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White Dog : A Jack Irish novel - Peter Temple

White Dog : A Jack Irish novel


Published: September 2004
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Jack Irish-gambler, cook and cabinetmaker, finder of people who don't want to be found-has a new job, hunting for evidence that might save the beautiful sculptor Sarah Longmore from a murder rap. Jack soon discovers there was nothing straightforward about Mickey Franklin's death, and falls headlong into a world of shady deals, sexual secrets and country rednecks.


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Fairly ho-hum

By Dannoc_57

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    Comments about White Dog : A Jack Irish novel:

    A decent read, but not quite as good as I was expecting.
    Well written
    Characters interesting but lack depth

    Comment on this review

    'The author uses a staccato style, perhaps born of Ellroy but now indisputably his own, that conveys action and feelings word by word, phrase by phrase. Close to poetry, it infuses Jack Irish and his mortal concerns deeply into every page. Though plot underpins the book, in the final analysis this is character exploration at its best...I judge it to be the best Jack Irish yet. The upshot of my reading? Go for Peter Temple. His hero will stick and stick and stick.' Crime Factory 'A brilliant novel of shady deals, sexual secrets, untimely death, dark horses and a beautiful sculptor...' Weekend Australian 'This is a clever, fast-moving and multi-faceted yarn that dips into the routines and characters of the everyday, extrapolating to the extreme and the bizarre that extend beyond the best exposes of the tabloids.' Herald Sun 'Temple's clipped, observant, journalistic prose style ensures that the pages of the novel [are] turned almost unaided...Temple captures the atmosphere, mood and tempo of Melbourne-a town that is conservative, philistine, provincial, gruffly sentimental, nostalgic, sport-obsessed, materialistic and cheerfully callous. The misadventures of Jack Irish are true to that spirit.' Australian Book Review 'well-crafted characters, plenty of tough action and wry reflections on he seamier side of Melbourne life...Another world-class crime novel by one of Australia's best and most consistent crime novelists.' Canberra Times 'There's not much left that counts for a hill of beans in this crazy world, but one safe bet is a new book by Peter Temple.' Age 'A joy-ride of a book.' Adelaide Advertiser

    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.

    Visit Peter Temple's Booktopia Author Page

    ISBN: 9781920885298
    ISBN-10: 1920885293
    Series: Jack Irish Thrillers
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Published: September 2004
    Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.9  x 2.2
    Weight (kg): 20.0
    Edition Number: 1