The third novel in the Jack Irish series won the 2000 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, and has earned its place as a modern Australian crime classic.
Peter Temple is widely regarded as one of Australia's finest writers, and his novels have been published in twenty countries. During his lifetime he worked extensively as a journalist and editor, before teaching editing and media studies at a number of universities. His novels, among them the Jack Irish series, Truth, The Broken Shore and An Iron Rose, are celebrated as some of the best crime writing in English. Temple died in March 2018.
`Another world-class crime novel from Peter Temple.' * Canberra
`It's clever, funny, exciting and exceedingly well written. The author weaves multi layers of plot, life, characters and emotions into an exceedingly satisfying narrative that grips from first to last page. If you haven't yet discovered Temple, track down his books. He's premier class.' * Daily Examiner UK *
`Temple's ear for dialogue and the vernacular was quite something-and had him compared to the masterful Detroit-native Elmore Leonard.' * NZ Metro *