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y The Empty Beach single work   novel   crime   detective  
Is part of A Cliff Hardy Novel Peter Corris 1980- series - author novel short story (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1983 1983
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'The early 1980s found Cliff Hardy well established as a private investigator but still battling his demons...A case in Bondi attracts him as an ex-surfer and admirer of the suburb. It began as a routine investigation into a supposed drowning, but Hardy soon finds himself literally fighting for his life in the murky, violent underworld of Bondi.' (Source: back cover, 2003 Allen and Unwin edition)

Adaptations

form y The Empty Beach Keith Dewhurst , Australia : Jethro Films , 1985 Z829146 1985 single work film/TV crime detective Cliff Hardy, a private investigator, begins a routine investigation into a supposed drowning, but soon finds himself fighting for his life in the seedy, violent underworld of Sydney's Bondi.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording, large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1983 .
      3259160639489699738.jpg
      This image has been sourced from author's website
      Extent: 163p.
      ISBN: 0868612294, 9780868612294
    • Corte Madera, California,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Fjord Press , 1985 .
      Extent: 1 vol.p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 9780940242111 (pbk), 0940242117 (pbk)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Unwin Paperbacks , 1985 .
      Extent: 163p.
      ISBN: 0048200204 (pbk), 9780048200204 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Ballantine Books , 1987 .
      Extent: 184p.
      Edition info: 1st Ballantine Books ed.
      ISBN: 9780449130292 (pbk), 0449130290 (pbk)
  • Appears in:
    y The Cliff Hardy Omnibus Peter Corris , Sydney : Unwin Paperbacks , 1988 Z112993 1988 selected work novel crime Sydney : Unwin Paperbacks , 1988 pg. 1-165
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1991 .
      Extent: 163p.
      ISBN: 1863731342 (pbk), 9781863731348
Alternative title: La plage vide
Language: French
    • Paris,
      c
      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Rivages , 1988 .
      Extent: 214p.
      ISBN: 2869301472

