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Is part of A Cliff Hardy Novel Peter Corris , 1980- series - author novel short story (number 30 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 The Undertow
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'Frank Parker, retired senior policeman and Cliff Hardy's long time friend, has a problem. A case from early in his career involving two doctors, one of whom was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill the other and went to gaol for the crime, is coming back to haunt him. The convicted, now dead doctor may have been innocent, and Parker had been the lover of the beautiful Catherine Castiglione, the doctor's wife.

'Hardy tracks back through the now ageing names and faces, trying to tease out the truth. If the doctor was set up, who was responsible and why? Along the way Hardy encounters dodgy plastic surgeons, a broken-down ex-copper, a voyeuristic cripple and a hireling who wields a mean baseball bat.

'A charismatic player is the son of Catherine Castiglione, a super-bright charmer, who just may be Frank Parker's love child. Animosities, arrogance and ambition create a spider's web around the violence that breaks out as Hardy searches for the spider.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Tom Kelly
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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 , 2006 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 209p.
      ISBN: 9781741147483

Works about this Work

Untitled William Brown , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Spring no. 8 2007; (p. 62-63)

— Review of The Undertow Peter Corris , 2006 single work novel
Sydney by the Book Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The (Sydney) Magazine , May no. 49 2007; (p. 66-72)
Knox comments on the ways in which Sydney's suburbs have inspired a range of contemporary authors.
Severed Limbs and Mingled Heads Jeff Glorfeld , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 February 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of And Hope to Die J. M. Calder , 2007 single work novel ; The Undertow Peter Corris , 2006 single work novel
Books Fiction Reg Anderson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 February 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of The Undertow Peter Corris , 2006 single work novel
Crime File Graeme Blundell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 December 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of The Undertow Peter Corris , 2006 single work novel ; Inspector Anders and the Blood Vendetta Marshall Browne , 2006 single work novel
Life, & the Universe & Everything Peter Pierce , 2006-2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 19 December-9 January vol. 124 no. 6551 2006-2007; (p. 157)

— Review of The Undertow Peter Corris , 2006 single work novel
With Acute Native Wit Sue Turnbull , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 December 2006; (p. 37)

— Review of The Tesla Legacy Robert G. Barrett , 2007 single work novel ; The Undertow Peter Corris , 2006 single work novel ; The Murderers' Club P. D. Martin , 2006 single work novel
Untitled Sue Page , 2006-2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer vol. 86 no. 5 2006-2007; (p. 53)

— Review of The Undertow Peter Corris , 2006 single work novel
Crime File Graeme Blundell , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 December 2006; (p. 13)

— Review of The Undertow Peter Corris , 2006 single work novel ; Inspector Anders and the Blood Vendetta Marshall Browne , 2006 single work novel
Books Fiction Reg Anderson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 February 2007; (p. 22)

— Review of The Undertow Peter Corris , 2006 single work novel
Sydney by the Book Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The (Sydney) Magazine , May no. 49 2007; (p. 66-72)
Knox comments on the ways in which Sydney's suburbs have inspired a range of contemporary authors.
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