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Consolation: The third book in the bestselling Australian crime series, winner of the 2021 Best Crime Fiction Ned Kelly Award

Hirsch series

Garry Disher

  • awardWinner, Best Crime Fiction, Ned Kelly Awards, Australian Crime Writers Association, 2021
  • awardShortlisted, Colin Roderick Award, 2021
  • In Consolation, Tiverton’s only police officer Constable Paul Hirschhausen is dealing with a snowdropper. Someone is stealing women’s underwear, and Hirsch knows how that kind of crime can escalate. Then two calls come in: a teacher who thinks a child may be in danger at home. A father on the rampage over at the primary school.

    Hirsch knows how things like that can escalate, too. Families under pressure. Financial problems. But it’s always a surprise when the killing starts.


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    Garry Disher
    About the Author

    Garry Disher has published sixty titles across multiple genres. With a growing international reputation for his best-selling crime novels, he has won four German and three Australian awards for best crime novel of the year, and been longlisted twice for a British CWA Dagger award. In 2018 he received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    Praise for Garry Disher

    Consolation is a very impressive piece of crime fiction. It holds attention, impresses with its depth and raises important issues, while being very entertaining. It once more confirms Disher’s place as the master of outback noir.’

    ‘Well written and very entertaining, Consolation cements Disher’s place as the master of outback noir.’

    ‘Garry Disher may not have quite the same level of name recognition as fellow bestselling Australian rural noir writers such as Jane Harper and Chris Hammer, but he has long been one of the genre’s best.’

    ‘There are few better explorers of Australia’s rural heart in any genre than Garry Disher.’

    ‘Garry Disher’s novels are an essential and influential part of Australian crime fiction.’

    ’Sheer class.’

    ‘This is a book that cannot be praised enough… Read it.’

    ‘The outback noir master returns to Tiverton and it’s only cop Paul ‘Hirsch’ Hirschhausen.’

    ‘Rural noir has really become the new big thing in Australian crime fiction, and a lot of the credit for that has to go to Garry Disher. He comes from this world, he knows it, and he writes with great empathy for the people who live there and the way the rhythms of nature affect every single aspect of life. His ability to draw vivid word pictures, and his willingness to trust his readers to interpret them – and the things he leaves unsaid – put his books head and shoulders above the pack.’

    Other editions ofConsolation
    • Consolation
      ISBN: 9781925923698
      3 November 2020
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    • Consolation
      ISBN: 9781922330260
      3 November 2020