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About the Author: Peter Temple

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Peter Temple is an Australian crime fiction writer.

Formerly a journalist and journalism lecturer, Temple turned to fiction writing in the 1990s. His Jack Irish novels (Bad Debts, Black Tide, Dead Point, and White Dog) are set in Melbourne, Australia, and feature an unusual lawyer-gambler protagonist. He has also written three stand-alone novels: An Iron Rose, Shooting Star, In the Evil Day (Identity Theory in the US), as well as The Broken Shore and its sequel, Truth. He has won five Ned Kelly Awards for crime fiction, the most recent in 2006 for The Broken Shore, which also won the Colin Roderick Award for best Australian book and the Australian Book Publishers' Award for best general fiction. The Broken Shore also won the Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger in 2007. Temple is the first Australian to win a Gold Dagger.

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Paperback, Published in Aug 2011 by Quercus

ISBN10: 0857383515 | ISBN13: 9780857383518

Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for crime fiction. Anne Carson is fifteen, beautiful, wayward. Abducted. The rich Carsons have closed ranks and summoned Frank Calder. This is not the first kidnapping in the Carson family. But are the two events connected? To find out, Frank Calder must go beyond his brief. And his every step may end a girl's life.

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