CLIFF HARDY CLASSICS The early 1980s found Cliff Hardy well established as a private investigator but still battling his demons. He has quit smoking and moderated his drinking. The memory of his brief marriage still haunts him along with other ghosts from his past. A case in Bondi attracts him as an ex-surfer and admirer of the suburb. It began as a routine investigation into a supposed drowning. But Hardy soon finds himself literally fighting for his life in the murky, violent underworld of Bondi. The truth about John Singer, black marketeer and poker machine king is out there somewhere amidst the drug addicts, prostitutes and alcoholics. Hardy's job is to stay alive long enough in that world of easy death to get to the truth. The truth hurts PRAISE FOR THE EMPTY BEACH' A fine, tightly controlled story.' West Australian PRAISE FOR MAN IN THE SHADOWS' There has been no more efficient, entertaining and amusing writer of detective thrillers in Australia than Peter Corris.' The Age
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Vintage Cliff Hardy, as Australia s favourite private eye finds himself literally fighting for his life in the murky violent underworld of Bondi.About the Author:
Peter Corris is best known as the 'father' of Australian crime fiction through his Cliff Hardy detective stories. He's written many other books, including a very successful biography of Fred Hollows and a collection of short stories revolving around the game of golf.
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Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, 1985. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP8179238
Book Description HarperCollins, 1985. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Paperback. Sound & good copy, light to moderate rubbing/edgewear to wraps, stamped, thumbing wear. Bookseller Inventory # c735719
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, Australia, 1985. Softcover. Book Condition: Fair. Later Edition. "It began as a routine investigation into a supposed drowning. But Cliff Hardy, private detective, soon found himself literally fighting for his life in the murky, violent underworld of Bondi." Mass Market Paperback. Size: 150mm - 180mm. 163 pages. There is an old label on the rear cover. Previous owner's signature in ink. Covers have some shelf wear, marking and a few creases. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Crime Fiction; Australia; ISBN: 0048200204. ISBN/EAN: 9780048200204. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16850. Bookseller Inventory # 16850
Book Description Unwin Paperbacks, North Sydney, 1985. Soft Cover. Book Condition: VG. Reprint. 12mo. original printed paper wraps (a little rubbed & creased); pp. [ii], 164. A very good copy. The 4th book in the Cliff Hardy series. Bookseller Inventory # 016366
Book Description Unwin Hyman, Australia, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Reprint. A Cliff Hardy novel. Scan available. Bookseller Inventory # 018009