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Only following orders..

Peter Corris has been writing his hard-boiled “Cliff Hardy” novels for over 30 years now. There’s been some typical elasticity with Hardy’s age (heroes age more slowly than mere mortals!), but the series has legs… Here’s a clip from a … Continue reading

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Robust description of reporters!!

They weren’t reporters. I’ve made a study of reporters – they work in all weathers, don’t sleep enough and get a lot of colds. They have flaky skins and bits of tissue stick to their clothes and bulge their pockets. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Full Marks for Engel

Attention Conservation Notice: I like hard-boiled and witty. Peter Corris and Donald Westlake provide. Peter Corris has been writing his Cliff Hardy novels for pretty much as long as I’ve been reading. Hardy is a tough-but-with-a-softish-heart, based in Sydney. The … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Big Score by Peter Corris

The Big Score Peter Corris Allen and Unwin 2007 Good collection of short stories, all with “Cliff Hardy” at their centre. The usual mix of bent politicians, bookies, femme fatales. Corris knows what to show and what to keep back, … Continue reading

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Book review: “Follow the Money”

Attention Conservation Notice: Upbeat review of the latest Australian private eye novel by veteran writer Peter Corris. “Cliff Hardy” has been around so long that Peter Corris has had to change Cliff’s past. In the earliest books, published in the … Continue reading

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