Whispering Death

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Soho Press, Incorporated, 2012 - Fiction - 343 pages
20 Reviews
The long-awaited sixth installment in the Inspector Hal Challis series set in Australia, available in the United States at last!

Hal Challis is in trouble at home and abroad: dressed down by the boss for speaking out about police budget cuts; missing his lover, Ellen Destry, who is overseas on a study tour. But there's plenty to keep his mind off his problems. A rapist in a police uniform stalks Challis's Peninsula beat, there is a serial armed robber headed in his direction and a home invasion that's a little too close to home. Not to mention a very clever, very mysterious female cat burglar who may or may not be planning something on Challis's patch. Meanwhile, at the Waterloo Police Station, Challis finds his officers have their own issues. Scobie Sutton, still struggling with his wife's depression, seems to be headed for a career crisis; and something very interesting is going on between Constable Pam Murphy and Jeanne Schiff, the feisty young sergeant on assignment from the Sex Crimes Unit.

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A great page turner. - Goodreads
The twisted plot came together very well. - Goodreads
Loved the ending, found if very satisfying! - Goodreads
Gary Disher is a wonderful writer. - Goodreads
I'm not a fan of that ending but that's a minor carp. - Goodreads

Review: Whispering Death (Inspector Challis #6)

User Review  - Helen - Goodreads

A good Australian police procedural page-turner with some unexpected twists and turns, by a competent writer. Not exactly an awesome creation, but Challis is still an interesting character whose ongoing career and private life are worth following. Read full review

Review: Whispering Death (Inspector Challis #6)

User Review  - P Seeley - Goodreads

Another winner from Garry Disher in the Challis/Destry series, although Destry figures very little in this one. The story is as usual intricately plotted, sufficiently twisty and surprising, and gives ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Garry Disher is one of Australia's best-known novelists. He's published over 40 books in a range of genres, including crime, children's books, and Australian history. His Wyatt series is also published in the US by Soho Crime. He lives on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne.

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