In this enthralling novel, he tells the story of a man who has left a dangerous job to make a new life in the country. But the death of his father's best friend plunges him back into a world of violence and deceit.
Peter Temple has won five Ned Kelly Awards for his novels, and won the world's most prestigious crimewriting prize, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger. In 2010 he was awarded Australia's greatest writing prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
'A wonderfully controlled piece of writing with some delightfully
wry observations... the quality of the prose alone makes the book
Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review
'Peter Temple has a way with words and the richness of his
language alone makes this book rewarding... This is a great
I Love A Mystery newsletter 'Swift pace... rapid fire dialog.'
Deadly Pleasures 'A must for thriller seekers.'
Who Weekly 'Fast, funny and assured.'
Australian Book Review 'The coolest and most elegant of Australian crime writers.'
Age 'Temple is a phenomenon.'
Sydney Morning Herald 'An Iron Rose has Temple's usual grizzled police veteran as the central character, a despicable and mystifying crime and a support crew of goodies and baddies - although as in most of Temple's novels many make the switch to the dark side by the end of the book. But don't read it for the story line; read it for the language. Temple's dry Australian vernacular and wit should be required reading for everyone above the age of 16. This edition is introduced by Les Carlyon, a better match for Temple's writing I could not imagine.'