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Peter Temple
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Peter Temple

Peter Temple was born in South Africa in 1946, and emigrated to Australia in 1980. He published nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels were 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 had won an award of this calibre anywhere in the world. The Jack Irish series was adapted for TV with Guy Pearce in the lead role. Peter Temple died on 8 March 2018.

Michael Heyward’s tribute to Peter Temple in the Australian ($)
CrimeMag (Germany), ‘A Big Farewell for Peter Temple’ 
Saturday Paper, ‘Remembering Peter Temple’ by Michael Heyward
Sydney Morning Herald, ‘Australia’s new climate of fear’ (Aug 18)

Titles byPeter Temple
  • Shooting Star
    Shooting Star
    Peter Temple
  • Bad Debts
    Bad Debts
    Peter Temple
  • The Red Hand
    The Red Hand
    Peter Temple
  • Black Tide
    Black Tide
    Peter Temple
  • The Broken Shore
    The Broken Shore
    Peter Temple
  • Dead Point
    Dead Point
    Peter Temple
  • An Iron Rose
    An Iron Rose
    Peter Temple
  • Truth
    Peter Temple
  • White Dog
    White Dog
    Peter Temple
  • In the Evil Day
    In the Evil Day
    Peter Temple