Taking Care of Business

Cliff Hardy 28

Peter Corris
AUD $19.99
9781741144192.jpg
Availability: Print on demand

A fast-paced and entertaining collection of stories featuring Australia's favourite PI, Cliff Hardy.

'The godfather of Australian crime fiction.'

I was starting to get interested. As someone who thinks stockmarkets, futures trading and currency speculation ought to be illegal, I was aware that I was radically out of step with the times. I dimly grasped what Marriott was saying, enough to understand that it sounded like being allowed into the mint with a U-haul van.'

Cliff Hardy is no financial genius. But in Taking Care of Business he pursues white collar crime with the same doggedness he applies to his more downmarket villains.

Hardy's tasks are many and his clients are from all walks of life. He is minder for Thomas Whitney, the highly strung whistle blower, whose company is siphoning money off through Vanuatu. He is hired by computer genius Charles Marriott, whose shady dot com partner wants control of the business and is letting nothing and no one get in his way. And ever keen for some spare cash, he even takes a case from Spiro, his local florist, whose son seems to be involved in some very dodgy business involving tobacco and big bucks.

This collection of stories featuring Australia's favourite PI is fast-paced and entertaining. It reads in the best Corris style.

Hardy is a wonderful creation still, under Corris's magisterial narrative control, capable of those odd echoes and resonances, the elegiac interludes that characterise the best crime writing.' Graeme Blundell, The Weekend Australian

There has been no more efficient, entertaining and amusing writer of detective thrillers in Australia than Peter Corris.' The Age

Author bio:

Peter Corris is best known as the 'father' of Australian crime fiction through his Cliff Hardy detective stories. He's written many other books, including a very successful biography of Fred Hollows and a collection of short stories revolving around the game of golf.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781741144192
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: December 2004
Page Extent: 240
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Fiction & related items

2022-Vogel-rectangle-tile

Reading Groups

It's a great time to be in a reading group! Discover new titles and books you might not normally pick up and buy, or re-examine books you already know and love. You can make your reading experience richer and more rewarding by being a member of a reading group and meeting others who are interested in sharing their reading experience. ... find out more

For the latest Reading Group Notes, news and competitions subscribe here