Bad Debts: A Jack Irish Thriller

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Doubleday Canada, Jun 25, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
6 Reviews
Introducing Australia’s most acclaimed crime-thriller writer to North American audiences with his first two books in his award-winning Jack Irish series.

A phone message from ex-client Danny McKillop doesn’t ring any bells for Jack Irish. Life is hard enough without having to dredge up old problems: His beloved football team continues to lose, the odds on his latest plunge at the track seem far too long, and he’s still cooking for one. When Danny turns up dead, Jack is forced to take a walk back into the dark and dangerous past.

With suspenseful prose and black humor, Peter Temple builds an unforgettable character in Jack Irish and brings the reader on a journey that is as intelligent as it is exciting.


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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

This novel is set in Melbourne. The hero, Jack Irish, is rather connected to colourful racing identities and a lot of shady people, so we see a bit of the underbelly of Melbourne society in the course ... Read full review

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User Review  - timjones - LibraryThing

A thriller that starts promisingly, wanders around too much in the middle as the private eye protagonist fails to notice some fairly obvious signs of just how much of a hornet's nest he has disturbed ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
12
Section 4
22
Section 5
32
Section 6
41
Section 7
51
Section 8
61
Section 20
161
Section 21
171
Section 22
186
Section 23
206
Section 24
216
Section 25
227
Section 26
233
Section 27
240

Section 9
73
Section 10
81
Section 11
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Section 12
95
Section 13
106
Section 14
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Section 15
122
Section 16
135
Section 17
139
Section 18
149
Section 19
156
Section 28
253
Section 29
261
Section 30
268
Section 31
273
Section 32
279
Section 33
287
Section 34
292
Section 35
299
Section 36
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About the author (2010)

Award-winning author Peter Temple has worked as a journalist, editor, and teacher of journalism. He has won four Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction. Bad Debts, his first crime novel, won Best First Novel.


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