Thu, 07 Nov | Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead

Garry Disher - Peace

Garry Disher is not just a great writer of crime fiction, he's a great writer full stop. A winner of the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award, Garry joins us to discuss his latest masterful novel, Peace, with a special guest to be announced soon.
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Garry Disher - Peace

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07 Nov 2019, 6:30 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King Street, Newtown NSW, Australia

About The Event

Garry Disher is not just a great writer of crime fiction, he's a great writer full stop. A winner of the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award, Garry joins us to discuss his latest masterful novel Peace with a special guest to be announced soon. 

About the Book

Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He’s still new in town but the community work—welfare checks and working bees—is starting to pay off. 

Now Christmas is here and, apart from a grass fire, two boys stealing a ute and Brenda Flann entering the front bar of the pub without exiting her car, Hirsch’s life has been peaceful.

Until he’s called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street. And Sydney police ask him to look in on a family living outside town on a forgotten back road.

Suddenly, it doesn’t look like a season of goodwill at all.

Praise 

"Disher is the gold standard for rural noir." - Chris Hammer 

"A scorchingly good novel."  - Michael Robotham

"Utterly compelling mystery with rare heart and humanitiy."  - Dervla McTiernan

"If you’re looking for this year’s The Dry, look no further. Disher’s soulful understanding of the landscape and rural small town life made me think of Kent Haruf (no higher praise), but when Peace changes gears with a double murder on a remote farm, you realise there is only one author capable of such a transition. It’s Garry Disher. Peace is top drawer."  - John, Better Read Events 

About Garry Disher

Garry Disher has published fifty titles across multiple genres. His last standalone novel, Bitter Wash Road, won the 2016 German Crime Prize, a prize he has previously won twice. He is the winner of the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.   

About Tim Ayliffe

Tim Ayliffe has been a journalist for 20 years and is the managing editor of television and video for ABC News. He has also worked as TV news editor for ABC News and executive producer of ABC News Breakfast. Before joining the ABC Tim worked in London for Sky News. He is the author The Greater Good, and State of Fear, the first two books of a three-book series featuring John Bailey. He lives in Sydney.

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