Garry Disher

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Another Wyatt book, another "for pleasure" reread.

From the Blurb:

Wyatt is broke - and angry.  The Mesics took his money a year ago.  It's time to get it back.

The Outfit has other plans.  They want Wyatt dead.  $40,000 is a small price to pay to make it happen.

Opening Lines:

The stranger appeared just after lunch on day one of Wyatt's operation against the Mesics.

Shadow Alley

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Nine tautly plotted stories of crime and detection ranging from the darkly dangerous to the frankly comical.  All with young adult central characters - some authors have taken their own characters back to their childhood - others have created completely new characters.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Young Adult
ISBN: 
1862912408

Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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

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

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

Wyatt

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
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