Bad Debts

Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921961562
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Melbourne in winter. Rain. Wind. Pubs. Beer. Sex. Corruption. Murder. A phone message from ex-client Danny McKillop doesn’t ring any bells for Jack Irish. Life is hard enough without having to dredge up old problems: his beloved football team continues to lose, the odds on his latest plunge at the track seem far too long and he’s still cooking for one. But then Danny turns up dead and Jack has to take a walk back into the dark and dangerous past. Peter Temple is widely regarded as one of Australia’s finest writers, and his novels have been published in twenty countries. During his lifetime he worked extensively as a journalist and editor, before teaching editing and media studies at a number of universities. His novels, among them the Jack Irish series, Truth, The Broken Shore and An Iron Rose, are celebrated as some of the best crime writing in English. Temple died in March 2018. ‘Bad Debts is wonderful, quintessentially Australian stuff, full of authentic, diehard types, old culture cops, backstreet humour and inner-city dialogue you can overhear in the bars of certain hotels, the ones with framed pictures of horses on the walls. It is the genuine article and an absolute pearler of a read.’ Australian Book Review ‘Like his characters, Temple has a spare, funny delivery, and a sharp eye for a target...Temple writes with the urgency of someone who wants to disrupt an official investigation, and his story is kept up like taut wire. Brothers and sisters in crime, worship at the Temple.’ Australian ‘The prose is tight, the pace breathless, the dialogue inspired, and Temple’s take on the Victorians’ football mania hilarious.’ Sun-Herald ‘Temple can be as tough as nails, but also displays a wickedly droll sense of humour which, like the work of, say, the American writer Joe R. Lansdale, frequently has the reader holding his sides with laughter even while immersed in some particularly unpleasant scenario...With Bad Debts Temple has created a world-class novel.’ Sydney Morning Herald ‘Unlike many good crime stories, this one can be related to our immediate environment. It incorporates icons and mediums which are very much part of most Australians’ lives...These are the elements which make Bad Debts such a good crime novel. From the unforgettable cast of characters to the events which pre-destine their lives, the story literally explodes off the pages.’ Geelong Advertiser 'One of the world’s finest crime writers.’ The Times ‘Having read the new novels of Michael Connelly and Martin Cruz Smith, I have to say that Temple belongs in their company. Australia is a long way off, but this bloke is world-class.’ Washington Post ‘Fortunately, Text Publishing last year began the welcome and long-overdue project of ensuring that Temple’s entire backlist, which includes four Jack Irish novels and five stand-alones, is available on these shores...Irish is tough and resourceful, yes, but it’s the way Temple brings out his fear, desire, humor, and self-doubt that ranks him among the most interesting series heroes.’ Booklist US

Vergessene Schuld

Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641029589
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Der atemberaubende Auftakt der brillanten Krimiserie mit dem Anwalt Jack Irish Ein Unfall mit tödlichem Ende. Ein Mann, der sich an nichts erinnern kann. Ein Kriminalfall, der immer neue blutige Opfer fordert ... Vor zwölf Jahren wurde Danny McKillop verurteilt, weil er eine Frau überfahren und anschließend Fahrerflucht begangen hatte. McKillop hatte stets behauptet, sich nicht an den Unfall erinnern zu können. Nun, Jahre nach seiner Haftentlassung, meldet er sich plötzlich bei seinem damaligen Anwalt, Jack Irish. Doch bevor die beiden sich treffen können, ist Danny tot – ermordet. Kurz darauf wird auch ein ehemaliger Zeuge des damaligen Unfalls getötet, und Jack Irish begreift, dass die Wahrheit über den damaligen Fall tödlich ist ...

Vergessene Schuld

Author: Peter Temple
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ISBN: 9783442463954
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Der atemberaubende Auftakt der brillanten Krimiserie mit dem Anwalt Jack Irish Ein Unfall mit tödlichem Ende. Ein Mann, der sich an nichts erinnern kann. Ein Kriminalfall, der immer neue blutige Opfer fordert ... Vor zwölf Jahren wurde Danny McKillop verurteilt, weil er eine Frau überfahren und anschließend Fahrerflucht begangen hatte. McKillop hatte stets behauptet, sich nicht an den Unfall erinnern zu können. Nun, Jahre nach seiner Haftentlassung, meldet er sich plötzlich bei seinem damaligen Anwalt, Jack Irish. Doch bevor die beiden sich treffen können, ist Danny tot - ermordet. Kurz darauf wird auch ein ehemaliger Zeuge des damaligen Unfalls getötet, und Jack Irish begreift, dass die Wahrheit über den damaligen Fall tödlich ist ...

Die Schuld vergangener Tage

Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
ISBN: 3641167337
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Mac Faraday glaubt nicht, dass sich sein Freund Ned das Leben genommen hat. Er beginnt auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln, denn wenn es nicht Selbstmord war, muss es Mord gewesen sein. Faradays Nachforschungen führen ihn zu einer Erziehungsanstalt. Dabei entdeckt er eine Mädchenleiche in einem stillgelegten Bergwerksschacht. Nach und nach kommt Faraday denen auf die Spur, die zahllose Mädchen aus der Erziehungsanstalt missbraucht haben. Je näher er der Wahrheit kommt, desto mehr bringt ihn seine Recherche selbst in Gefahr. Präzise und lakonisch zeigt Temple die dunklen Seiten des fünften Kontinents.

The Jack Irish Quinella

Author: Peter Temple
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781921145704
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The classic first two Jack Irish novels together in the one volume. BAD DEBTS:Danny McKillop's dead and no one cares much except his wife. And Jack Irish, because now that's twice he's let McKillop down. But when he starts digging for information, he turns over some rocks that certain people want very badly to stay unturned. BLACK TIDE:Jack Irish believes in the simple things: quality cabinetmaking, good food, an honest bet. But when an old friend of his father asks for help, it seems some things aren't straightforward at all. Fathers and sons. Promises and debts. Money and murder.

