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The Dying Trade

The Dying Trade: Text Classics

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Peter Corris

  • award**Winner Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award 1999**
  • Introduction by Charles Waterstreet

    The villain was in custody as they say, but villains were coming out of the woodwork and the past was sending out tentacles which were winding around the necks of people living and dying in the present. It’s a dying trade I’m in.

    Meet Cliff Hardy. Smoker, drinker, ex-boxer. And private investigator.

    When the wealthy Bryn Gutteridge hires Hardy to help his sister, it looks as if blackmail is the problem. Until the case becomes more brutal, twisted and shocking than even Hardy could have guessed.


    Hear Graham Beattie talk about The Dying Trade and the Cliff Hardy books on Radio NZ.
    Simon McDonald reviews The Dying Trade 

    About the Author

    Peter Corris was born in Victoria in 1942, and did his undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne. He took a doctorate in history from the ANU, but in the mid 1970s he left academia for journalism. From 1980 to 1981 he was literary editor of the National Times.

    Corris’s first Cliff Hardy novel The Dying Trade was published in 1980. It...

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    26 April 2012
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    • The Dying Trade
      ISBN: 9781921921339
      26 April 2012
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