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The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
  

The Broken Shore

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Frustratingly brilliant! This is one of the few novels you will want to read again right after finishing it as the plot is so tightly written you need to find out where or if you missed the clues. The characters led by the flawed detective Joe Cashin are superb, set in South Eastern Australia the story is multi layered and absorbing. If you are going to buy one hardback this year – treat yourself to this.

If you like Peter Temple you might also like to read books by Peter Robinson, Claire McNab and Barbara Nadel.

Synopsis

The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

Broken by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled the city and returned to his
hometown to run its one-man police station while his wounds heal and the nightmares fade. He lives a quiet life with his two dogs in the tumbledown wreck his family home has become. It’s a peaceful existence – ideal for the rehabilitating man.

But his recovery is rudely interrupted by a brutal attack on Charles Bourgoyne, a prominent
member of the local community. Suspicion falls on three young men from the local Aboriginal community. But Cashin’s not so sure and as the case unfolds amid simmering corruption and prejudice, he finds himself holding on to something that it might be better to let go.

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"...a towering achievement that brings alive a landscape as ferocious as any other and a motley assortment of characters whose clashes and prickly relationships come alive on the page to stunning effect. The sense of place is stifling in its intensity, and seldom has a waltz of the damned proven so venomous and hypnotic. Indispensable." Maxim Jakubowski, The Guardian

About the Author

Peter Temple
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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Book Info

Publication date

21st June 2006

Author

Peter Temple

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Hardback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781905204434

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

Publisher's Website

www.quercusbooks.co.uk

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