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Under the Cold Bright Lights

Under the Cold Bright Lights

Garry Disher

  • awardShortlisted, Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, 2018
  • The young detectives call Alan Auhl a retread, but that doesn’t faze him. He does things his own way—and gets results.

    He still lives with his ex-wife, off and on, in a big house full of random boarders and hard-luck stories. And he’s still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago.

    He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick—his daughters still convinced he was murdered, the coroner not so sure. Or the skeleton that’s just been found under a concrete slab. Or the doctor who killed two wives and a girlfriend, and left no evidence at all.

    Auhl will stick with these cases until justice is done. One way or another.

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    Garry Disher
    About the Author

    Garry Disher grew up in South Australia and now lives on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. He is the author of more than forty titles—fiction, children’s books, anthologies, textbooks, and the Wyatt thrillers. Disher has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction in 2007 and 2010.

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    Extent:
    320pp
    Format:
    Paperback
    Text publication date:
    30 October 2017
    ISBN:
    9781925498882
    AU Price:
    $29.99
    NZ Price:
    $37.00
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    Praise for Garry Disher
    andUnder the Cold Bright Lights

    ‘Victorian crime fiction king Garry Disher is a literary machine…Bring on the next case.’

    ‘Well-crafted and leanly written, this tense novel grips from beginning to end.’

    ‘There are many twists to a tale that opens with one of those closely observed vignettes of outer suburban life that Disher does so well…It’s a riveting opening scene, setting in motion just one of the cases with which the amiable Auhl will deal in the most cathartic of ways.’

    ‘Garry Disher has been giving us highly intelligent literary thrillers for decades and he gets better and better.’

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