A gripping prequel to Garry Disher's Peace, the must-read Australian rural crime novel of 2019.
Garry Disher has published fifty titles across multiple genres. His last standalone novel, Bitter Wash Road, won the 2016 German Crime Prize, a prize he has previously won twice. In 2018 he received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.
'Peter Temple and Garry Disher will be identified as the crime
writers who redefined Australian crime fiction in terms of its
form, content and style...'Disher's eye for detail is acute and his
poetic analogies precise...Bitter Wash Road continues the
work of re-imagining the crime genre in a very Australian way, and
does it beautifully.' * Age/Sydney Morning Herald *
'Exceptional crime fiction.' * Courier-Mail *
'Disher is definitely not to be missed.' * Globe & Mail *
'Bitter Wash Road is superb.' * Weekend Australian *
'Not a word is wasted: here the ancient, bare, distinctive landscape of the hardscrabble country bordering Goyder's Line is conveyed with admirably atmospheric economy.' * Adelaide Advertiser *
'Disher turns out to be a superb chronicler of macho pop culture.' * Sunday Times *
'An absolute corker of a crime novel and puts him up there with the likes of Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin and John Harvey...This is a superbly well-plotted thriller, beautifully written-especially the descriptions of the harsh outback-and with an intriguing hero, an honest cop faced with dishonesty at every turn.' * Shotsmag *
'One of Australia's best-written crime fictions to date.' * Australian *
'Fast-paced, funny, and believable.' * Bookmunch *