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The Dying Trade (original 1980; edition 1980)

by Peter Corris, Charles Waterstreet (Introduction)

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Title:The Dying Trade
Authors:Peter Corris
Other authors:Charles Waterstreet (Introduction)
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The Dying Trade by Peter Corris (1980)

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The Dying Trade is the first in the popular Cliff Hardy series of detective novels, which probably accounts for its revival amongst the wonderful Text Classics range. It introduces Hardy as a fairly conventional tough-guy private investigator caught up in a case involving the carefully suppressed secrets and private battles of a wealthy Sydney clan. The novel was first published in 1980 and shows its age - prices are at rock-bottom, everybody smokes and Hardy repeatedly refers to his female client as 'love'. Despite my growing fondness for crime fiction, I think Cliff Hardy is just a bit too blokey for my taste. ( )
  whirled | Jan 16, 2013 |
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Meet Cliff Hardy. Smoker, drinker, ex-boxer. And private inverstigator. When the wealthy Bryn Gutteridge hires Hardy to help his sister, it looks as if blackmail is the problem. Until the case becomes more brutal, twisted and shocking than even Hardy could have guessed.… (more)

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