Peter Klein

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Ring of Fire

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A fire takes no prisoners, has no conscience and destroys indiscriminately. So too, does the 'Barn Burner'.

When horse racing steward Ryan Carlisle is banished to a long, hot summer on the bush racing circuit, he's devastated. Even though this is a chance to get away from his unbearable boss, his career is at a crossroads and his divorce has left him feeling insecure. But Ryan has no time to dwell on his misfortunes: an arsonist begins torching racing stables in a string of seemingly random attacks.

Special Interests: 
Horse Racing
ISBN: 
9781742610146
Series: 
Ryan Carlisle
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2011

Punter's Luck

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

John Punter never expected his career of betting on horses to find favor with his father, a well known racing trainer. After all, he threw in those early starts cleaning out stables and riding trackwork to have a life and make a living on the punt. But his world is turned upside down when an old racing mate goes missing, big drug money disappears and bodies start piling up.

Special Interests: 
Horse Racing
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
John Punter

NEW RELEASE - Punter's Turf by Peter Klein from Pan MacMillan Australia

Book Information
Author Name: 
Peter Klein
Book Title: 
Punter's Turf
Dates: 
Sun, 03/01/2009 (All day)

John Punter, professional gambler and amateur private investigator, has seen his fair share of crime and shady dealings, both on the race track and off it. So when the daughter of a bookmaker friend is abducted, following hot on the heels of a gruesome murder after an abduction-gone-wrong, Punter's offer of help is gladly accepted.

Punter's Turf

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

John Punter, professional gambler and amateur private investigator, has seen his fair share of crime and shady dealings, both on the horse track and off it.  So when the daughter of a bookmaker friend is abducted, following hot on the heels of a gruesome murder after an abduction-gone-wrong, Punter's offer of help is gladly accepted.

Special Interests: 
Horse Racing
ISBN: 
9781405039048
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
John Punter
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2009

Silk Chaser

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

A serial killer is stalking young, female strappers. No one knows who it is, why he's doing it, or who is likely to be next. The police and the race clubs seem powerless to do anything. The women are terrified and the union is threatening to go on strike and close down the entire racing industry unless security can be guaranteed and the killer caught.

Special Interests: 
Horse Racing
ISBN: 
9781405039765
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
John Punter
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Added to MtTBR - Punter's Luck by Peter Klein

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Punter's Luck: a John Punter racing Mystery by Peter Klein - New Holland (2007), Paperback [Our New Books - LibraryThing]

I've enjoyed a couple of books from this author - Punter's Luck is the first one and I just never quite managed to remember to pick up a copy for myself.  Until I saw it last week.  Another quest successfully concluded!

SILK CHASER - Peter Klein

Author Information
Book Title: 
Silk Chaser
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781405039765
Series: 
John Punter
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Special Interests: 
Horse Racing
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Currently Reading - Silk Chaser, Peter Klein

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I know everybody likes to refer to Peter Klein as "Australia's answer to Dick Francis" but I'm not sure that's necessarily fair to either author.  Klein's writing books set within the Australian horse racing industry sure, but his central character is a professional punter (gambler) and whilst he has family connections in the training and racing side of the industry, there is a different viewpoint in the Francis books.  There's also a substantially different tone to these books than the very English feel of the Francis books - not that surprising really.

PUNTER'S TURF - Peter Klein

Author Information
Book Title: 
Punter's Turf
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781405039048
Series: 
John Punter
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Special Interests: 
Horse Racing
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2009

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