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Peace

Peace

Garry Disher

  • 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
  • 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 fifty titles across multiple genres. He has won multiple German Crime Prize and Ned Kelly awards, including the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.

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    Extent:
    432pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    4 August 2020
    ISBN:
    9781922330123
    AU Price:
    $19.99
    NZ Price:
    $24.00
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    ‘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.’

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