Spur ins Nichts

Author: Peter Temple
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783442463961
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Spannung vom Feinsten Anwalt Jack Irish sagt sofort zu, als Des Connor, ein alter Freund seines Vaters, ihn um Hilfe bei der Suche nach seinem missratenen Sohn Gary bittet. Der Grund für Garys Verschwinden scheint auf der Hand zu liegen: Er schuldet seinem Vater eine größere Summe Geld. Doch als einer von Garys Freunden ermordet wird, zu dem Gary als Letzter Kontakt hatte, ist Jack klar, dass Des Sohn nicht wegen der Geldprobleme abgetaucht ist. Bei seinen Nachforschungen gerät Jack immer tiefer in ein Netz aus Lügen, Verrat und Korruption, das sich bis in höchste Regierungskreise erstreckt. Der packende neue Fall für Anwalt Jack Irish.

Wahrheit

Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641066816
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Ein großer Spannungsroman über die trostlose Moral einer Gesellschaft, in der Mord zum Tagesgeschäft gehört Es ist die Zeit der großen Waldbrände, die alles zu vernichten scheinen und auch die Stadt Melbourne bedrohen. In einem neu erbauten Luxuskomplex wird eine junge Frau ermordet aufgefunden. Stephen Villani, der die Ermittlungen leitet, wird von der Politik an der Aufklärung gehindert. Aber es beschäftigt ihn nicht nur die Frage, warum der Mord vertuscht werden soll. Die Ermordete sieht aus wie seine jüngste Tochter, die spurlos verschwunden ist. Und diese familiäre Situation zermürbt ihn mehr als der frustrierende Polizeialltag. »Wahrheit« ist ein überaus eindringlicher Roman über einen Mann, eine Familie, eine Stadt und einen fernen Kontinent. Es geht um Gewalt, Mord, Liebe, Korruption, Ehre und Betrug. Und es geht um Wahrheit. Peter Temples neuer Roman wurde vielfach ausgezeichnet, u. a. mit dem Victorian Premier’s Award und dem Miles Franklin Award – als bester australischer Roman.

Dead Point

Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1922148385
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Winner, Ned Kelly Award, Best Crime Novel, 2000 It takes a lot to rattle Jack Irish but, as Melbourne descends into a cold, wet winter, his mood is on the same trajectory. The woman in Jack's life has reconnected with an old flame. He has gambled and lost massively and seen a champion horse put down. It's not surprising that Jack's mind is not fully on the job he's being paid to do: find Robbie Colburne, occasional barman. But when Jack does get serious, he finds the freelance drink-dispenser is of great interest to some powerful people, people with very bad habits and a distinct lack of respect for the criminal justice system...Any lapse in concentration could prove fatal. 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 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first time a crime writer has won an award of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple's first two novels Bad Debts and Black Tide have been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish. They screened on the ABC in August, 2012. 'Another world-class crime novel from Peter Temple.' Canberra Times 'Temple writes...with enough insight and passion to make the reader ask exactly where the boundary lies between genre fiction and serious literary fiction.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Temple is as dark and mean, as cool and as mesmerising, as any James Ellroy or Elmore Leonard with whom you might kill the small or sad hours.' Peter Craven, Age 'Temple's work is spare, deeply ironic; his wit, like the local beer, as cold as a dental anaesthetic.' Graeme Blundell, Australian 'It's clever, funny, exciting and exceedingly well written. The author weaves multi layers of plot, life, characters and emotions into an exceedingly satisfying narrative that grips from first to last page. If you haven't yet discovered Temple, track down his books. He's premier class.' Daily Examiner UK

An Iron Rose Text Classics

Author: Peter Temple
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921921900
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The classic thriller by the five-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award. Introduction by Les Carlyon. When Mac Faraday's best friend is found hanging, the assumption is suicide. But Mac is far from convinced, and he's a man who knows not to accept things at face value. A regular at the local pub, a mainstay of the footy team, Mac is living the quiet life of a country blacksmith - a life connected to a place, connected to its people. But Mac carries a burden of fear and vigilance from his old life. And as this past of secrets, corruption, abuse and murder begins to close in, he must turn to long-forgotten resources to hang on to everything he holds dear, including his own life. Peter Temple is one of Australia's finest writers, the winner of Australia's premier prize for literature in 2010, the Miles Franklin Award, and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for his novel Truth. Born in South Africa, Peter Temple settled in Australia in 1980 and worked as a journalist and teacher before becoming a full-time novelist. Temple has written nine novels and has won the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction five times. Les Carlyon is the author of Gallipoli, a bestseller in Australia, Britain and New Zealand, The Great War, which was voted book of the year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and The Master: A Personal Portrait of Bart Cummings. 'Peter Temple has a way with words and the richness of his language alone makes this book rewarding...This is a great book.' Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review 'Temple invests his characters' thought, speech, and deeds with an arresting immediacy and freshness.' Booklist 'A wonderfully controlled piece of writing with some delightfully wry observations...the quality of the prose alone makes the book worth reading.' Opinionator 'A must for thriller seekers.' Who Weekly 'Fast, funny and assured.' Australian Book Review 'The coolest and most elegant of Australian crime writers.' Age 'Temple is a phenomenon.' Sydney Morning Herald 'An Iron Rose has Temple's usual grizzled police veteran as the central character, a despicable and mystifying crime and a support crew of goodies and baddies...Temple's dry Australian vernacular and wit should be required reading for everyone above the age of 16. This edition is introduced by Les Carlyon, a better match for Temple's writing I could not imagine.' Melbourne Weekly