By Peter Temple
Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction.
Meet Jack Irish, legal attorney, debt collector, soccer lover, turf watcher, trainee cabinetmaker, and the most effective crime characters ever created.
When Jack gets a perplexing message from a jailed ex-client he is too deep in distress over Fitzroy's most recent loss to take a lot discover. subsequent factor Jack is aware, the ex-client's lifeless and he is been drawn right into a life-threatening research regarding high-level corruption, darkish sexual secrets and techniques, shonky estate bargains, and homicide. With hitmen after him, shady ex-policemen at each flip, and the physique count number emerging, Jack must discover what is going on - and fast.
the 1st novel within the iconic Jack Irish sequence, Bad Debts was once initially released in 1996 and gained the Ned Kelly Award for top First Novel. man Pearce stars as Jack Irish within the ABC telemovies in response to the series.
Peter Temple is the writer of 9 novels, together with 4 books within the Jack Irish sequence. He has gained the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction 5 occasions, and his greatly acclaimed novels were released in over twenty nations. The damaged Shore gained the UK's prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the easiest crime novel of 2007 and Truth gained the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the 1st time against the law author has received an award of this calibre at any place within the world.
'One of the world's most interesting crime writers.' The Times
'Having learn the hot novels of Michael Connelly and Martin Cruz Smith, i need to say that Temple belongs of their corporation. Australia is some distance off, yet this bloke is world-class.' Washington Post
'Bad Debts is terrific, quintessentially Australian stuff, choked with genuine, diehard forms, outdated tradition law enforcement officials, backstreet humour and inner-city discussion you could overhear within the bars of sure lodges, those with framed photos of horses at the partitions. it's the real article and an absolute pearler of a read.' Australian publication Review
'Like his characters, Temple has a spare, humorous supply, and a pointy eye for a target...Temple writes with the urgency of somebody who desires to disrupt an reputable research, and his tale is saved up like taut twine. Brothers and sisters in crime, worship on the Temple.' Australian
'Temple should be as difficult as nails, but in addition monitors a wickedly droll experience of humour which, just like the paintings of, say, the yank author Joe R. Lansdale, often has the reader conserving his facets with laughter even whereas immersed in a few rather disagreeable scenario...With Bad Debts Temple has created a world-class novel.' Sydney Morning Herald
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Bad Debts: Jack Irish book 1 (Jack Irish Novels) by Peter Temple