Author(s): Peter Temple
Winner of the 2003 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel. Mickey Frances was funny and clever, but there was always something dangerous about him. Now he's been shot five times and his old girlfriend charged with murder. Jack Irish, lawyer, gambler and cabinetmaker, has to try to save her.
Winner of Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best Crime Novel 2003.
Peter Temple is the author of nine novels, including four books in the Jack Irish series. He has 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 has won an award of this calibre anywhere in the world. Temple's Jack Irish series has been made into films with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish.