Peter Temple

Peter Temple

in South Africa
January 01, 1946


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Peter Temple is an Australian crime fiction writer.

Formerly a journalist and journalism lecturer, 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. He 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 sequel, Truth. He has won five Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction, the most recent in 2006 for The Broken Shore, which also won the Colin Roderick Award for best Aust

Average rating: 3.78 · 9,244 ratings · 1,137 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
The Broken Shore

3.77 avg rating — 3,144 ratings — published 2005 — 47 editions
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3.71 avg rating — 1,716 ratings — published 2009 — 39 editions
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Bad Debts (Jack Irish, #1)

3.76 avg rating — 1,136 ratings — published 1996 — 31 editions
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Black Tide (Jack Irish, #2)

3.81 avg rating — 729 ratings — published 2005 — 31 editions
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Dead Point (Jack Irish, #3)

3.94 avg rating — 489 ratings — published 2004 — 21 editions
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White Dog (Jack Irish, #4)

3.98 avg rating — 467 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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An Iron Rose

3.94 avg rating — 452 ratings — published 2007 — 22 editions
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In the Evil Day

3.58 avg rating — 453 ratings — published 2002 — 29 editions
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Shooting Star

3.80 avg rating — 358 ratings — published 1999 — 23 editions
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The Peter Temple Omnibus: T...

4.38 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2008
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Truth The Broken Shore
Broken Shore (2 books)
3.75 avg rating — 4,859 ratings

Bad Debts Black Tide Dead Point White Dog
Jack Irish (4 books)
3.84 avg rating — 2,843 ratings

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“Man near entrance is shot in the head at close range from behind. The other two, multiple stab wounds, genitals severed, other injuries. Also head and pubic hair ignited, shot, muzzle in mouth. Three bullets recovered, 45 calibre."
Villani: “So you can’t rule out an accident?”
Peter Temple, Truth

“I said, "Thank you. Go the Saints. Goodbye." Go the Saints; I'd said it. The first time. It felt like...coming out.”
Peter Temple, Black Tide

“In the mid-1980s, on a spring Sunday morning, a Volvo stationwagon parked in Brunswick Street. A young couple got out. She was trim, blonded, tanned. He was already broadening in the midsection, sockless, short and hairy legs ending in boatshoes. From a restraining chair in the back seat, he unloaded a child, complaining, flailing. They took it into a cafe.

They were going to have brunch.

The old Brunswick Street was dead, Brunchwick Street born. There was no turning back.”
Peter Temple, White Dog



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