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Follow the Money (Cliff Hardy #36)

3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  78 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
When the battle-scarred but indefatigable PI loses all his dough to an unscrupulous financial advisor, he has to follow the money trail deep into Sydney's underbelly--the territory of big money and bent deals--to get himself back in the black "When beautiful young women kiss you on the cheek you know you're over the hill, but I didn't really feel like that. As Wesley said, ...more
ebook, 268 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Allen & Unwin Australia
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Karen
Jan 03, 2011 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You really have to worry about Cliff Hardy. Every year he seems to dig himself a bigger, deeper more dramatic hole and he's not as young as he thinks he is.

Or so it seems from these books, but realistically Cliff is timeless. He has to be - don't try to do the maths of how old he must be - your brain will hurt or you could suddenly wonder why you're not quite such an action hero when you're nowhere near Cliff's age! Cliff's timelessness is part of his attraction, as is his blatant disregard for
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David
Aug 18, 2011 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Cliff Hardy novels were aptly described to me yesterday as tight and lean (Thanks Laura). They are not pretentious and there is no padding. They are stripped-down, gritty and entertaining crime fiction that can be consumed in a sitting or two - and this latest Cliff Hardy mystery is no exception.

Cliff as usual manages to get his nose in where it's not wanted and attract the ire of the good guys and the bad guys alike. Cardiac issues and the loss of his PI license are but minor inconveniences
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Marianne
Mar 11, 2011 Marianne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredible as it may seem, I had never read a Peter Corris novel, so I had no idea of the depth of pleasure in store for me when I began to read his latest Cliff Hardy offering, “Follow the Money”.
The GFC in full swing, ex-PI Cliff Hardy has managed, not only to lose all his money, but also to end up with a future debt, thanks to the actions of an unscrupulous and now possibly (or possibly not) deceased financial advisor. Less than enamoured by the idea of bankruptcy, Cliff decides to “follow t
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Deb Bodinnar
Sep 07, 2014 Deb Bodinnar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter Corris writes a great Aussie crime story. This audio version was very entertaining with the reader changing voices for each character, emphasis where needed and better still no fumbling over the words (which I've heard in previous Audios). Will be on the lookout for more from this Author. Even got my husband listening as we were travelling together (he never reads a novel!)
Nick
Dec 18, 2011 Nick rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book has all the Cliff Hardy trademarks --- great settings in an around Sydney, bad guys, Cliff getting beaten up, a cast of glamorous women, Cliff's ongoing disdain for the majority of the NSW Police Force. He's still working out, he seems to be drinking a bit more, still living in Glebe. And maybe that's the problem after thirty-plus adventures maybe the stories are all starting to sound a bit similar. I know I'll read the next one, and the next one, just like I've read them all so far. B ...more
Joseph Bevitt
Sydney based drama. Funny hearing so many familiar street and suburb names. Fast paced, but a bit run-of-the-mill plot wise. An easy read when you need to switch off the brain for a little while...
Bev Warren
Mar 10, 2014 Bev Warren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Cliff Hardy novel. Light, fun adventure set in Sydney.
Kathleen
will try more books of this author
Craig Sisterson
The ‘godfather of Australian crime writing’, Corris has been penning his acclaimed Cliff Hardy tales for decades. This new instalment sees the aging hero in a slump; he’s lost his private eye license and his entire life savings - embezzled by a dodgy financial advisor, who later wound up dead. But then Hardy’s unofficially ‘hired’ by a slick, desperate lawyer to find out whether the embezzler faked his own death; an assignment that has the budding granddad entwined with ethnic gangs and Sydney’s ...more
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entertaining, although this one is a bit more complicated to follow than the usual ones.
David Geelan
Aug 02, 2013 David Geelan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable. Not a lot of surprises - it's the 36th Cliff Hardy novel, after all, and we read a Cliff Hardy novel to read a Cliff Hardy novel.

Having said that, Hardy's life is moving on, with a grandchild and a coronary artery bypass, so he's doing a lot of the same things in some different ways.

Sydney - which is always Hardy's co-protagonist - has moved on too, and as ever the story convincingly fits the dirty beautiful city I love.
Cher
May 17, 2013 Cher rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was a page turner I got a bit distracted and lost who was who for a bit but another great read.
Justine
Good reliable, fun read. Enjoy the familiar locations too and following Cliff's trials.
Jane
Jun 15, 2013 Jane rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good easy read and update to the cliff hardy adventures.
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Peter Corris’s first novel was published in 1980 and he has been a full time writer since 1982. Through the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the Australian crime story was in the hands of writers producing mass market pulp novelettes, chief among them being Alan Yates (Carter Brown). Although written in Australia, these stories usually had pseudo American or British settings. Peter Corris is credited with revi ...more
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