Peter Temple - Author

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Four-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, Peter Temple is Australia’s most acclaimed crime and thriller writer. He is the author of four Jack Irish novels: Bad Debts  (1996), Black Tide (1999), Dead Point (2000) and White Dog (2003). He has also written three other standalone novels: An Iron Rose (1998), Shooting Star (1999) and In the Evil Day (2002).

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Dead Point

Dead Point

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

JACK IRISH BOOK THREE: FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BROKEN SHORE. 'Another world-class crime novel from Peter Temple' Canberra Times 'Peter Temple is an addiction. Read one book and you will want to read them all. Now' Val McDermid Jack Irish has a lot on his mind. His woman has an old flame, his champion horse has been put down and his gambling has left him broke. No wonder then, that he's a bit distracted from the work he is getting paid for - looking for the elusive Robbie Colburne, occasional barman. He's not the only one. Robbie's caught the interest not only of the police, but also certain dealers from the city's criminal class. So when Robbie finally shows up - in the morgue - Jack thinks he'd better start taking his job seriously. But there are those who would prefer him not to. Who don't like it when Jack begins asking questions. Who would do anything to make sure Jack Irish stays off the case - for good. Enjoyed Bad Debts, Black Tide and now Dead Point? Then discover the fourth and final Jack Irish thriller, White Dog . . .

Black Tide

Black Tide

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE JACK IRISH SERIES, NOW A TV SERIES STARRING GUY PEARCE - FROM THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BROKEN SHORE. 'One of the best thriller writers in the world' Sunday Express I went to George Armit's funeral. It was a small affair. Almost everyone George had known was dead. Many of them were dead because George had had them killed . . . Jack Irish however, has no shortage of friends. Jockeys and journos, lawyers and standover men, people in nameless occupations who aren't in the phone book. These days, though, the only family he sees are Irish men in faded football team photographs on the pub wall. So when Des Connors, the last link to his father, calls to ask for help in the matter of his missing son, Gary, Jack is happy to lend a hand. But sometimes prodigal sons go missing for a reason. And Jack soon discovers Gary Connors was a man with something to hide. Can't get enough of the Jack Irish novels? Then read the third instalment in the series, Dead Point . . .

White Dog A Jack Irish Thriller (4)

White Dog A Jack Irish Thriller (4)

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

THE THRILLING FOURTH JACK IRISH NOVEL, FROM THE FIVE-TIME NED KELLY WINNER AND SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BROKEN SHORE AND TRUTH. 'Peter Temple's fourth Jack Irish thriller is like slipping into deliciously dangerous quicksand . . . demands to be read in one sitting' Herald Sun Her name was Sarah Longmore and she was charged with murdering her former lover. When Jack Irish is asked to look into Sarah Longmore's defence, he's more than happy to oblige. After all, whenever somebody seems as guilty as Sarah does, it's usually for a good reason. But her case will prove far from straightforward, and Jack's investigation far from swift and painless. Loved the Jack Irish thrillers and now craving more Peter Temple? Then you now need to read his first standalone novel, An Iron Rose . . .

Ithaca in My Mind

Ithaca in My Mind

Author: Peter Temple Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2012

On a lazy summer morning, ageing author Vincent Duncan takes an unsettling phone call from his literary agent. Peter Temple indulges his humorous side in this scathingly brilliant portrayal of a writer past his peak.

How to Invest in Gold

How to Invest in Gold

Author: Peter Temple Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2011

The price of gold keeps on rising as the global economy suffers turmoil and low growth. Is now a good time to protect or even grow your wealth with gold investment?How to Invest in Gold is an authoritative guide for anyone thinking of buying gold and who wants to do so securely. Covering gold bullion, gold bars, gold coins and alternative ways to invest such as ETFs, financial author Peter Temple reveals the best options for those who want to safeguard their wealth with the value of gold. As well as listing the best places to sell and buy gold in the UK and around the world, he explains how to ensure value and legitimacy and explores likely returns. Before you buy a gold bar to put under the mattress, this timely and unique eBook is a must. It's the best way to be certain of retaining your wealth no matter what happens in the future.

