A selection of stories featuring Australia's favourite PI, plus unpublished writing by Peter Corris on crime.

For almost four decades Peter Corris was known as 'the godfather of Australian crime fiction', and Cliff Hardy has been Australia's favourite private investigator since he solved his first case in 1980. This selection of stories starts with Cliff's early days driving round Glebe in his battered Falcon, drinking at the Toxteth Hotel and taking on cases that more often than not leave him as battered as his car. As Cliff becomes older and wiser, he prefers to use his head more than his fists, but the cases are as tricky as ever and Hardy's clients lead him to the murkiest surroundings.

To further celebrate Peter Corris's legacy, editor Jean Bedford has also included a selection of his columns on the world of crime and crime writing, along with his 'ABC of Crime Writing'. From Adultery to Yeti, via Gumshoe, Hit man and The Mob, this entertaining compendium gives a fascinating insight into Peter's vast knowledge of the genre.
 

Author

Peter Corris

Peter Corris was born in Stawell, Victoria in 1942. When he was five his family left the country for Melbourne and he was educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne. After taking a Master's degree at Monash University and a PhD at the Australian National University (both in History), he was an academic, teaching and researching in various universities and a College of Advanced Education until 1975 when he gave up academia for journalism. He was literary editor of The National Times, 1980-81. He has travelled and lived for short periods in the Pacific, Britain, Europe and the USA. 

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Series: Cliff Hardy

Series: Luke Dunlop

Series: Ray Crawley

Jean Bedford

Jean Bedford was born in Cambridge, England in 1946 and came to Australia in 1947. She was brought up in Victoria and after university taught English as a second language and worked as a journalist. She was Literary Editor of the National Times and now works as a literary consultant. In 1982 she won the Stanford Writing Fellowship and travelled to the United States to take it up. Jean Bedford's short stories have appeared in Nation Review, The National Times and Meanjin. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Anna Southwood

Series: Cliff Hardy

Book Number:
43
2019

Series: Noel Baker

Review See You at the Toxteth, Peter Corris
Andrea Thompson
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Review Review - Now You See Me, Jean Bedford
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Blog #amreading Now You See Me, Jean Bedford
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 2, 2017
Review Review - Signs of Murder, Jean Bedford
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Blog Giveaway - Signs of Murder, Jean Bedford
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Blog Added to MtTBR - Crosstown Traffic Robert Hood, Spies, Lies & Watching Eyes Melissa Chan and Case Reopened Stuart Coupe
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Crosstown Traffic edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, October 31, 2008
ISBN
9781176087563
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43
Review See You at the Toxteth, Peter Corris
Andrea Thompson
Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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