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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Peace
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'CONSTABLE Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-man police station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He’s still new in town but the community work—welfare checks and working bees—is starting to pay off. Now Christmas is here and, apart from a grass fire, two boys stealing a ute and Brenda Flann entering the front bar of the pub without exiting her car, Hirsch’s life has been peaceful.

'Until he’s called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street. And Sydney police ask him to look in on a family living on a forgotten back road outside town.

'Suddenly, it doesn’t look like a season of goodwill at all.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Exhibitions

20780096
18667821

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2019 .
      image of person or book cover 422921398210761573.jpg
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      Extent: 336p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published November 2019.
      ISBN: 9781922268150 (pbk), 9781925774924 (ebk)
    • London,
      c
      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Serpent's Tail ,
      2020 .
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      Extent: 384p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 8th October 2020
      ISBN: 9781788165129 (pbk), 9781782836995 (ebk)

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Works about this Work

Style and Suspense : Auspicious Times for Australian Crime Fiction David Whish-Wilson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Darkness for Light Emma Viskic , 2019 single work novel ; The Wife and the Widow Christian White , 2019 single work novel ; Peace Garry Disher , 2019 single work novel
'These are exciting times when the new normal for Australian crime fiction is strong domestic interest and sales, but also international attention in the form of Australian-only panels at overseas writers’ festivals, plus regular nominations and awards in Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Whether this is a literary fad or sustainable in the long term – with Australian crime fiction becoming a recognisable ‘brand’ in the manner of Scandi-noir or Tartan-noir – will depend largely upon the sustained quality of the novels produced here.' (Introduction)
Style and Suspense : Auspicious Times for Australian Crime Fiction David Whish-Wilson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Darkness for Light Emma Viskic , 2019 single work novel ; The Wife and the Widow Christian White , 2019 single work novel ; Peace Garry Disher , 2019 single work novel
'These are exciting times when the new normal for Australian crime fiction is strong domestic interest and sales, but also international attention in the form of Australian-only panels at overseas writers’ festivals, plus regular nominations and awards in Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Whether this is a literary fad or sustainable in the long term – with Australian crime fiction becoming a recognisable ‘brand’ in the manner of Scandi-noir or Tartan-noir – will depend largely upon the sustained quality of the novels produced here.' (Introduction)
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