Shooting Star

Shooting Star

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

Anne Carson: fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted. Her rich family has closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, ex-soldier and sacked police hostage negotiator. They want him to deliver the ransom money to the kidnappers. Frank wants them to call in the law, but the family refuses, since police bungling nearly cost the life of another Carson child kidnapped years before. But are the two kidnappings connected? And is greed the motivation? Revenge? Or could it be something else? To find out, Frank Calder must go beyond his brief. As Frank feverishly searches for suspects in the web of Carson family businesses and deals, marriages and indiscretions, rivalries and intrigues, he knows that if his instincts are wrong, the girl will surely die.

An Iron Rose

An Iron Rose

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/08/2011

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED STANDALONE NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BROKEN SHORE. 'An Iron Rose shows just how good he is . . . the characters are brilliantly realised' Sunday Telegraph When men in police uniforms came to execute me on the roadside, beside dark fields, it was a definite sign that my new life was over. A regular at the local pub, a mainstay of the footy team, Mac Faraday is a man with a past living the quiet life of a country blacksmith. But when his best friend Ned Lowey is found hanged, Mac - who has learned the hard way never to accept things at face value - isn't convinced he committed suicide, and starts asking questions. As Mac's search for answers pushes deeper into the past, it resurrects the terrifying spectre of what he calls his 'old life', forcing him to turn to long-discarded skills not only to discover why his best friend died, but also to save his own life. Want more Peter Temple? Then maybe suggest trying his second standalone novel, Shooting Star . . .

Truth

Truth

Author: Peter Temple Format: eBook Release Date: 11/05/2010

Inspector Stephen Villani, head of homicide in Melbourne, Australia, has a full agenda: a murdered woman in a penthouse apartment, three men butchered in a sadistic rampage, a tattoo-faced drug dealer corrupting his rebellious daughter, and a crumbling marriage. As these seemingly unrelated events begin to unfold, Villani finds himself immersed in an unfamiliar world of political scandal and ethical ambiguity. He must navigate the inept bureaucracy that is the police department, all the while maintaining a solid front and trying to keep the press, his family, and his own past from breaking him completely. With each twist and every turn of this taut crime novel, Villani is forced to question whom he can trust.

CFDs Made Simple A straightforward guide to contracts for difference

CFDs Made Simple A straightforward guide to contracts for difference

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2009

CFDs, or contracts for difference, have experienced a surge in popularity with private investors and traders. They are extremely flexible trading instruments that offer high degrees of leverage, the opportunity to go long and short and to hedge open positions in other tradable instruments. Similar to spread betting, traders can take advantage of price movements without having to buy the underlying asset, thereby avoiding stamp duty, broker commissions and 100% capital requirement issues. However, CFDs are high risk, predominantly because of their gearing exposure, and anyone entering this market should fully understand the risk and rewards before they start trading. 'CFDs Made Simple' is a short, straightforward, no-nonsense, practical guide to this exciting product written in Peter Temple's accessible style.

The Investor's Toolbox How to use spread betting, CFDs, options, warrants and trackers to boost returns and reduce risk

The Investor's Toolbox How to use spread betting, CFDs, options, warrants and trackers to boost returns and reduce risk

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2007

This book is a simple, practical guide to how you can use some of the newer investment products like spread betting, binary betting, contracts for difference, covered warrants and exchange-traded funds, as well as older ones like futures and options, to help your investing. In different ways, each of these products allows you either to: - boost the returns you get in exchange for taking on greater risk; - hedge your bets in exchange for slightly lower returns; - use much less capital to achieve the same market exposure; or - move money into and out of a range of markets and sectors efficiently. The author believes they are tools that all investors need to know about and be able to use when the occasion demands it. They should help you successfully confront any lengthy period of trendless or volatile markets. While the past three years has seen a generally strong upward trend in stock markets, this is not bound to continue. Periodic volatility is the natural order of things. Interestingly enough - despite what appears to have been a bull market - recent years have also seen increased use by private investors of many of the tools described in this book. Proof, if needed, that they work, and can be applied, in all market conditions.

