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Corris, Peter

Works: 226 works in 742 publications in 2 languages and 11,724 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR9619.3.C595, 823.914
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O'fear by Peter Corris( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
When Todd Barnes, war veteran and popular drinking mate, leaves Cliff Hardy a tidy sum to find out who killed him, Hardy can hardly refuse - and he needs the money. Todd's widow and some of his cronies are not always cooperative, however, and it's hard to tell friends from enemies, especially when it comes to the mysterious Kevin O'Fearna, known as O'Fear. Hardy's battered Falcon takes him from the familiar mean streets of Sydney to equally dangerous bushland, where he's on his own up against heavy odds. A not-unfamiliar situation for Sydney's most enduring private investigator
The Dunbar case by Peter Corris( Book )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Private Investigator Cliff Hardy's 39th case sees him leaving the mean streets of Sydney for Newcastle, investigating what a famous 19th century shipwreck has to do with a multi-million dollar heist with a cast of characters that shouldn't be trusted
The undertow by Peter Corris( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 301 libraries worldwide
In his latest investiagion, private eye Cliff Hardy comes to the aid of retired senior policeman and longtime friend, Frank Parker. Haunted by a case from his early career involving two doctors, Parker needs Hardy to uncover the truth and find out if one of the doctors, now deceased, was wrongly convicted and if Parker was blinded by the passion he had for the presumed-guilty doctor's wife. Granite-faced Hardy discovers that teasing out the truth is not easy as he sorts through old memories, aging names and faces, and his friend's guilt while encountering the likes of dodgy plastic surgeons, a broken-down ex-copper, a voyeuristic cripple, and a hired hit man who wields a mean baseball bat. Animosities, arrogance, and ambition create a dangerous spider's web around this reluctant hero as Hardy searches for the hard truth
Master's mates : a Cliff Hardy novel by Peter Corris( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
When rich, attractive Lorraine Master hires Cliff Hardy to investigate the circumstances surrounding her husband's conviction for smuggling heroin from New Caledonia, Hardy welcomes the assignment. But Stewart Master's mates in Noumea prove to be a difficult and dangerous lot
Comeback by Peter Corris( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Cliff Hardy has his licence back - but does he still have what it takes to cut it as a PI on the streets of Sydney? Cliff reckons the skills are still there, if a little rusty, and actor Bobby Forrest's case looks promising. As well as a complex client who may not be all he seems, the players include his compelling lover, a rejected, threatening woman and various media power brokers. When Bobby is killed Hardy becomes the client of his father, a man with a shady past and his own problems with the law. A range of suspects and motives test Hardy's powers, as his investigations take him through inner Sydney, the city's west, the central coast and the Wollondilly Plains. He encounters prostitutes, corporate movers and shakers, cops, and a would-be golf guru. A media magnate's kick-boxing assistant poses a threat and only Hardy's experience, resilience, and persistence bring him to a shock understanding of what it has all been about
Torn apart by Peter Corris( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
When Cliff Hardy meets his second cousin Patrick Malloy, he's shocked to find he could be his double and when Malloy is brutally murdered by a shotgun blast, Hardy begins a search for his killer and looks to his own enemies as well as Malloy's since the shot could have been meant for him
The coast road : a Cliff Hardy novel by Peter Corris( Book )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Cliff Hardy trades the mean streets of Sydney for the Illawarra escarpment, a rugged undeveloped area of Australia, in this latest hard-boiled detective novel. First hired by the daughter of the late, wealthy Frederick Farmer to investigate his mysterious and fiery death, Hardy is then called in on a second case--the disappearance of the young daughter of Marisha Karatsky, an exotic, dark-eyed interpreter who gets under Hardy's thick skin. Questionable insurance agents and feral bikers round out the colorful cast as Hardy battles through personal turmoil on the road to justice
Appeal denied by Peter Corris( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 265 libraries worldwide
