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Shooting Star: Text Classics

Shooting Star: Text Classics

Shooting Star is classic Peter Temple, and now a Text Classic.

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ISBN 9781925774122
Barcode 9781925774122
Published 7 May 2019 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) By Temple, Peter
Series Text Classics
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781925774122
ISBN-10 1925774120
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Temple, Peter
Series Text Classics
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 993263

Description of this Electronic Book

Pat Carson's old eyes were on me, looking for something.

'Man is born unto trouble,' he said.

I said, 'As the sparks fly upwards.'

Deep lines at the corners of his mouth. 'Know your Job. Soldier. Policeman. Haven't been a bloody priest too, have you?'

Anne Carson: fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted.

The rich Carsons have closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder, subject to strict instructions. This is not the first kidnapping in the Carson family and hard lessons have been learned.

But are the two events connected? And is greed the motivation? Revenge? Or could it be something else? To find out, Frank Calder must go beyond his brief.

And his every step into the darkness may end a girl's life.

First published two decades ago, this standalone crime novel is Peter Temple at his brilliant best.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction 2000 (Australia)
NZ Review '[A] gritty, well-executed tale of greed and vengeance.'

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Author's Bio

Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He 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 had been awarded a prize of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple's Jack Irish series has been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish. Temple died in 2018.

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