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Under The Cold Bright Lights

The young detectives call Alan Auhl a retread, but that doesn't faze him. He does things his own way - and gets results. He still lives with his ex-wife, off and on, in a big house full of random boarders and hard-luck stories. And he's still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago. He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick - his daughters still convinced he was murdered, the coroner not so sure. Or the skeleton that's just been found under a concrete slab. Or the doctor who killed two wives and a girlfriend, and left no evidence at all. Auhl will stick with these cases until justice is done. One way or another.
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Garry Disher has published fifty titles - fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series. His previous standalone novel, Bitter Wash Road, won the German Crime Prize in 2016.


`There are many twists to a tale that opens with one of those closely observed vignettes of outer suburban life that Disher does so well...It's a riveting opening scene, setting in motion just one of the cases with which the amiable Auhl will deal in the most cathartic of ways.' * Age * `One of the most engaging aspects of Disher's writing is the way he evokes a sense of place, and Melbourne and its surrounds are just as much a part of the story as any of the characters. He is also a master of intrigue; his characters often walk a fine line between what is considered inside and outside the law-and Alan Auhl is no exception.' * Good Reading * `Disher is a master of concise writing, concise but not spare...A good solid page-turner.' * Otago Daily Times * `Victorian crime fiction king Garry Disher is a literary machine...Bring on the next case.' * Herald Sun * `The reader is taken on a breathtaking ride...[Disher's] characters, vivid prose and settings are wonderful.' * ReadPlus * `Well-crafted and leanly written, this tense novel grips from beginning to end.' * Canberra Weekly * `A top-class writer.' * The Times * `[Disher's] writing is subtle, terse and relentless...understated but astoundingly vivid.' * Weekend Herald * `Disher is a world-class crime novelist.' * Canberra Weekly * `Garry Disher deserves his reputation as one of Australia's finest crime writers.' * Stuff NZ * `Garry Disher has been giving us highly intelligent literary thrillers for decades and he gets better and better.' * Australian * `Disher's terse, spare prose never falters.' * Weekend Press * `Peter Temple and Garry Disher will be identified as the crime writers who redefined Australian crime fiction in terms of its form, content and style.' * Age *

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