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Bad Debts : Jack Irish Tie-In Edition - Peter Temple

Bad Debts

Jack Irish Tie-In Edition

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Published: 20th August 2013
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Meet Jack Irish, criminal lawyer, debt collector, football lover, turf watcher, trainee cabinetmaker, and one of the best crime characters ever created.

When Jack receives a puzzling message from a jailed ex-client he's too deep in misery over Fitzroy's latest loss to take much notice. Next thing Jack knows, the ex-client's dead and he's been drawn into a life-threatening investigation involving high-level corruption, dark sexual secrets, shonky property deals, and murder. With hitmen after him, shady ex-policemen at every turn, and the body count rising, Jack needs to find out what's going on—and fast.

The first novel in the iconic Jack Irish series, Bad Debts was originally published in 1996 and won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel. Peter Temple went on to win the Miles Franklin Award in 2010 for Truth as well many other awards and accolades both in Australia and internationally. It has been made into a tele-movie by the ABC with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish. It will screen in August 2012.

About the Author

Bad Debts was originally published in 1996 and won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel. Peter Temple went on to win the Miles Franklin Award in 2010 for Truth as well many other awards and accolades both in Australia and internationally.

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        4.0

        peter temple,what can you say.

        By readalot

        from shellharbour , NSW, AUS

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Page Turner
        • Suspenseful
        • Well Written

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          Comments about Bad Debts:

          This was my first Peter Temple read and I can now say I have read all of his books and have not been disappointed with any of them.True Australian caricatures brought to life with a dark witty humour.One of the best things is I recognize most of the places it all takes place.Once you start it like all of his books you have to finish it.

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          4.0

          Page turner

          By Kev

          from Sydney

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            Bad language is unfortunate but quite within character. I would recommend it but with a warning about the language. I enjoyed the story. now I'm looking for more Jack Irish.

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            Bad Debts

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              • Difficult To Follow
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                I did not like this book....the bad language and swearing were rather 'over the top', making it too annoying to try and concentrate on the plot.

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                'Bad Debts is wonderful, quintessentially Australian stuff, full of authentic, diehard types, old culture cops, backstreet humour and inner-city dialogue you can overhear in the bars of certain hotels, the ones with framed pictures of horses on the walls. it is the genuine article and an absolute pearler of a read.' Australian Book Review 'Like his characters, Temple has a spare, funny delivery, and a sharp eye for a target...Temple writes with the urgency of someone who wants to disrupt an official investigation, and his story is kept up like taut wire. Brothers and sisters in crime, worship at the Temple.' Australian 'The prose is tight, the pace breathless, the dialogue inspired, and Temple's take on the Victorians' football mania hilarious.' Sun-Herald 'Temple can be as tough as nails, but also displays a wickedly droll sense of humour which, like the work of, say, the American writer Joe R. Lansdale, frequently has the reader holding his sides with laughter even while immersed in some particularly unpleasant scenario...With Bad Debts Temple has created a world-class novel.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Unlike many good crime stories, this one can be related to our immediate environment. It incorporates icons and mediums which are very much part of most Australians' lives...These are the elements which make Bad Debts such a good crime novel. From the unforgettable cast of characters to the events which pre-destine their lives, the story literally explodes off the pages.' Geelong Advertiser 'One of the world's finest crime writers.' The Times 'Having read the new novels of Michael Connelly and Martin Cruz Smith, I have to say that Temple belongs in their company. Australia is a long way off, but this bloke is world-class.' Washington Post 'Fortunately, Text Publishing last year began the welcome and long-overdue project of ensuring that Temple's entire backlist, which includes four Jack Irish novels and five stand-alones, is available on these shores...Irish is tough and resourceful, yes, but it's the way Temple brings out his fear, desire, humor, and self-doubt that ranks him among the most interesting series heroes.' Booklist US

                Peter Temple

                Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been published in over twenty countries.

                The Broken Shore won the UK’s prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of 2007 and Truth won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first time a crime writer has won an award of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple’s first two novels Bad Debts and Black Tide have been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish.

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                ISBN: 9781921758812
                ISBN-10: 1921758813
                Series: Jack Irish Novels
                Audience: General
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 320
                Published: 20th August 2013
                Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 2.0
                Weight (kg): 0.3
                Edition Number: 1