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The Broken Shore
by Peter Temple
Four-time winner of the Ned Kelly award for crime fiction, Australian writer Peter Temple makes his welcome UK debut with this original and well-written thriller.
Broken by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled the city and returned to his hometown to run its one-man police station while his wounds heal and his nightmares fade. He lives a quiet life with his two dogs in the tumbledown wreck his family home has become. It is a peaceful existence – ideal for the rehabilitating man, but his recovery is rudely interrupted by a brutal attack on Charles Bourgoyne, a prominent member of the local community. Three local Aborigines are immediately suspected but Cashin has serious doubts about their guilt and, against popular opinion, looks for the real culprit.
In paperback, priced at 12.75 euros.