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Wet Graves (Cliff Hardy #13)
by Peter Corris
A growing number of old men are suspiciously dying one by one, and P.I. Cliff Hardy soon pieces together the one thing they each have in common--the Sydney Harbor Bridge. The troubled waters beneath the city's bridge have become a serial killer's battle ground, and Hardy must decipher the motive in order to catch up with the madman. Targeted ads. First U.S. publication.
Mass Market Paperback
Published July 1st 1995 by Dell
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Oct 06, 2016 Chris rated it liked it · review of another edition
This is the first Cliff Hardy yarn I've read since my late teens/early twenties. The first time I went on an adventure with the private detective I was not long out of school and living in Sydney and it was the first time I'd read a book where the landscapes, streets and points of interest were all local. I clearly remember Cliff pelting down Anzac Parade trying to lose someone following him, and in my mind I was urging him to turn into High Street (where I lived in 84)... and he did. There's ...more
Aug 02, 2016 Robert Scott rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A landscape developer hires Cliff to find her father who has disappeared after last being seen on the Harbor Bridge and the police claim it is suicide. Hardy has also received notification that he is to appear before a review of his license and has no idea why. His solicitor, Cy Sackville is thrilled to represent him as he has never argued this kind of situation previously. Trying to do as his client has requested and at the same time protect his own livelihood at the same time puts him at the ...more
One of the better Cliff Hardy outings. The plot zips along and Hardy is his usual hard-boiled self. He has two situations to untangle, both reasonably interesting. While crucial details are revealed only in the end, I did still guess how it would play out for the most part. Not among the very best of Corris' series, but an enjoyable read.
Another Cliff Hardy novel set in an around Sydney. Again it's nice to read a novel set in Australia, in locations I have visited or am familiar with. It is a light read about Hardy and his Private Investigation business. Not a heavy read but enjoyable.
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 ...moreMore about Peter Corris...
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