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Is part of A Cliff Hardy Novel Peter Corris , 1980- series - author novel short story (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1980... 1980 The Dying Trade
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'Meet Cliff Hardy. Smoker, drinker, ex-boxer. And private investigator.

When the wealthy Bryn Gutteridge hires Hardy to help his sister, it looks as if blackmail is the problem. Until the case becomes more brutal, twisted and shocking than even Hardy could have guessed.' (Text Classics blurb)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Text Publishing , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Dying Trade : Introduction, Charles Waterstreet , single work criticism

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: McGraw-Hill , 1980 .
      image of person or book cover 7508627586647693276.jpg
      This image has been sourced from author's website
      Extent: 229p.
      ISBN: 007072928X
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1982 .
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      Extent: 232p.
      ISBN: 0330270206
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon A Cliff Hardy Collection Peter Corris , Sydney : Pan , 1986 Z562642 1986 selected work novel crime Sydney : Pan , 1986 pg. 5-235
    Note: Bound with The Marvellous Boy and White Meat in A Cliff Hardy Collection.
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Ballantine Books ,
      1986 .
      Extent: 245p.
      ISBN: 0449130304; 9780449130308
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
      image of person or book cover 4834526851067343228.jpg
      Extent: 362p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 26 April 2012.
      ISBN: 9781921921339 (ebk.), 9781921922176 (pbk.)
      Series: y separately published work icon Text Classics Text Publishing (publisher), Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2012- Z1851461 2012 series - publisher novel 'Great books by great Australian storytellers.' (Text website.)
Alternative title: Des Morts dans l'âme
Language: French
    • Paris,
      c
      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Rivages ,
      1988 .
      Extent: 304p.
      ISBN: 2869301863; 9782869301863
    • Paris,
      c
      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Rivages ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 304p.
      ISBN: 2869301863; 9782869301863

Works about this Work

The Godfather : Peter Corris on Being Reviewed Peter Corris , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , November 2016;
‘There’s a Dead Body in My Library’ : Crime Fiction Texts and the History of Libraries Rachel Franks , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Library Journal , vol. 64 no. 4 2015; (p. 288-300)
'Since the publication of Australia’s first crime novel in 1830, Australians have read crime fiction for entertainment, for the reassurance that wrongdoers will be punished, and to test their deductive skills against those of their favourite sleuth. The novels, short stories and plays within the crime fiction genre that have been produced in Australia between colonial times and the present day also offer opportunities to investigate a particular place or a particular time. Indeed, many crime fiction writers have mastered the art of recreating settings in both rural and metropolitan landscapes. The details provided within these works ultimately reveal a culprit (usually a murderer), yet they also outline the availability of certain products, bus and train timetables, the floor plans of local hotels or world-famous buildings and numerous other particulars, thus providing a rich, if surprising, source of material for the merely curious and the professional researcher. Crime fiction stories set within libraries present a history of the information services profession. This paper demonstrates how crime fiction can provide an important supplement to more traditional historical sources, with a focus on how the genre has documented some of the major changes within libraries over the last 75 years, since 1939.' (Publication abstract)
[Review] The Dying Trade Julie Koh , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Dying Trade Peter Corris , 1980 single work novel
Matehsip and Murder Charles Waterstreet , 2012 extract criticism (The Dying Trade : Introduction)
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 April 2012; (p. 35)
Charles Waterstreet discusses Peter Corris's 'distinctly Australian strain of crime fiction'. (Editor's abstract)
The Dying Trade : Introduction Charles Waterstreet , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dying Trade 2012;
[Review] The Dying Trade Julie Koh , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Dying Trade Peter Corris , 1980 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)
Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
The Dying Trade : Introduction Charles Waterstreet , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Dying Trade 2012;
Matehsip and Murder Charles Waterstreet , 2012 extract criticism (The Dying Trade : Introduction)
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 April 2012; (p. 35)
Charles Waterstreet discusses Peter Corris's 'distinctly Australian strain of crime fiction'. (Editor's abstract)
Cult Figure Battles On Stuart Sayers , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 12 January 1985; (p. 10)
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