Whispering Death

Front Cover
Soho Press, Incorporated, 2012 - Fiction - 343 pages
21 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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
13
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0

A great page turner. - 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

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - AnnieMod - LibraryThing

In the first two books of the series, Disher created a set of weird and interesting characters, each with their oddities and personal stories. Then he realized that he has too many of them - so since ... Read full review

Review: Whispering Death (Inspector Challis #6)

User Review  - Ed Napiorkowski - Goodreads

Another thrilling instalment in the series. Disher has a great way of telling stories with multiple threads and interactions which ultimately intersect or align in unexpected ways. It provides a ... 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.

Bibliographic information