The Resource Dead Point

Dead Point

Label
Dead Point
Title
Dead Point
Statement of responsibility
Peter Temple
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the third Jack Irish thriller and winner of the Ned Kelly Award, 2000. Guy Pearce will return as Jack Irish in a new ABC telemovie based on Dead Point. Dates to be announced. It takes a lot to rattle Jack Irish but, as Melbourne descends into a cold, wet winter, his mood is on the same trajectory. The woman in Jack's life has reconnected with an old love-object. He has just seen a massive plunge lost, a champion horse put down. Worst of all, hijackers have robbed and brutally beaten one of the gambling team. So it's not surprising that Jack's mind is not fully on the job he's being paid to do: find Robbie Colburne, occasional barman. But when Jack does get serious, he finds that the freelance drink-dispenser is of great interest to some powerful people, people with very bad habits and a distinct lack of respect for the criminal justice system. Any lapse in concentration could prove fatal. Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has won the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction five times, and his widely acclaimed novels have been published in over twenty countries. The Broken Shore won the UK's prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger for the best crime novel of 2007 and Truth won the 2010 Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first time a crime writer has won an award of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple's Jack Irish series has been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish. textpublishing.com.au 'Another world-class crime novel from Peter Temple.' Canberra Times 'Temple writes...with enough insight and passion to make the reader ask exactly where the boundary lies between genre fiction and serious literary fiction.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Temple is as dark and mean, as cool and as mesmerising, as any James Ellroy or Elmore Leonard with whom you might kill the small or sad hours.' Peter Craven, Age 'Temple's work is spare, deeply ironic; his wit, like the local beer, as cold as a dental anaesthetic.' Graeme Blundell, Australian 'It's clever, funny, exciting and exceedingly well written. The author weaves multi layers of plot, life, characters and emotions into an exceedingly satisfying narrative that grips from first to last page. If you haven't yet discovered Temple, track down his books. He's premier class.' Daily Examiner UK
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Summary
While investigating a betting scheme and overseeing the installation of a residential library, Jack Irish is hired to find a local barman for a powerful judge, whose interest in locating the man may not be as casual as it seems
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Award
Ned Kelly Award for Best Novel, 2001.
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209650
Cataloging source
NOV
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1946-2018
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Temple, Peter
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Jack Irish mysteries
Series volume
0003
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Dead Point
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c25bd3d2-3f2d-4389-919b-99929ac35fcf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921799211
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dead Point
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c25bd3d2-3f2d-4389-919b-99929ac35fcf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921799211
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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