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Peace: The second book in the bestselling Australian crime series

Hirsch series

Garry Disher

  • awardWinner, Krimi des Jahres, Germany, 2020
  • awardRunnerup, International, Deutscher Krimipreis, Germany, 2020
  • awardShortlisted, Colin Roderick Award, 2020
  • awardLonglisted, Booktopia Favourite Australian Book, 2020
  • awardLonglisted, General Fiction Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards, 2020
  • awardLonglisted, Bookseller's Choice for Adult Fiction, Australian Booksellers Association, 2020
  • awardLonglisted, Gold Dagger, Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, 2021
  • It’s been a peaceful Christmas for Paul Hirschhausen, the only cop in Tiverton. A grass fire, a stolen ute, the usual welfare checks. The big event: Brenda Flann driving her Falcon into the front bar of the pub.

    Then Hirsch is called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street. And Sydney police ask him to lookin on a family living on a back road outside town.

    Suddenly it doesn’t look like a season of goodwill at all.

    Garry Disher talks about his scorching new rural noir novel Peace


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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

    ‘Disher is the gold standard for rural noir.’

    ‘There is no peace for a good man when the mercury rises, tempers fray and violence simmers. This is a scorchingly good novel.’

    Peace tells the story of a cop exiled to a wounded town in South Australia’s dry country. In this brilliant novel Disher takes his readers on a harrowing journey.’

    ‘I loved Peace. It is an an uplifting book, an utterly compelling mystery with rare heart and humanity. If you enjoyed Jane Harper’s The Lost Man, this novel is for you.’

    ‘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.’

    ‘Mark Peace down as one to look out for, and if you have not already done so, give Bitter Wash Road a read, you won’t be disappointed.’

    ‘The cast of Peace is strong and the local colour is as vivid as ever. Disher was portraying the harshness of the Australian landscape long before Jane Harper’s The Dry ignited a new wave of Australian crime fiction, and fans of her work, and Chris Hammer’s Scrublands, will find much to enjoy here. Disher provides the complete mystery package: unobtru­sively slick detection, plenty of surprises and mounting thrills, with a protagonist that demonstrates a remarkable level of humanity.’

    Peace is marvellous, and Garry Disher, as always, is in award-winning form, creating a town so vivid and hot you could swelter just reading it – and you’d look askance at everybody you pass on the street.’

    ‘Disher is a master of crime and this has to be one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in a while.’

    ‘If you love Aussie rural noir, this one’s for you.’

    ‘A thrilling mystery with plenty of surprises.’

    ’There is very little peace in this gripping country cop procedural.’

    Peace is rural noir at its best.’

    ‘This is one cracker of a book and there will be little peace until you turn the final page.’

    Peace is a very impressive piece of crime fiction. There has been a lot of fuss about Australian rural noir in recent years, but few, if any, do it better than Disher.’

    ‘Garry Disher shows why he’s the master…A novel of sweat-inducing authenticity.’

    ’A very, very good novel.’

    ‘Disher is one of Australia’s leading crime writers. …Disher is brilliant at rural noir, capturing the stifling atmosphere of a small town where resentments simmer against the backdrop of an unforgiving landscape.’

    ‘In prose baked as hard as the sun-scorched outback, Disher summons up the muggy oppressiveness of a small town with years of buried secrets, a veteran crime writer who knows how to expertly tie together the disparate threads of his narrative.’

    Other editions ofPeace
    • Peace
      ISBN: 9781925774924
      5 November 2019
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    • Peace
      ISBN: 9781922268150
      5 November 2019