Winner of the CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award
"A "Booklist "Best Crime Novel of the Year"
Shaken by a recent scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted to a quiet town in on the Australian coast. But soon the whole community is thrown into unrest by the murder of a local philanthropist, a man with some very disturbing secrets. "The Broken Shore" is a brilliantly intricate crime procedural, and a moving novel about a place, a family, politics, and power.
Award-winning author Peter Temple has worked as a journalist, editor and teacher of journalism and editing. Identity Theory is his sixth novel. Peter Temple has won three Ned Kelly awards for crime fiction. His first crime novel, Bad Debts, won Best First Novel. In 2000 Peter Temple gained his second Ned Kelly Award when the critically acclaimed Shooting Star won Best Crime Novel, and he was joint-winner with Dead Point in 2001.