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Peace

Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He’s still new in town but the community work—welfare checks and working bees—is starting to pay off. Now Christmas is here and, apart from a grass fire, two boys stealing a ute and Brenda Flann entering the front bar of the pub without exiting her car, Hirsch’s life has been peaceful.

Until he’s called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street. And Sydney police ask him to look in on a family living outside town on a forgotten back road.

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 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.

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Extent:
336pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
5 November 2019
ISBN:
9781922268150
AU Price:
$29.99
NZ Price:
$37.00
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Praise for Garry Disher
andPeace

‘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.’

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  • Peace
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    ISBN: 9781925774924
    5 November 2019
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