Works about this Work

The Godfather : Peter Corris on The Gulliver Fortune Peter Corris , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , January 2015;
Empty Beaches : In Search of Australia’s Fictional Private Eyes Andrew Nette , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Los Angeles Review of Books , October 2015;
Crime Scenes : The Importance of Place in Australian Crime Fiction Michael X. Savvas , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 204-213)
'There are eight million stories about crime fiction. And this is one of them. There are two main ways in which writers use place in crime fiction. The first way is to use place to help create a certain mood and atmosphere. The second way is to use the geographical or physical features of a place imaginatively as a plot device. Sometimes the journeys that are made by characters in crime fiction serve to remind us as readers of these two major devices. Although historically a lot of Australian crime fiction has not focused on place in terms of setting, this is changing as Australia continues to change. (Author's introduction, 204)
Australian Horror Bill Congreve , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Sirius , September no. 10 1995; (p. 47-53)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel ; A Place to Fear G. M. Hague 1994 single work novel ; Darkland Sean Thomas O'Brien 1995 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague 1993 single work novel ; Circle of Light Martin Middleton 1990 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague 1993 single work novel ; Revenge of the Revenant Paul Michael Christison 1994 single work novel ; Jenny's Dance Bruce Kaplan 1989 single work novel ; Dark Places Kate Grenville 1994 single work novel ; The Mischief Makers Rosemary Barnes 1993 single work novel ; The House That Jack Built Veronica Hart 1993 single work novel
The Right Format Anthony May (interviewer), 1993 single work interview
— Appears in: Editions , August-September no. 17 1993; (p. 14-15)
Ray Crawley and 'The Kimberley Killing' Peter Corris , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Span , February no. 31 1991; (p. 1-18)
Stalking the Mean Streets of Bondi Stephen Knight , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 January 1990; (p. 34)
P.I.s, Flyboys and Colonials: The Many Faces of Peter Corris Amanda Bishop (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Editions , September no. 8-9 1990; (p. 3-5)
Untitled Don Anderson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 50-51)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Untitled Stephen Knight , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 51)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Untitled Dorothy Porter , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 51)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Peter Corris Teams up with a Scoundrel Jane Cadzow , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 28-29 March 1987; (p. 5)
Crime Writer Peter Fuller (interviewer), 1986 single work interview
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 February, 1986; (p. B1)
Real Pulp at Last : Peter Corris's Thrillers Stephen Knight , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 45 no. 4 1986; (p. 446-452)
Cult Figure Battles On Stuart Sayers , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 12 January 1985; (p. 10)
A Crackling Threat of Violence R. F. Brissenden , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 17-23 June, 1983; (p. 33)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
A New Face on the Corris Line Don Anderson , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 June 1983; (p. 37)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Sydney Shows its Lumpy Side Ray Davie , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 July, 1983; (p. 11)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Confident, Convoluted and Congenial Mark Thomas , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 June, 1983; (p. 15)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Australian Horror Bill Congreve , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Sirius , September no. 10 1995; (p. 47-53)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel ; A Place to Fear G. M. Hague 1994 single work novel ; Darkland Sean Thomas O'Brien 1995 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague 1993 single work novel ; Circle of Light Martin Middleton 1990 single work novel ; Ghost Beyond Earth G. M. Hague 1993 single work novel ; Revenge of the Revenant Paul Michael Christison 1994 single work novel ; Jenny's Dance Bruce Kaplan 1989 single work novel ; Dark Places Kate Grenville 1994 single work novel ; The Mischief Makers Rosemary Barnes 1993 single work novel ; The House That Jack Built Veronica Hart 1993 single work novel
A Crackling Threat of Violence R. F. Brissenden , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The National Times , 17-23 June, 1983; (p. 33)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
A New Face on the Corris Line Don Anderson , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 June 1983; (p. 37)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Sydney Shows its Lumpy Side Ray Davie , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 July, 1983; (p. 11)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Confident, Convoluted and Congenial Mark Thomas , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 June, 1983; (p. 15)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Untitled Don Anderson , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 50-51)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Untitled Stephen Knight , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 51)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Untitled Dorothy Porter , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Good Reading Guide 1989; (p. 51)

— Review of The Empty Beach Peter Corris 1983 single work novel
Crime Scenes : The Importance of Place in Australian Crime Fiction Michael X. Savvas , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 204-213)
'There are eight million stories about crime fiction. And this is one of them. There are two main ways in which writers use place in crime fiction. The first way is to use place to help create a certain mood and atmosphere. The second way is to use the geographical or physical features of a place imaginatively as a plot device. Sometimes the journeys that are made by characters in crime fiction serve to remind us as readers of these two major devices. Although historically a lot of Australian crime fiction has not focused on place in terms of setting, this is changing as Australia continues to change. (Author's introduction, 204)
Cult Figure Battles On Stuart Sayers , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 12 January 1985; (p. 10)
Crime Writer Peter Fuller (interviewer), 1986 single work interview
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 February, 1986; (p. B1)
Peter Corris Teams up with a Scoundrel Jane Cadzow , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 28-29 March 1987; (p. 5)
Real Pulp at Last : Peter Corris's Thrillers Stephen Knight , 1986 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 45 no. 4 1986; (p. 446-452)
The Right Format Anthony May (interviewer), 1993 single work interview
— Appears in: Editions , August-September no. 17 1993; (p. 14-15)
Ray Crawley and 'The Kimberley Killing' Peter Corris , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Span , February no. 31 1991; (p. 1-18)
Stalking the Mean Streets of Bondi Stephen Knight , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6 January 1990; (p. 34)
P.I.s, Flyboys and Colonials: The Many Faces of Peter Corris Amanda Bishop (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: Editions , September no. 8-9 1990; (p. 3-5)
The Godfather : Peter Corris on The Gulliver Fortune Peter Corris , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , January 2015;
Empty Beaches : In Search of Australia’s Fictional Private Eyes Andrew Nette , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Los Angeles Review of Books , October 2015;
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