Winter in Tiverton. Constable Paul Hirschhausen has a snowdropper on his patch. Someone is stealing women's underwear, and Hirsch knows enough about that kind of crime-how it can escalate-not to take it lightly. But the more immediate concerns are a call from the high school, a teacher worried about a student who may be in danger at home. Another call, a different school- a man enraged about the principal's treatment of his daughter. A little girl in harm's way and an elderly woman in danger. An absent father who isn't where he's supposed to be; another who flees to the back country armed with a rifle. Families under pressure. And the cold, seeping feeling that something is very, very wrong.



ISBN: 9781922330260
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Publication Date: 3 Nov 2020
Publisher: Text Publishing
Publication City, Country: Melbourne, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.3(H) x 15.5(L) x 3(W)
Weight (gm): 488



'A novel of sweat-inducing authenticity.' * NZ Listener on Peace *
'One cracker of a book.' * Weekly Times on Peace *
'Consolation is a very impressive piece of crime fiction. It holds attention, impresses with its depth and raises important issues, while being very entertaining. It once more confirms Disher's place as the master of outback noir.' * Murder, Mayhem and Long Dogs *
'Well written and very entertaining, Consolation cements Disher's place as the master of outback noir.' * Canberra Weekly *
'Garry Disher may not have quite the same level of name recognition as fellow bestselling Australian rural noir writers such as Jane Harper and Chris Hammer, but he has long been one of the genre's best.' * Weekend West *
'There are few better explorers of Australia's rural heart in any genre than Garry Disher.' * Pile by the Bed *
'Garry Disher's novels are an essential and influential part of Australian crime fiction.' * Radio National *
'Sheer class.' * Age *
'This is a book that cannot be praised enough... Read it.' * Herald Sun *
'The outback noir master returns to Tiverton and it's only cop Paul 'Hirsch' Hirschhausen.' * NZ Listener *
'The people of his district are finely individualised by Disher. The measured prose of the Hirsch novels reflects their protagonist's character.' * Australian *
'Highly recommended...Disher is a master at creating a setting: the dry, cold loneliness of outback of South Australia comes alive in his descriptions as Hirsch makes his routine visits to outlying farms and properties, checking that all is well with these isolated people.' * ReadPlus *
'If you know someone who likes Australian stories, superior crime fiction, and a decent, sharp eye on humanity, the new Garry Disher book, Consolation, would be a terrific present for them.' * Kaz Cooke *
'Consolation is rural noir at its best: a lone detective persisting in protecting his community; criminal, evil individuals who prey on the isolated; all set against the backdrop of the dangers of the Australian bush.' * Canberra Times *
'An amazing, engaging, pacy read. I would throughly recommend Garry Disher's Consolation.' * 2SER *
'In this sequel to last year's best-selling Peace, Constable Paul Hirschhausen now faces a winter of discontent in small-town South Australia. Mud has replaced dust on the roads Hirsch patrols in his pursuit of a snowdropper, the suspected neglect of a student, and a parent going rogue. Disher again proves a better guide than GPS to the bush.' * Herald Sun *
'Disher is one of this country's finest writers, as Consolation attests.' * Australian Book Review *
'"Outback noir" became a hot commodity thanks to the global success of Jane Harper, Chris Hammer and the Mystery Road films and television drama. But long before any of them came Garry Disher's brilliant story telling. Disher, the winner of the 2018 Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award for three decades of excellence, keeps the bar extremely high with Consolation.' * NZ Listener *
'Garry Disher, for three decades, one of Australia's finest writers of rural crime.' * Adelaide Advertiser *


Author Biography

Garry Disher has published fifty titles across multiple genres. He has won multiple German Crime Prize and Ned Kelly awards, including the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.

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