Crime Fiction

Salt & Blood

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

I reached gingerly to the back of my head and felt the blood in my hair and the tenderness underneath it. How do they check if a footballer's concussed? Ask him if knows what day it is. I thought I did. I was pretty sure.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1863253742
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2002

The Reward

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

With his PEA licence restored and strapped for cash, Cliff Hardy is reluctantly drawn into a scheme to claim the reward on a 17-year-old abduction case.

Hardy is distracted by a hot new lover, but when one of the schemers ends up dead, the case gets his full attention. Who paid the cops to suppress the ransom note and how come they're always one step ahead of Hardy?

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
073380070X
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
1997

The Other Side of Sorrow

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Corruption, murder and a missing girl: routine for Cliff Hardy - except this time it's personal. Cliff Hardy is stunned to get a phone call from his ex-wife Cynthia. It's been over 20 years since she last shouted she never wanted to see him again... and she was never a woman to change her mind.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1863251855
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
1999

O'Fear

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Everybody liked Barnes Todd: Korean War veteran, slightly dodgy businessman, good drinking mate. When he was wiped out in a car sout of Sydney, people were lining up to say how sorry they were.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1863403019
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Bolinda
Year of Publication: 
1991

Matrimonial Causes

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

'Tell me about your first case Cliff. You must remember it.'  'Sure, but Christ, I haven't thought of that in a long, long time.'  'What was it about?'

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
0440217474
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Dell
Year of Publication: 
1994

Master's Mates

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When rich, attractive Lorraine Master hires Cliff Hardy to investigate the circumstances surrounding her husband's conviction for smuggling heroin from New Caledonia, Hardy welcomes the assignment. A week on generous expenses sniffing about under the tropical sky, escape from a cold, dry spell in Sydney - just the job. But Stewart Master's mates in Noumea prove to be a difficult and dangerous bunch.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1741141362
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2003

The Marvelous Boy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

It's no secret that the people who hire Hardy have nowhere else to turn. Take Lady Catherine Chatterton, widow of the eminent judge.

She's desperate to hand down the mantle of her husband's legal reign (not to mention the money) to someone more deserving than her boozy daughter Bettina.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
0449130282
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Fawcett
Year of Publication: 
1986

Man in the Shadows

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Gareth Grenway wasn't all he seemed, but Cliff Hardy was used to that. What he wasn't used to was the shadowy world Greenway leads him into: neurosurgeons, mental patients, AIDS sufferers, all negotiating a landscape of dreams and delusions.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
0043202268
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1988

Make Me Rich

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Cliff Hardy is at the party to look after the paintings and throw out the drunks - gently.

But there he meets Helen Broadway, who interests him; and Paul Guthrie, who wants Hardy to look for his stepson, Ray. Hardy delves into the sleazy Kings Cross backstreets and lowdown pubs, following a twisting path laid by a hitman, a criminal with heavy political protection, and a seedy alcoholic member of his own profession. There's scarcely enough time for Helen Broadway, interesting though she still is.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
0449130215
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Fawcett
Year of Publication: 
1987

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