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Torn Apart : Cliff Hardy : Book 35 - Peter Corris

Torn Apart

Cliff Hardy : Book 35

Paperback Published: 1st December 2010
ISBN: 9781742375366
Number Of Pages: 264

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Semi-retired. De-licensed. But Cliff Hardy is once again fighting for justice and tracking down evil when his cousin is brutally murdered - did the shotgun blast find its target, or was it meant for Hardy?

Cliff Hardy may be semi-retired but he's as resolute as ever in fighting for justice and tracking down wrongdoers. Hardy has never been much of a family man, so when he meets his second cousin Patrick Malloy it's like being hit with a left hook to the solar plexus - Malloy is his double. Cliff and his cousin become friends and travel to attend a gathering of the Irish Travellers - the gypsy-like folk from whom they are descended.

On their return, a shotgun blast shatters their camaraderie. But who was the bullet aimed at, Malloy or Hardy? And why is Malloy's ex-wife, Sheila, now making her presence known to Hardy? Hardy has his enemies and Malloy's to consider as he searches for a killer. Clues point in many directions - to Sheila's motives, to Malloy's suspect business dealings, to old scores being settled. The search takes Hardy north to a paramilitary training camp and to a meeting of Traveller descendants in Kangaroo Valley; everyone seems to have an interest and the playing style is ruthless. Hardy is de-licensed and out of work . . . but this investigation is personal.

About the Author

Peter Corris has been writing his best selling Cliff Hardy detective stories for thirty years. 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.

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""Torn Apart "is a fine entertainment, and Corris, the 'Godfather of Australian crime fiction, ' is a splendid storyteller. . .. Corris belongs on the short lists of hard-boiled-crime fans who like Down Under settings." "Booklist""

ISBN: 9781742375366
ISBN-10: 1742375367
Series: Cliff Hardy
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st December 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 11.1  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.19
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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