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Garry Disher

Autor(a) de The Dragon Man

67+ Works 3,040 Membros 213 Críticas 10 Favorited

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Obras por Garry Disher

The Dragon Man (1999) 329 exemplares
Bitter Wash Road (2013) 217 exemplares
Kittyhawk Down (2003) 173 exemplares
Chain of Evidence (2007) 165 exemplares
Snapshot (2005) 158 exemplares
Blood Moon (2009) 137 exemplares
Under the Cold Bright Lights (2017) 131 exemplares
The Divine Wind (1998) 129 exemplares
Peace (2019) 119 exemplares
Whispering Death (2012) 112 exemplares
Wyatt (2010) 111 exemplares
Consolation (2020) 100 exemplares
Kickback (1991) 91 exemplares
Port Vila Blues (1995) 77 exemplares
The Way it is Now (2021) 72 exemplares
Signal Loss (2017) 72 exemplares
The Bamboo Flute (1992) 71 exemplares
Paydirt (1992) 65 exemplares
Day’s End (2022) 58 exemplares
The Sunken Road (1996) 58 exemplares
The Fallout (1997) 51 exemplares
Deathdeal (1993) 50 exemplares
Crosskill (1994) 42 exemplares
The Heat (1804) 40 exemplares
Ratface (1993) 27 exemplares
Kill Shot (2018) 26 exemplares
Personal Best (1989) 22 exemplares
Past the Headlands (2001) 19 exemplares
Straight, Bent and Barbara Vine (1997) 18 exemplares
Her (2017) 17 exemplares
The Stencil Man (1988) 16 exemplares
Switch Cat (1995) 16 exemplares
The Wyatt Butterfly (2010) 14 exemplares
The Apostle Bird (1997) 14 exemplares
From Your Friend, Louis Deane (2000) 13 exemplares
Personal Best 2 (1991) 12 exemplares
Two-way Cut (2004) 10 exemplares
Eva's Angel (2003) 10 exemplares
The Man Who Played Spoons and Other Stories (1987) — Editor — 8 exemplares
Walk Twenty, Run Twenty (1996) 8 exemplares
The Half Dead (1997) 8 exemplares
Moondyne Kate (2001) 8 exemplares
The Difference to Me (1988) 7 exemplares
Blame the Wind (1995) 5 exemplares
Play abandoned (2011) 5 exemplares
Below the Waterline (1999) — Editor — 4 exemplares
Moder (Pulp Master) (2021) 4 exemplares
Maddie Finn (2002) 4 exemplares
Steal Away (1987) 4 exemplares
Spoorloos (2022) 2 exemplares
Australia Then & Now (1987) 2 exemplares
Approaches : short stories (1981) 2 exemplares
Ermyntrude Takes Charge (1995) 2 exemplares
Good One, Erm (2013) 1 exemplar
My Brother Jack 1 exemplar
Dead Set 1 exemplar
Rencor Oculto (2023) 1 exemplar
Sanctuary 1 exemplar
Poor Reception 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (2000) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Dark House (1995) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Bonescribes: Year's Best Australian Horror - 1995 (1996) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Shadow Alley: Nine Crime Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Spine-Chilling: Ten Horror Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Love Lies Bleeding: A Crimes for a Summer Christmas Anthology (1994) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This entry in the Constable Hirschausen series has Paul running all over hell's half acre trying to hunt down a father and son gone rogue, as well as the man they are presumably hunting, who owes money to everyone in the district, and may have been responsible for a couple deaths as well. The usual good story-telling, but I do think the antipathy of the CIB and its agents, and their disdain for local policing is a bit overdone. It may be totally accurate, for all I know...it just gets monotonous and doesn't help the narrative. I have praised Disher in the past for replacing Hirsch's original dimwit mean-spirited Sergeant with an intelligent woman who appreciates his abilities and treats him with respect. Time for him to do the same with the CIB people, methinks.… (mais)
laytonwoman3rd | 12 outras críticas | Feb 14, 2024 |
This is the third book in the Wyatt series which I am continuing to enjoy (though not as much as the Hal Challis series or Disher's standalones). Here, Wyatt is hiding out from the failure of his last attempt at a heist when a crooked detective locates him and entices him to Brisbane with talk of a lucrative bank job. Due to some shady dealings a sleepy, and not well-guarded, suburban bank, will briefly hold a couple of million in cash, which should make for easy pickings. Wyatt, still trying to recoup his financial losses from the failed previous job, goes through his meticulous planning process. What could possibly go wrong?

Read the book to find out.

3 stars
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arubabookwoman | 3 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
A stand-alone (at least so far) from Garry Disher, who is just. so. darned. good. I really tore through this one. Acting Sgt. Alan Auhl has returned to work after a brief retirement, and is now assigned to Cold Cases and Missing Persons. Nevertheless, he seems to run across a lot of pesky recent crimes, which he'd much rather be working on. And then there are the domestic troubles of the tenants who share his three-story house in the Melbourne neighborhood of Carlton. Auhl has been hosting a sort of safe house for "waifs and strays"--friends or family members between jobs, women escaping abusive relationships, his own underemployed daughter, troubled teenagers needing a time-out, and since his wife moved out, the occasional overnight visit from her as well.

As a procedural, this was pretty good, my only quibble being that everyone in Auhl's work circle seems to be a bit too snarky and uncooperative just for the hell of it. But Auhl's personal set-up is the most intriguing part of the story; he has a bit of a messiah complex, and can't resist trying to help "fix" things for people who he sees as having got a raw deal. This leads him into some murky moral dilemmas, and left this reader slightly discomfited about her own reactions. Auhl is a very interesting character, and I hope Disher isn't through with him.

Unfortunately, some of Disher's books are very hard to come by in the U.S. I'll read everything I can get my hands on.
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laytonwoman3rd | 13 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2023 |
Kittyhawk Down is the second book in the Australian police procedural series by Garry Disher. Once again we follow Inspector Hal Challis and Sergeant Ellen Destry along with the other team members of the Peninsula Police Force as they investigate a variety of cases. From a missing two year old to discovering the identity of a male body found in the ocean and arresting a serial rapist who has been terrorizing the area, they are kept busy.

Along with the police business we also get caught up in their personal lives with Challis dealing with his wife who is in prison for trying to murder him, Ellen sympathizing with her daughter over her love life while still trying to sort her own marriage out. The mixture of police affairs with the juggling of personal issues moves the book along quickly. The multiple threads that run through the story keep the pages turning and although everything wasn’t cleared up by the end of the book it felt realistic.

Kittyhawk Down is a good addition to the series and I am enjoying the development of the characters’ personalities, their relationships with each other as well as the police work. I will be continuing on with this series.
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DeltaQueen50 | 10 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2023 |



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