Fawcett

White Meat

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

He needs a nice smooth job, something to pay the bills - and keep his glass filled. But smooth this one isn't. Ted Tarleton is a very rich bookie whose beautiful, spoiled daughter, Noni, is missing. Tarleton wants Hardy to find her.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
0449130274
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Fawcett
Year of Publication: 
1981

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

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

The Greenwich Apartments

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Is brilliant young film maker Carmel Wise the innocent victim of gangland violence or is she enmeshed in a pornography racket as the press and the police imply?

Carmel's businessman father hires Cliff Hardy to find the real reason 'the video girl' was shot dead outside the Greenwich Apartments in Kings Cross.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
044914514X
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Fawcett
Year of Publication: 
1988

The Dying Trade

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Hardy needs work. In fact, he's the type of detective who never turns down a case. He can't afford to.

So when wealthy Bryn Gutteridge, a real estate heir who amuses himself by shooting seagulls, asks Hardy to find out who has been threatening his twin sister, Susan, the private eye agrees. And finds himself on a case that turns more brutal every day.

First Gutteridge's butler is murdered. Then his pretty young stepmother is badly beaten. Hardy himself takes a few punches. And before long it's hard to tell the victims from the villains.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
0449130304
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Fawcett
Year of Publication: 
1980

Deal Me Out

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Cliff Hardy starts out to help a friend but before long he's looking for an enemy - William Mountain: a boozer, TV scriptwriter, would-be novelist who is missing and searching for adventure.

Mountain's adventure is Hardy's 'case' which rapidly becomes a case he would rather not have. Mountain is the dealer in a deadly game and the hands he deals become more and more bizarre...

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
0449132293
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Fawcett
Year of Publication: 
1987

The Big Drop

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

A client happens to fall from the twentieth story of a building; a rock star goes missing; an erotic Mongol scroll vanishes; a film star has a problem that has nothing to do with creativity - it's all in a day's work for Cliff Hardy. Yachts dance on the sparkling waters of the harbour, and the back alleys are busy; the city's high and low classes go about their daily business.
 
But nothing really surprises Hardy; and, for a hundred and twenty-five a day (plus expenses), he'll provide a few surprises of his own...
Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
0449132285
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Richard Browning
Publisher: 
Fawcett
Year of Publication: 
1988