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y separately published work icon Dead Point single work   novel   crime  
Is part of Jack Irish Peter Temple , 1996 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Dead Point
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form y separately published work icon Jack Irish : Dead Point Matt Cameron , ( dir. Jeffrey Walker ) Australia : Essential Media and Entertainment , 2013 6032174 2013 single work film/TV

'Jack Irish is a part-time lawyer, mug punter and finder of people who'd rather remain lost. When a high profile Judge, Justice Loder commissions him to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, dodgy drug dealers, blackmailers, and unhinged killers. Anyone who touches the red book turns up dead. Jack should follow his instinct and back away — if only the judge wasn't family. Instead he finds himself chasing the red book in a dangerous race to a remote coastal property with an ominous name: Dead Point.' (Source:

http://www.australiantelevision.net/jack-irish/dead-point.html)

Notes

  • Dedication : For Gerhard and Karin, dear friends, for all the good times : Kom dans, Klaradyn.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Dood punt
Language: Dutch

Other Formats

  • Also braille, sound recording.

Works about this Work

The Representation of Aboriginality in the Novels of Peter Temple Bill Phillips , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 20 2016; (p. 9-21)
'Identity politics is fraught with difficulties. Of few places is this truer than in Australia when it comes to the representation of Aboriginality. On the one hand the absence or invisibility of Aboriginality in Australian life and culture maybe interpreted as a deliberate exclusion of a people whose presence is uncomfortable or inconvenient for many Australians of immigrant origin. Equally, the representation of Aboriginality by non-Aboriginals may be seen as an appropriation of identity, an inexcusable commercial exploitation or an act of neocolonialism. Best-selling and prize-winning South African-born author Peter Temple appears to be very much aware of these pitfalls. In his crime novels, written between 1996 and 2009, he has obviously made the decision to grasp the nettle and attempt to represent Aboriginality in a way that would be as acceptable as possible. This paper traces the evolution of Temple's representation of Aboriginality through the three major Aboriginal characters present in his novels: Cameron Delray (Bad Debts, 1996; Black Tide, 1999; Dead Point, 2000; and White Dog, 2003), Ned Lowey (An Iron Rose, 1998) and Detective Sergeant Paul Dove (The Broken Shore, 2005 and Truth, 2009).' (Publication abstract)
Untitled David Honeybone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Crime Factory , no. 1 2001; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Dead Point Peter Temple , 2000 single work novel
Crime Jeff Popple , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 29 October 2000; (p. 51)

— Review of Dead Point Peter Temple , 2000 single work novel
Killing the Small, Sad Hours Peter Craven , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 October 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of Dead Point Peter Temple , 2000 single work novel
Jack's Thrilling Return Chris Brice , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 October 2000; (p. 21)

— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 November 2000; (p. 5)

— Review of Dead Point Peter Temple , 2000 single work novel
Dead Cert Sue Turnbull , R. J. Thompson , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 226 2000; (p. 46)

— Review of Dead Point Peter Temple , 2000 single work novel
Jack's Thrilling Return Chris Brice , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 October 2000; (p. 21)

— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11 November 2000; (p. 5)

— Review of Dead Point Peter Temple , 2000 single work novel
Killing the Small, Sad Hours Peter Craven , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 October 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of Dead Point Peter Temple , 2000 single work novel
Crime Jeff Popple , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 29 October 2000; (p. 51)

— Review of Dead Point Peter Temple , 2000 single work novel
Untitled David Honeybone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Crime Factory , no. 1 2001; (p. 57-58)

— Review of Dead Point Peter Temple , 2000 single work novel
The Representation of Aboriginality in the Novels of Peter Temple Bill Phillips , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 20 2016; (p. 9-21)
'Identity politics is fraught with difficulties. Of few places is this truer than in Australia when it comes to the representation of Aboriginality. On the one hand the absence or invisibility of Aboriginality in Australian life and culture maybe interpreted as a deliberate exclusion of a people whose presence is uncomfortable or inconvenient for many Australians of immigrant origin. Equally, the representation of Aboriginality by non-Aboriginals may be seen as an appropriation of identity, an inexcusable commercial exploitation or an act of neocolonialism. Best-selling and prize-winning South African-born author Peter Temple appears to be very much aware of these pitfalls. In his crime novels, written between 1996 and 2009, he has obviously made the decision to grasp the nettle and attempt to represent Aboriginality in a way that would be as acceptable as possible. This paper traces the evolution of Temple's representation of Aboriginality through the three major Aboriginal characters present in his novels: Cameron Delray (Bad Debts, 1996; Black Tide, 1999; Dead Point, 2000; and White Dog, 2003), Ned Lowey (An Iron Rose, 1998) and Detective Sergeant Paul Dove (The Broken Shore, 2005 and Truth, 2009).' (Publication abstract)
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