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Deep Water (Cliff Hardy #34)

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Still reeling from the shock death of his partner, Cliff suffers a heart attack - but this isn't enough to keep him from investigating the disappearance of the father of the woman nursing him back to health.
Paperback, Large Print, 316 pages
Published November 29th 2009 by ReadHowYouWant (first published January 4th 2009)
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Apr 21, 2009 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 05, 2014 HBalikov rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
Good. Nicely short 'n snappy, too.

reread Feb 2016. didn't like this one so much, the second time around. I don't see why I would read this one again, and I hereby recommend myself not to, if I roll through this series again.

too much time on Cliff's medical experiences, not that interesting, I thought. kinda ditto for the early part in the States. the occasional trips to the US have been among the infrequent boring parts of this series for me. the detailed Australian locations are the strength
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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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