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The Broken Shore

The Broken Shore

Peter Temple

  • awardWinner, Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger, United Kingdom, 2007
  • awardWinner, Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year, 2006
  • awardWinner, Ned Kelly Award, 2006
  • awardWinner, Colin Roderick Award and H. T. Priestley Medal, 2006
  • awardShortlisted, Swedish Crime Writers Academy Martin Beck Award, Sweden
  • Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then; was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you’ve come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before.

    Then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is bashed and left for dead. Everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community; everyone seems to want it to. But Cashin is unconvinced. And as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go.

    Peter Temple’s gift for compelling plots and evocative, compassionately drawn characters has earnt him a reputation as the grand master of Australian crime writing. The Broken Shore is a novel about a place, about family, about politics and power, and the need to live decently in a world where so much is rotten. It is a work as moving as it is gripping, and one that defies the boundaries of genre.

    Peter Temple
    About the Author

    Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been 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...

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    Extent:
    352pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    11 August 2010
    ISBN:
    9781921656774
    AU Price:
    $23.95
    NZ Price:
    $30.00
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      ISBN: 9781921799181
      1 August 2005
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