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y Torn Apart single work   novel   crime  
Is part of A Cliff Hardy Novel Peter Corris 1980- series - author novel short story (number 35 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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'Hardy has never been much of a family man, so when he meets his second cousin Patrick Malloy it's like being hit with a left hook to the solar plexus - Malloy is his double. Cliff and his cousin become friends and travel to attend a gathering of the Irish Travell - the gypsy-like folk from whom they are descended. On their return, Malloy is brutally murdered - but was the shotgun blast intended for him or for Hardy? Hardy is de-licensed, semi-retired ... but this investigation is personal. The plot becomes still more personal when Malloy's ex-wife, Sheila, comes onto the scene. Hardy has his own enemies and Malloy's to consider as he searches for the killer. Clues point in many directions - to Sheila's motives, to Malloy's suspect business dealings, to his time as a mercenary in Angola.

The search takes Hardy north to a para-military training camp and south to a meeting of Traveller descendants in Kangaroo Valley. Other players have other interests and their playing style is ruthless.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Miriam, Philip and Axel
  • Epigraph:

    Irish poets, learn your trade,

    Sing whatever is well made

    -WB Yates

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 , 2010 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 240p.
      ISBN: 9781742371399 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Hot Holiday Whodunits Jeff Popple , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 January 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel ; Avalanche Pass John Flanagan 2010 single work novel
Fiction Books Cheryl Jorgensen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 - 10 January 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Vampires in LA, and Hardy's off to Ireland Jeff Glorfeld , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 January 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Men of Few Words but an Enduring Criminal Code Sue Turnbull , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 January 2010; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel ; Wyatt Garry Disher 2010 single work novel
Living in a Crime Warp Winsor Dobbin , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 7 February 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Crime File Graeme Blundell , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 February 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
The Unreconstructed Cliff Michael Wilding , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 54 no. 4 2010; (p. 119-120)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Untitled Thomas Gaughan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1 October vol. 107 no. 3 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Untitled Peter Milne , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2009-2010 vol. 89 no. 5 2009; (p. 37)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Untitled Peter Milne , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2009-2010 vol. 89 no. 5 2009; (p. 37)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Hot Holiday Whodunits Jeff Popple , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 January 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel ; Avalanche Pass John Flanagan 2010 single work novel
Fiction Books Cheryl Jorgensen , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 - 10 January 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Vampires in LA, and Hardy's off to Ireland Jeff Glorfeld , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 January 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Men of Few Words but an Enduring Criminal Code Sue Turnbull , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 23-24 January 2010; (p. 32-33)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel ; Wyatt Garry Disher 2010 single work novel
Living in a Crime Warp Winsor Dobbin , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 7 February 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Crime File Graeme Blundell , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 February 2010; (p. 20)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
The Unreconstructed Cliff Michael Wilding , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , April vol. 54 no. 4 2010; (p. 119-120)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
Untitled Thomas Gaughan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , 1 October vol. 107 no. 3 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of Torn Apart Peter Corris 2010 single work novel
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