Garry]
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Praise for "Whispering Death"

"Versatile and prolific, Disher keeps this series fresh and again delivers a procedural with real authority."
--"Booklist
"
"It's hard to convey the richness and fluidity of Disher's style as he sends us along the ride...saving room for a perfectly placed line or the gesture that sums up a character...those who haven't read Disher before will wonder why it took them so long."
--"Reviewing the Evidence"

Praise for the Hal Challis series

"Terrific plot, nuanced characters and solid procedures, served up on a refreshing new turf."
--"The New York Times Book Review"

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

"First rate."
--"Washington Post Book World"

"The fifth book featuring Disher's team of romantically involved crime-solvers has them investigating the Down Underbelly of an Australian vacation spot."
--"Entertainment Weekly"

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

"Terrific."
--"Seattle Times"



"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise for "Whispering Death"

"Top-notch ... Trust me, mate: Readers will want to make a return visit to Disher's Australia."
"--The Christian Science Monitor"

"Versatile and prolific, Disher keeps this series fresh and again delivers a procedural with real authority."
--"Booklist
"
"It's hard to convey the richness and fluidity of Disher's style as he sends us along the ride...saving room for a perfectly placed line or the gesture that sums up a character ... those who haven't read Disher before will wonder why it took them so long."
--"Reviewing the Evidence
"
"Very entertaining."
"--Gumshoe Review"

Praise for the Hal Challis series

"Terrific plot, nuanced characters and solid procedures, served up on a refreshing new turf."
--"The New York Times Book Review"

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

"First rate."
--"Washington Post Book World"

"The fifth book featuring Disher's team of romantically involved crime-solvers has them investigating the Down Underbelly of an Australian vacation spot."
--"Entertainment Weekly"

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

"Terrific."
--"Seattle Times"



"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise for "Whispering Death"
"Top-notch ... Trust me, mate: Readers will want to make a return visit to Disher's Australia."
"--The Christian Science Monitor"
"Versatile and prolific, Disher keeps this series fresh and again delivers a procedural with real authority."
--"Booklist
"
"It's hard to convey the richness and fluidity of Disher's style as he sends us along the ride...saving room for a perfectly placed line or the gesture that sums up a character ... those who haven't read Disher before will wonder why it took them so long."
--"Reviewing the Evidence
"
"Very entertaining."
"--Gumshoe Review"
Praise for the Hal Challis series
"Terrific plot, nuanced characters and solid procedures, served up on a refreshing new turf."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Delightful ... BUY IT."
--"New York Magazine"
"First rate."
--"Washington Post Book World"
"The fifth book featuring Disher's team of romantically involved crime-solvers has them investigating the Down Underbelly of an Australian vacation spot."
--"Entertainment Weekly"
"Colorful.... Disher has literary talent and imagination."
--"Chicago Tribune"
"Terrific."
--"Seattle Times"

"From the Hardcover edition."

Praise for Whispering Death
"Top-notch ... Trust me, mate: Readers will want to make a return visit to Disher's Australia."
--The Christian Science Monitor
"Versatile and prolific, Disher keeps this series fresh and again delivers a procedural with real authority."
--Booklist

"It's hard to convey the richness and fluidity of Disher's style as he sends us along the ride...saving room for a perfectly placed line or the gesture that sums up a character ... those who haven't read Disher before will wonder why it took them so long."
--Reviewing the Evidence

"Very entertaining."
--Gumshoe Review
Praise for the Hal Challis series
"Terrific plot, nuanced characters and solid procedures, served up on a refreshing new turf."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Delightful ... BUY IT."
--New York Magazine
"First rate."
--Washington Post Book World
"The fifth book featuring Disher's team of romantically involved crime-solvers has them investigating the Down Underbelly of an Australian vacation spot."
--Entertainment Weekly
"Colorful.... Disher has literary talent and imagination."
--Chicago Tribune
"Terrific."
--Seattle Times
"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

Product Description

Hal Challis is in trouble at home and abroad: carpeted by the boss for speaking out about police budget cuts; missing his lover, Ellen Destry, who is overseas on a study tour.

But there's plenty to keep his mind off his problems. A rapist in a police uniform stalks Challis's Peninsula beat, there is a serial armed robber headed in his direction and a home invasion that's a little too close to home. Not to mention a very clever, very mysterious female cat burglar who may or may not be planning something on Challis's patch.

Meanwhile, at the Waterloo Police Station, Challis finds his offsiders have their own issues. Scobie Sutton, still struggling with his wife's depression, seems to be headed for a career crisis; and something very interesting is going on between Constable Pam Murphy and Jeanne Schiff, the feisty young sergeant on secondment from the Sex Crimes Unit.

Garry Disher keeps the tension and intrigue ramped up exquisitely on multiple fronts, while he takes his regular characters in compelling new directions. Disher is a grand master of the police procedural, operating at the peak of his craft.

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.

'With so many exhibitionist forensic experts showing off their extraordinary skills, it's a rare pleasure to sit down to a traditional detective story in which solid police work solves a crime. Inspector Hal Challis is very much in charge of the operations in an excellent Australian series written by Garry Disher...There are no shootouts here. Just the drama of people from very different social classes locked in battle over the schools, the services, the beaches, the views - and a way of life that has already gone behind a cloud.' New York Times

'DI Challis and his sergeant Ellen Destry...are both deftly, yet complexly drawn characters: two of the best in the genre and Disher easily one of the best writers.' Weekend Herald

'Disher is a fine writer about place and also people. Challis, in all his testiness and kindness, is a carefully crafted senior policeman...As in all the best police series, there's continuity and change...Go Garry, Go!' Sue Turnbull, Age/Sydney Morning Herald

'In all, this is a world-class police novel and Disher continues to be one of our best and most consistent crime novelists. Highly Recommended.' Canberra Times

'This is classic Disher, the taut writing bringing a complex plot into as sharp relief as the vivid settings and dread-laden atmosphere do the fully rounded characters.' West Australian

'Disher works like a biographer, calmly attempting to assemble order in his characters' chaotic lives. Disher cares about their interlinked worlds as much as he does about labyrinth plots, fetishised violence and the showy brainwork of his coppers. As always this grand master propels us methodically yet elegiacally. But he doesn't just provide classy entertainment. His fiction is a kind of social barometer of prevailing tensions in the community, especially in the outlying badlands of Australia's provincial coastal towns.' Weekend Australian


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3320 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Text Publishing (23 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081D9M52
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,263 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars 26 reviews
Patto
5.0 out of 5 starsAn attractive, incredibly resourceful female cat burglar steals her way through the plot
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5.0 out of 5 starsAnother hit!
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Mark
5.0 out of 5 starsDisher is one of the best!
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Sue Pratt
4.0 out of 5 starsLove this instalment of the Peninsula crime series
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