Garry Disher

Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

Blurb from the book

"Straight...an insurance investigator recalled to his childhood uncovers a body and ghosts from his past.

"Bent...an unseen stranger confuses a crime writer with the characters who stalk the pages of his books.

"Barbara Vine...a conservator restoring a flood-damaged Venice crypt suspects that he's been implicated in a murder.

"Twelve dazzling stories by an award-winning author writing at the peak of his ability, introduced by an elegant testament to the writing process itself."

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781864480252
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1997

Wyatt Butterfly

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural

COMING IN MAY:  THE WYATT BUTTERFLY

To keep his avid readers satisfied, Text is following up the release of the long-awaited new novel with a new omnibus edition of two iconic and interlinked Wyatt novels: The Wyatt Butterfly

Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

Wyatt

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled

Blurb from the Book

Wyatt's been away; now he's back.

The job's a jewel heist, quick and simple.  Stake out the international courier, one Alain Le Page.  Hold up the goods in transit.  Get away clean.

Wyatt prefers to work alone but this one belongs to Eddie Oberin - his very smart ex-wife Lydia has inside information.  Wyatt has the planning genius and attention to detail.  So what could possibly go wrong?

Plenty, if Le Page has anything to do with it.  But when you cross Wyatt, you don't walk away.

Special Interests: 
Criminal's Viewpoint
ISBN: 
978-1-921656-02-6
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

Port Vila Blues

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Wyatt snatches the cash easily enough. He bypasses the alarm system, eludes the cops, makes it safely back to his bolthole in Hobart.

It's the diamond-studded Tiffany brooch - and perhaps the girl - that brings him undone. Now some very hard people want to put Wyatt and that brooch out of circulation. But this is Wyatt's game and Wyatt sets the rules - even if it means a reckoning somewhere far from home.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
Special Interests: 
Criminal's Viewpoint
ISBN: 
9781864480252
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1995

Whispering Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural

Blurb from the book


A rapist in a police uniform is stalking Inspector Hal Challis's Peninsula beat, a serial armed robber is headed his way, and there is a very clever, very mysterious female cat burglar who may or may not be planning something on his patch. On top of all that, Challis has been carpeted by the boss for speaking out about police budget cuts.

ISBN: 
978-1-921758-59-1
Location: 
Mornington Peninsula
Series: 
Challis & Destry
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2009

Kittyhawk Down

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural

Blurb from the book

An unidentified man is fished out of the sea with an anchor strapped to his waist. And for Detective Inspector Hal Challis, this sparks the beginning of a chilling series of shotgun killings.

ISBN: 
1921145455
Location: 
Mornington Peninsula
Series: 
Challis & Destry
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2009

Paydirt

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled

Blurb from the book

Wyatt is back in a new adventure set on the far side of morality. Introduced in Kickback, Garry Disher's fast-selling, widely praised crime novel,

Wyatt reappears in the South Australian outback, intent on snatching a payroll. But Wyatt is not the only one eyeing the funds. The Outfit has business with Wyatt. It will only be finished when he faces the hitman's gun.

Garry Disher's highly controlled, fast-paced style brilliantly matches this tense, unnerving story of treachery and rough justice.

Special Interests: 
Criminal's Viewpoint
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1992

Kickback

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled

Blurb from the book

Wyatt robs banks, and lifts payrolls. Most men like him are dead or in gaol. But Wyatt stamps a cold, pitiless style on his heists - and makes sure that he never gets caught.

Now his funds are low and his luck is running out - until the day Anna Reid explains about the kickback in her partners's safe. Other players are involved: Bauer - who learnt his trade shooting blacks in Southern Africa; Ivan Younger - small-time boss; Sugarfoot Younger - sullen urban cowboy.

Special Interests: 
Criminal's Viewpoint
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1991

The Fallout

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled

Blurb from the book

In this, the sixth Wyatt novel, Wyatt takes on his most dangerous job yet - and it might be his last.

The Fallout is Wyatt's sixth job, and it takes off where Port Vila Blues left him. On a boat with policewoman Liz Redding, and a fortune in stolen gems. He escapes, triggering a manhunt, but who exactly is hunting him? While others search for sunken treasure in Bass Strait and a stone-cold killer is sprung from goal, Wyatt joins forces with hiS nephew to pull one of his trickiest robberies.

Special Interests: 
Criminal's Viewpoint
ISBN: 
9781864483307
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1997