The young detectives call Alan Auhl a retread, but that doesn't faze him. He does things his own way - and gets results. He still lives with his ex-wife, off and on, in a big house full of random boarders and hard-luck stories. And he's still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago. He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick - his daughters still convinced he was murdered, the coroner not so sure. Or the skeleton that's just been found under a concrete slab. Or the doctor who killed two wives and a girlfriend, and left no evidence at all. Auhl will stick with these cases until justice is done. One way or another.
`A top-class writer.' * The Times * `[Disher's] writing is subtle, terse and relentless...understated but astoundingly vivid.' * Weekend Herald * `Disher is a world-class crime novelist.' * Canberra Weekly * `Garry Disher deserves his reputation as one of Australia's finest crime writers.' * Stuff NZ * `Garry Disher has been giving us highly intelligent literary thrillers for decades and he gets better and better.' * Australian * `Disher's terse, spare prose never falters.' * Weekend Press * `Peter Temple and Garry Disher will be identified as the crime writers who redefined Australian crime fiction in terms of its form, content and style.' * Age *
Garry Disher has published fifty titles - fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series. His previous standalone novel, Bitter Wash Road, won the German Crime Prize in 2016.