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Deep Water (Cliff Hardy #34)

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Stripped of his private detective license and devastated by the murder of his partner Lily Truscott, Cliff Hardy travels to the U.S. to help Lily's brother's tilt for a world boxing title. In San Diego he suffers a heart attack and undergoes a quadruple bypass. He meets nurse Margaret McKinley, an expatriate Australian who is concerned about the disappearance in Sydney of ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by Allen & Unwin (first published January 4th 2009)
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Cliff's back - Lazarus with a quadruple bypass no less. He's resigned to never getting his licence back and his agency is now in the hands of his daughter Megan and her PI boyfriend. He still misses Lily, and he's still driving "a" trusty Falcon, and he's no longer so pressed for money.

More importantly, he's lucky to be alive.

Recovering from a quadruple bypass has it's own challenges - the exercise requirements, the pills that have to be taken for the rest of your life, the limitations that the
"You know what your great talent is, Mr. Hardy?"
She stood, ready to go. "Almost, but not quite, pissing people off."
Hank was grinning and I gave him the bird. "What she means is, my style leaves space for charm."

Cliff Hardy is at it again. Yes, it was only last week when I read the previous book, and my best excuse is that this is what summer reading is for. When we last left Hardy, he was without his "licence" and headed to the USA, partly to find closure from the murder of his lover.

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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
I've read a few of Corris's books in the Cliff Hardy series but never made an attempt to pick them up in order. Part of the reason for that is that the library never seems to have them all but also because they work well as stand-alones.
Hardy is a what I would consider a traditional private eye - retired cop, tough as nails with a tender side, he solves cases with foot leather and healthy dose of luck. In Deep Water Hardy is recuperating from a massive heart attack and surgery, and has been str
Not too bad, I only read this book as a requirement for my english class and I found that it was very anticlimatic. I was waiting for a big ending or all the answers to come together but they neverreally did. We found out who killed McKinley but that's about it. The entire climax of the book was about 2 pages long. Boring to say the least.
Babbling Bandit
It was ok. Quick read. Not the best of Cliff but I still enjoyed it.
Good. Nicely short 'n snappy, too.
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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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