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The Resource Under the Cold Bright Lights

Under the Cold Bright Lights

Label
Under the Cold Bright Lights
Title
Under the Cold Bright Lights
Statement of responsibility
by Garry Disher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since Alan Auhl came out of retirement the young detectives call him a retread. Some days he feels like one. Cheaply slapped together. Just about guaranteed to wear down quickly. But he does things his own way and gets results—even if his cases are a bit colder now. Like the skeleton that's just been found under a concrete slab. Or the old farmer, dead five years, whose daughters still don't believe it was an accident. Or the doctor who's murdered two wives and a girlfriend and left no evidence at all. Auhl will stick with these cases until justice is done. One way or another.Garry Disher has published fifty titles—fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series. His previous standalone novel, Bitter Wash Road, won the German Crime Prize in 2016.'Peter Temple and Garry Disher will be identified as the crime writers who redefined Australian crime fiction in terms of its form, content and style.' Age 'A top-class writer.' Times'Garry Disher deserves his reputation as one of Australia's finest crime writers.' Stuff NZ'Disher is a master of concise writing, concise but not spare...A good solid page-turner.' Otago Daily Times'Well-crafted and leanly written, this tense novel grips from beginning to end.' Canberra Weekly'The reader is taken on a breathtaking ride...[Disher's] characters, vivid prose and settings are wonderful.' ReadPlus'Victorian crime fiction king Garry Disher is a literary machine...Bring on the next case.' Herald Sun'One of the most engaging aspects of Disher's writing is the way he evokes a sense of place, and Melbourne and its surrounds are just as much a part of the story as any of the characters. He is also a master of intrigue; his characters often walk a fine line between what is considered inside and outside the law—and Alan Auhl is no exception.' Good Reading'There are many twists to a tale that opens with one of those closely observed vignettes of outer suburban life that Disher does so well...It's a riveting opening scene, setting in motion just one of the cases with which the amiable Auhl will deal in the most cathartic of ways.' Age
Summary
The young detectives call Alan Auhl a retread, but that doesn't faze him. He does things his own way - and gets results. He still lives with his ex-wife, off and on, in a big house full of random boarders and hard-luck stories. And he's still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago. He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick - his daughters still convinced he was murdered, the coroner not so sure. Or the skeleton that's just been found under a concrete slab. Or the doctor who killed two wives and a girlfriend, and left no evidence at all. Auhl will stick with these cases until justice is done. One way or another.
Storyline
Pace
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
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10614180
Cataloging source
ANL
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1949-
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Disher, Garry
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Under the Cold Bright Lights
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2668b415-a837-4f4d-b417-b4103e7ae025
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925626087
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Under the Cold Bright Lights
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:2668b415-a837-4f4d-b417-b4103e7ae025
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925626087
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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