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y The Coast Road single work   novel   crime   detective  
Is part of A Cliff Hardy Novel Peter Corris 1980- series - author novel short story (number 27 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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'Wealthy Frederick Farmer died when his weekender burned to the ground. Death by accident, the police found. But his daughter, Dr Elizabeth Farmer, a feisty academic who resembles the younger Germaine Green, hires Cliff Hardy to investigate. Is her only motive jealousy of her father's attractive second wife, now very rich?

'Hardy's search takes hims from the Illawarra escarpment to Wollongong and Port Kembla, and the police are far from co-operative as he tries to unravel the truth. He has his hands full when a panic-stricken call leads to a second case - the search for the precocious daughter of Marisha Karatsky, an exotic, dark-eyed interpreter who gets well and truly under Hardy's guard.

'Hardy has narrow escapes and people die as his probing hits nerves. Corrupt cops, compromised insurance agents, feral bikies as well as a few good guys are drawn into the maelstrom. Hardy battles on through personal turmoil and vicious opposition with all outcomes uncertain and justice a remote ideal' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Heather Wearne and Kate Ravenswood.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2004 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 224p.
      ISBN: 1741143845

Works about this Work

Crime Fiction Jeff Popple , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 20 June 2004; (p. 19)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
The Deepening Nuance of the Serial Killer Jeff Glorfeld , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 June 2004; (p. 5)

— Review of Queen of the Flowers : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 2004 single work novel ; The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 June 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel ; The Domino Game Wilson Greg 2004 single work novel ; Tree of Angels Penny Sumner 2004 single work novel
Crime Robin Wallace-Crabbe , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 June vol. 122 no. 6426 2004; (p. 64)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
Fast Track to Thrills Stephen Dedman , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 June 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
Dead-Ends Up and Down the Coast Road Graeme Blundell , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 July 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel ; Queen of the Flowers : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 2004 single work novel
Laurels for Hardy Ron Serdiuk , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , July 2004; (p. 48)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
Tour de Sleaze Cameron Woodhead , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 266 2004; (p. 54-55)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel ; Murder at the Fortnight Steve J. Spears 2003 single work novel ; Good Murder : A William Power Mystery Robert Gott 2004 single work novel ; Murder by Manuscript Steve J. Spears 2004 single work novel
Australian Crime Fiction Jeff Popple , 2004-2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 3-5)
Crime Fiction Jeff Popple , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 20 June 2004; (p. 19)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
The Deepening Nuance of the Serial Killer Jeff Glorfeld , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 June 2004; (p. 5)

— Review of Queen of the Flowers : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 2004 single work novel ; The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 June 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel ; The Domino Game Wilson Greg 2004 single work novel ; Tree of Angels Penny Sumner 2004 single work novel
Crime Robin Wallace-Crabbe , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 22 June vol. 122 no. 6426 2004; (p. 64)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
Fast Track to Thrills Stephen Dedman , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 26 June 2004; (p. 9)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
Dead-Ends Up and Down the Coast Road Graeme Blundell , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 July 2004; (p. 13)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel ; Queen of the Flowers : A Phryne Fisher Mystery Kerry Greenwood 2004 single work novel
Laurels for Hardy Ron Serdiuk , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Limelight , July 2004; (p. 48)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel
Tour de Sleaze Cameron Woodhead , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 266 2004; (p. 54-55)

— Review of The Coast Road Peter Corris 2004 single work novel ; Murder at the Fortnight Steve J. Spears 2003 single work novel ; Good Murder : A William Power Mystery Robert Gott 2004 single work novel ; Murder by Manuscript Steve J. Spears 2004 single work novel
Australian Crime Fiction Jeff Popple , 2004-2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 3-5)
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