Search Results: "Garry Disher"


BOOK REVIEW

THE DRAGON MAN by Garry Disher
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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FALLOUT by Garry Disher
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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KITTYHAWK DOWN by Garry Disher
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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SNAPSHOT by Garry Disher
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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THE BAMBOO FLUTE by Garry Disher
CHILDREN'S
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 >

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WYATT by Garry Disher
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >

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CHAIN OF EVIDENCE by Garry Disher
MYSTERY THRILLER
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 >

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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 >

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RATFACE by Garry Disher
FICTION
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 >

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SAINT AUGUSTINE’S CHILDHOOD by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 24, 2001

"One can only hope that Wills will expand his project and give us the Testimony whole."
An exacting—and exciting—new translation and discussion of the first book of Augustine's Confessiones by an accomplished and prolific stylist and classicist (Venice: Lion City, below, etc.). Read full book review >

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VENICE: LION CITY by Garry Wills
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2001

"A history from the precious perspective of a devotee."
Prolific classicist Wills (Saint Augustine's Childhood, above, etc.) examines the politics, art, and religion of Renaissance Venice to show how the sea empire was a crowning achievement of civilization. Read full book review >

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SAINT AUGUSTINE’S CONVERSION by Garry Wills
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 22, 2004

"Elegant and well annotated: of considerable interest to students of the church fathers and doctors."
Fourth and last volume (after Saint Augustine's Sin, 2003, etc.) of classicist/historian Wills's translation of Augustine's Confessions, a key document of the early church. Read full book review >