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The Big Score : Cliff Hardy : Book 32 - Peter Corris

The Big Score

Cliff Hardy : Book 32

Paperback Published: December 2007
ISBN: 9781741752236
Number Of Pages: 228

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Murder, blackmail, embezzlement - Hardy has his hands full and more in this new collection of short stories.

True to form, Cliff doesn't waste words or pull punches as he untangles an ugly divorce, investigates the killing of a drinking buddy, and takes care of a nasty case of blackmail. The eleven tales are set in Cliff's Sydney, a place of thugs, mid-morning beers and crooked cops. 'Until you've read the Cliff Hardy series, you can't call yourself an aficionado of Aussie detective fiction.' - The Age 'Corris writes about [Sydney] in the way that Ian Rankin writes about Edinburgh.' - The Sydney Morning Herald.

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Peter Corris is best known as the 'father' of Australian crime fiction through his Cliff Hardy detective stories. He's written many other books, including a very successful biography of Fred Hollows and a collection of short stories revolving around the game of golf.

Ram raidp. 1
Copper nailsp. 17
D-i-v-o-r-c-ep. 31
The big scorep. 41
Crime writingp. 69
Blackmailp. 89
Last will & testamentp. 113
Break pointp. 147
Worst case scenariop. 163
Bookwormp. 175
Patriotismp. 191
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ISBN: 9781741752236
ISBN-10: 174175223X
Series: CLIFF HARDY
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: December 2007
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1

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Peter Corris

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Peter Corris was born in Stawell, Victoria in 1942. When he was five his family left the country for Melbourne and he was educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne. After taking a Master's degree at Monash University and a PhD at the Australian National University (both in History), he was an academic, teaching and researching in various universities and a College of Advanced Education until 1975 when he gave up academia for journalism. He was literary editor of The National Times, 1980-81. He married writer Jean Bedford and they have three daughters. He lived in Sydney until his death in August 2018. Corris was posthumously awarded the inaugural Danger Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

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