Books by Garry Disher

Garry Disher grew up in rural South Australia and now lives near the Victorian Coast. In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, California, where he wrote his first short-story collection. A full-time writer for many y

SIGNAL LOSS by Garry Disher
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"There are so many felonies in this quiet corner of Australia, in fact, that jurisdictional squabbles loom larger and larger as the criminals get tangled in multiple nets before Disher sorts it all out with consummate professionalism and just a trace of regret."
Another crime wave—actually two separate waves—for the sorely tried police in the back of the Australian beyond. Read full book review >
FALLOUT by Garry Disher
Released: July 16, 2013

"There's a little too much of the younger Wyatt, who's nowhere near as compelling as his uncle, but Disher continues to show an impressive knack for planning capers that go like clockwork but then come to grief anyway."
Peerless Aussie thief Wyatt teams up with his not-so-peerless nephew Ray for a high-stakes caper that's got failure written all over it. Read full book review >
PORT VILA BLUES by Garry Disher
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"To Disher's usual brisk pacing, add heaps of noir. The result is not for everyone but is a banquet for those who like it uncut and unsparing."
Dirty doings Down Under as Australian superthief Wyatt (Wyatt, 2011, etc.) returns to steal something he wishes he hadn't. Read full book review >
WYATT by Garry Disher
Released: Aug. 1, 2011

"Once again Disher (Blood Moon, 2009, etc.) takes us back to the golden age of thrillers, a time when they were fast, taut and dependably suspenseful."
Two super-thieves meet in Melbourne and discover the world isn't big enough for both of them. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2007

"Disher (Snapshot, 2006, etc.) creates the kind of complex, edgy, principled yet flawed characters it's a pleasure to worry about."
In this engrossing Australian police procedural, cops battle hard to enforce the law—at least, the good ones do. Read full book review >
SNAPSHOT by Garry Disher
Released: July 1, 2006

"A solid police procedural written with subtle intelligence, all the more interesting for its offbeat southern Australian setting."
The search for the killer of a murdered psychologist is hampered by her secretive widower and her interfering father-in-law, a police department bigwig. Read full book review >
KITTYHAWK DOWN by Garry Disher
Released: July 1, 2005

"Disher (The Dragon Man, 2004) overstuffs the plot but provides terrific characters and believable cases against a unique backdrop."
A plethora of felonies and misdemeanors plague stolid Inspector Challis's district in southern Australia. Read full book review >
THE DRAGON MAN by Garry Disher
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"This series debut from the prolific Disher (The Sunken Road, 1996, etc.) doesn't read like one, thanks to fully formed characters and wall-to-wall mysteries. The offbeat setting's a bonus for US readers."
A harried police force in southern Australia tries to apprehend a serial killer while coping with diverse minor infractions and major personal problems. Read full book review >
RATFACE by Garry Disher
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"A thrilling, chilling ride. (Fiction. 10+)"
Max and Christina live with their white supremacist adoptive parents, ``Moaner'' and ``Slacker,'' in rural Australia in a compound enclosed by an electric fence. Read full book review >
THE BAMBOO FLUTE by Garry Disher
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Brief and easily read, a powerfully realized moment in Australia's past. (Fiction. 9-14)"
In his first US publication, an Australian author draws on his family history for a beautifully written novella set in 1932. Read full book review >