Peter Temple Bad Debts (Jack Irish Series)

ISBN 13: 9781743177983

Bad Debts (Jack Irish Series)

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9781743177983: Bad Debts (Jack Irish Series)

Meet Jack Irish, criminal lawyer, debt collector, football lover, turf watcher, trainee cabinetmaker, and the best Australian crime character we’ve seen in years.

When Jack receives a puzzling message from a jailed ex-client, he’s too deep in misery over Fitzroy’s latest loss to take much notice. Next thing Jack knows, the ex-client’s dead and he’s been drawn into a life-threatening investigation involving high-level corruption, dark sexual secrets, shonky property deals, and murder.

With hitmen after him, shady ex-policemen at every turn, and the body count rising, Jack needs to find out what’s going on—and fast.

An utterly compelling and topical crime tale, Bad Debts has everything—humour, action, suspense, and an unforgettable cast of characters.

"One of the world’s most respected literary crime novelists...." —The Independent

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PETER TEMPLE, WINNER OF THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD
WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF FIVE NED KELLY AWARDS FOR CRIME FICTION

Melbourne in winter. Rain. Wind. Pubs. Beer. Sex. Corruption. Murder.

A phone message from ex-client Danny McKillop doesn’t ring any bells for Jack Irish. Life is hard enough without having to dredge up old problems: his beloved football team continues to lose, the odds on his latest plunge at the track seem far too long and he’s still cooking for one.

But then Danny turns up dead and Jack has to take a walk back into the dark and dangerous past.
|PETER TEMPLE, WINNER OF THE MILES FRANKLIN LITERARY AWARD
WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER FOR BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR
WINNER OF FIVE NED KELLY AWARDS FOR CRIME FICTION

Melbourne in winter. Rain. Wind. Pubs. Beer. Sex. Corruption. Murder.

A phone message from ex-client Danny McKillop doesn’t ring any bells for Jack Irish. Life is hard enough without having to dredge up old problems: his beloved football team continues to lose, the odds on his latest plunge at the track seem far too long and he’s still cooking for one.

But then Danny turns up dead and Jack has to take a walk back into the dark and dangerous past.

About the Author:

Peter Temple (born 1946 in South Africa) is an Australian crime fiction writer. Formerly a journalist and journalism lecturer, he played a significant role in establishing the professional editing course at RMIT, Melbourne. Temple turned to fiction writing in the 1990s. His Jack Irish novels (Bad Debts, Black Tide, Dead Point, and White Dog) are set in Melbourne, Australia, and feature an unusual lawyer-gambler protagonist. In 2012, the Australian ABC Television and the German ZDF produced the first two as feature-length films with Guy Pearce in the title role under the series title Jack Irish. Temple has also written three stand-alone novels: An Iron Rose, Shooting Star, In the Evil Day (Identity Theory in the US), as well as The Broken Shore and its semi-sequel, Truth. In 2010, Peter Temple won the Miles Franklin Award for his novel Truth.

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