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ISBN13: 9780312427863
ISBN10: 0312427867
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Awards

Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction 2006

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Joe Cashin was different once. He moved easily then. He was surer and less thoughtful. But there are consequences when you’ve come so close to dying. For Cashin, they included a posting away from the world of Homicide to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Now all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before.

Then prominent local Charles Bourgoyne is beaten and left for dead. Everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community; everyone seems to want it to. But Cashin is unconvinced. And as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go.

Review:

"Consider the opening paragraph of Peter Temple's novel 'The Broken Shore' and what we learn from it:

'Cashin walked around the hill, into the wind from the sea. It was cold, late autumn, last glowing leaves clinging to the liquidambars and maples his great-grandfather's brother had planted, their surrender close. He loved this time, the morning stillness, loved it more than spring.'

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"Along with giving us mournful scenes of civilization's slow encroachment on an idyllic countryside, Temple offers some provocative and painful views of Australia's inner landscape." New York Times

Review:

"Having read the new novels of Michael Connelly and Martin Cruz Smith, I have to say that Temple belongs in their company. Australia is a long way off, but this bloke is world-class." Washington Post

Review:

"Australia's finest crime writer." The Observer

Review:

"Temple's novel racked up the awards in Australia, and it's easy to see why: this deeply intelligent thriller starts slowly, builds inexorably, and ends unforgettably." Booklist

Review:

"Temple's novel racked up the awards in Australia, and it's easy to see why: this deeply intelligent thriller starts slowly, builds inexorably, and ends unforgettably." Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"Flinty, funny, subtle, and smart, The Broken Shore sags under the burden of a few too many narrative complications....But this is a hazard of the genre, and Temple ranks among its very best practitioners. (Grade: B+)" Entertainment Weekly

Synopsis:

Winner of the CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award

 

A Booklist Best Crime Novel of the Year

 

Shaken by a recent scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted to a quiet town in on the Australian coast. But soon the whole community is thrown into unrest by the murder of a local philanthropist, a man with some very disturbing secrets. The Broken Shore is a brilliantly intricate crime procedural, and a moving novel about a place, a family, politics, and power.

About the Author

Peter Temple is the author of eight crime novels, five of which have won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction. He lives in Victoria, Australia.

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stephenma, February 20, 2009 (view all comments by stephenma)
This is the best crime fiction I've read in ages.....you need to read the glossary in the back before you begin, because this is set in contemporary Australia....and a book so engrossing you won't want it to end!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312427863
Author:
Temple, Peter
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective / General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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Product details 368 pages Picador - English 9780312427863 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Along with giving us mournful scenes of civilization's slow encroachment on an idyllic countryside, Temple offers some provocative and painful views of Australia's inner landscape."
"Review" by , "Having read the new novels of Michael Connelly and Martin Cruz Smith, I have to say that Temple belongs in their company. Australia is a long way off, but this bloke is world-class."
"Review" by , "Australia's finest crime writer."
"Review" by , "Temple's novel racked up the awards in Australia, and it's easy to see why: this deeply intelligent thriller starts slowly, builds inexorably, and ends unforgettably."
"Review" by , "Temple's novel racked up the awards in Australia, and it's easy to see why: this deeply intelligent thriller starts slowly, builds inexorably, and ends unforgettably."
"Review" by , "Flinty, funny, subtle, and smart, The Broken Shore sags under the burden of a few too many narrative complications....But this is a hazard of the genre, and Temple ranks among its very best practitioners. (Grade: B+)"
"Synopsis" by ,

Winner of the CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award

 

A Booklist Best Crime Novel of the Year

 

Shaken by a recent scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted to a quiet town in on the Australian coast. But soon the whole community is thrown into unrest by the murder of a local philanthropist, a man with some very disturbing secrets. The Broken Shore is a brilliantly intricate crime procedural, and a moving novel about a place, a family, politics, and power.

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