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The Peter Temple Project: The Broken Shore

The Peter Temple Project: The Broken Shore

I’ll admit it, it’s taken me a lot longer than I dreamed it would to read the nine novels of Australian crime-fiction great Peter Temple. When I announced the project back in September 2014, I figured a one-per-month pace would have me finishing just in time for Mystery Month 2015. But reviews of forthcoming books, and […]

The Peter Temple Project: White Dog
By October 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Peter Temple Project: White Dog

It was with a bittersweet feeling that I closed White Dog (2003), the fourth and final (so far as we know) book in Australian crime-fiction great Peter Temple’s series about erstwhile Melbourne lawyer Jack Irish (the other books are Bad Debts, 1996; Black Tide, 1999; and Dead Point, 2000). Anyone with a favorite author or series knows the feeling: […]

The Peter Temple Project: Identity Theory
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The Peter Temple Project: Identity Theory

Those who have seen previous installments of my Peter Temple Project may be forgiven for thinking I’ve abandoned it. When, last September, I announced my intention to read all the books by the Australian crime-fiction great, I had figured I’d wrap it up by May of this year—after all, with only nine novels to his name, Temple […]

The Peter Temple Project: Dead Point
By January 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

The Peter Temple Project: Dead Point

Last September, I made a new-fiscal-year resolution (doesn’t everyone make those?) to read all the books written by Australian crime-fiction great Peter Temple. Resolve in haste, reap the rewards at your leisure: with Dead Point (2000), the third Jack Irish novel, I find myself just over halfway done—Temple, after all, has only written nine books, and […]

The Peter Temple Project: Shooting Star
By December 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Peter Temple Project: Shooting Star

Peter Temple’s novels are the literary equivalent of potato chips: you can’t stop with just one. After that, however, the analogy breaks down completely, because not only are Temple’s books much more nutritious than potato chips (and I mean that metaphorically; please don’t chew the pages), they are also not nearly as numerous. If you were to receive […]

The Peter Temple Project: Black Tide
By November 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Peter Temple Project: Black Tide

Captivated by Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore (2007) and delighted to learn that all of the Australian crime-fiction author’s books are now available in the U.S., I’ve been reading them in order. (See my earlier post about the project.) I recently finished book four, which is the second book in the Jack Irish series: Black Tide (1999). […]

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The Peter Temple Project: An Iron Rose
By October 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

The Peter Temple Project: An Iron Rose

Last month, I announced my intention to read the entire backlist of the great Australian crime fiction author Peter Temple, writing retrospective reviews for the titles Booklist hadn’t already covered. (Many of his books weren’t available in the U.S. until Text Publishing, working with Consortium Distribution, made it happen last year.) After Bad Debts (1996), the […]

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The Peter Temple Project: Must-Read Australian Crime Fiction
By September 11, 2014 3 Comments Read More →

The Peter Temple Project: Must-Read Australian Crime Fiction

At Booklist, we review almost entirely new and forthcoming titles, a challenge for those of use who tend to get distracted in used bookstores. Fortunately, sometimes there are opportunities to bring good, old books to a brand-new audience. I first discovered Peter Temple when I was asked to review The Broken Shore (2005), a magnificent novel that made me […]

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