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y Saving Billie single work   novel   crime   detective  
Is part of A Cliff Hardy Novel Peter Corris 1980- series - author novel short story (number 29 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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'When journalist Louise Kramer hires Cliff Hardy to find Billie Marchant, Hardy heads for unfamiliar territory of the far southwestern suburbs of Sydney. Billie claims to have information about media big-wheel Jonas Clement - the subject of an incriminating expose by Kramer. Clement doesn't want Billie found and Clement's enemies want to find her first.

'Hardy tracks Billie down, but 'saving Billie' means not only rescuing her, it means saving her from herself. Billie, ex-stripper, sometime hooker and druggie, is a handful. Hardy gets help from members of the Pacific islander community and others, but the enemies close in and he is soon fighting on several different fronts.

Clement and his chief rival, Barclay Greaves, have heavies in the field, and Hardy has to negotiate his way through their divided loyalties. Some negotiations involve cunning but others involve guns. The action takes place against the backdrop of the Federal election campaign, and all outcomes are uncertain.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Bradon and Trish.

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 , 2005 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 221p.
      ISBN: 1741146526

Works about this Work

Skim Barry Oakley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 February vol. 124 no. 6507 2006; (p. 68-69)

— Review of Saving Billie Peter Corris 2005 single work novel ; The Summons David Whish-Wilson 2006 single work novel
Crime File Graeme Blundell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 February 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Saving Billie Peter Corris 2005 single work novel ; Dead Set : An Brad Chen Novel Kel Robertson 2006 single work novel ; The Apricot Colonel Marion Halligan 2006 single work novel ; The Berlin Cross Greg Flynn 2005 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 December 2005; (p. 30)

— Review of Saving Billie Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 December 2005; (p. 30)

— Review of Saving Billie Peter Corris 2005 single work novel
Skim Barry Oakley , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 14 February vol. 124 no. 6507 2006; (p. 68-69)

— Review of Saving Billie Peter Corris 2005 single work novel ; The Summons David Whish-Wilson 2006 single work novel
Crime File Graeme Blundell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 February 2006; (p. 10)

— Review of Saving Billie Peter Corris 2005 single work novel ; Dead Set : An Brad Chen Novel Kel Robertson 2006 single work novel ; The Apricot Colonel Marion Halligan 2006 single work novel ; The Berlin Cross Greg Flynn 2005 single work novel
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