Unternehmenskennzahlen

Unternehmenskennzahlen

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/03/2007

Broken Shore

Broken Shore

Author: Peter Temple Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2006

Shaken by a scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted away from the homicide squad to the quiet town on the South Australian coast where he grew up. Carrying physical scars and not a little guilt, he spends his time playing the country cop, walking his dogs, and thinking about how it all was before. When a prominent local person is attacked and left for dead, Cashin is thrust into what becomes a murder investigation. The evidence points to three boys from the nearby aboriginal community, whom everyone seems to want to blame. But Cashin is unconvinced and soon begins to see the outlines of something far more terrible than a burglary gone wrong. Winner of Australia's major prize for crime fiction, The Broken Shore is a transfixing novel about a place, a family, politics, power, and the need to live decently in the world.

First Steps in economic indicators

First Steps in economic indicators

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/10/2002

Economic Indicators are anything but just numbers - they are the keys to unlocking invaluable information about market behaviour. Covering all the major indicators reported by private and government statistical agencies - including the pricing index, employment figures, retail sales, housing - this comprehensive resource provides full descriptions of indicators and what they represent, their impact on the direction of interest rates, exchange rates, and the stock market, and how and why the market reacts as it does. The book also offers brief guidelines for gearing your investment strategies to these ever-changing economic statistics. Written in a clear non-technical terms and clearly organized by sectors of the economy, this accessible guide:takes a closer look at GDP, with an overview of the macro-economic framework using the standard national income computing methodology compares and contrasts consumer sector indicators to distinguish which series are more reliable and consistent differentiates between all measures of inflation, and makes the key distinction between inflation in the goods market and inflation in the services market explores foreign market indicators, including the monthly and quarterly indicators for the foreign exchange, domestic bond and equity markets features revealing did you know? titbits and cautionary tales, as well as special factors unique to specific indicators.

First Steps in Bonds

First Steps in Bonds

Author: Peter Temple Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/09/2001

With uncertain and volatile stock markets making many investors cautious many are turning to bonds which, whilst being by no means risk free, are a lot less volatile than shares. Many professional investors routinely use bonds - often as a core constituent of a diversified portfolio - so it is only a matter of time before private investors do the same. First Steps in Bonds introduces readers to the key issues revolving around the bond markets. It covers in detail each of the main segments of the market - government bonds, corporate bonds, Eurobonds and other types. Supported by illustrative stories, trading scenarios and worked examples, it will lead investors through the concepts whilst always keeping one eye on the reality of the markets. By cutting through all the jargon used by the professionals, the author provides you with the practical guidance and sensible strategies to enable you to trade in bonds with confidence. First Steps in Bonds cuts through the seeming complexity of bond markets and enables the reader to become familiar with bonds quickly and easily. It teaches you: what bonds are, how they differ from shares and why you should invest in them how to analyze and value bonds, and the tools needed to make decisions about them the external events and market technicalities that drive bond markets techniques for dealing in bonds, selecting a broker, and finding information on bonds the characteristics and advantages of collective investment in bonds how to deal in government bonds through online dealing services. Peter Temple worked as a city analyst for 18 years, and has been a financial journalist for thirteen. He has also been an active and successful private trader for the past 15 years. First Steps in Bonds Take your first steps with confidence.

Hedge Funds The Courtesans of Capitalism

Hedge Funds The Courtesans of Capitalism

Author: Peter Temple Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2001

Private Equity Examining the New Conglomerates of European Business

Private Equity Examining the New Conglomerates of European Business

Author: Peter Temple, Norman Murray Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/1999

Private Equity Examining the New Conglomerates of European Business a This is the authoritative work on private equity, giving the business manager a genuine insight into how this relatively new form of ownership works.a Frank Neale, Phildrew Ventures a A truly revealing insight into the world of private equity, MBOs and MBIs. A really enjoyable read.a Barrie Pearson, Livingstone Guarantee a An excellent insight into the changing world of venture capital and private equity.a Charles Richardson, Director of Corporate Affairs, 3i How should entrepreneurs and company managers seeking capital go about the task, and what can they expect if they are successful? What do private equity investors look for in the companies they back? What are the lessons from the successes and (equally important) the failures of the past? And should politicians and financial regulators be concerned about the huge investment funds now being assembled to invest in private equity in Europe? The answers to all of these question can be found in this book.

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