Stripped of his investigator's license, Cliff Hardy faces an uncertain future when something personal happens that provokes him into his best role: a confrontational investigator with a taste for violence and no regard for his lost credentials. Taking and dealing out punishment, mostly in Sydney's exclusive suburbs, Hardy encounters degenerate cops, bereft wives, and computer challenges. In a shadowy showdown at a chic Sydney beach, Hardy challenges those in his way, but his future remains even more clouded than before. An internationally loved yet reluctant hero, Hardy struggles to sort out corruption from loyalty as he tries to determine his future as an Aussie investigator
Fred Hollows : an autobiography by Fred Hollows( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 libraries worldwide
Trachoma - Aboriginal medical service - AIDS - Eritrea
Saving Billie : a Cliff Hardy novel by Peter Corris( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Private investigator Cliff Hardy tackles one of his most difficult cases yet in this gripping detective novel that finds him in the far southwestern suburbs of Sydney. When a journalist hires him to find Billie Merchant, a woman with incriminating information about media-giant Joanas Clement and who is being tracked by both Clement and Clement's rival, Barclay Greaves, Hardy must work hard to stay one step ahead
Passage, port and plantation; a history of Solomon Islands labour migration, 1870-1914 by Peter Corris( Book )
14 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Lightning meets the west wind : the Malaita massacre by Roger M Keesing( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Follow the money by Peter Corris( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
'When beautiful young women kiss you on the cheek you know you're over the hill, but I didn't really feel like that. As Wesley said, I still had the moves.' Cliff Hardy may still have the moves but he's in trouble. The economy's tanking and he's been conned by an unscrupulous financial advisor and lost everything he's got. Cliff only knows one way, and that's forward, so he's following the money trail. It's a twisted road that leads him down deep into Sydney's underbelly, into the territory of big money, bent deals, big yachts and bad people. Cliff's in greater danger than ever before, but he's as tenacious as a dog with a bone
Taking care of business : Cliff Hardy cases by Peter Corris( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Private investigator Cliff Hardy is no financial genius, but in this collection of hard-boiled detective stories he pursues white-collar criminals with the same doggedness he applies to his more downmarket villains. A conveniently placed telephone book advertisement leads Hardy to begin investigating white-collar crime in both big business and small. From keeping a watchful eye on a corporate whistleblower to taking a case from his local florist, Hardy approaches each job with his usual determination
Open file : a Cliff Hardy novel by Peter Corris( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
His license canceled and his career in Sydney at an end, Hardy comes across an unresolved case from the late 1970s. It was a straightforward missing person matter-- until it involved military history and corruption at high levels. Can he find the answers after thirty years?
Deep water : a Cliff Hardy novel by Peter Corris( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Hardy takes on the investigation into the disappearance of a geologist who had discovered a way to tap into the massive Sydney basin aquifer, a possible solution to the city's water problems
Gun control by Peter Corris( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Is Sydney gun city? It certainly seems so when Cliff Hardy is hired by entrepreneur and one-time pistol-shooting champion Timothy Greenhall to investigate the violent death of his troubled son. Soon Hardy is pitched into a world of crooked cops - former members of the Gun Control Unit - outlaw bikies and honest police trying to quietly clean the stables. Two more murders raise the stakes and relationships are stretched to breaking point. Hardy hooks up with a determined policewoman and forms an unlikely alliance with a charismatic bikie chief. Uncovering the tangled conspiracy behind the murders takes Hardy to the Blue Mountains and Camden, to plush legal chambers and a confrontation in an inner-west park - all against the roar of 750cc engines
Silent kill by Peter Corris( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
"When Cliff Hardy signs on as a bodyguard for charismatic populist Rory O'Hara, who is about to embark on a campaign of social and political renewal, it looks like a tricky job--O'Hara has enemies. A murder and a kidnapping cause the campaign to fall apart. Hired to investigate the murder, Hardy uncovers hidden agendas among O'Hara's staff and powerful political and commercial forces at work. His investigation takes him from the pubs and brothels of Sydney to the heart of power in Canberra and the Northern Territory. He teams up with a resourceful indigenous private detective and forms an uneasy alliance with the beautiful Penelope Marinos, formerly O'Hara's PA. A rogue intelligence agent becomes his target and Hardy stumbles upon a terrible secret that draws them into a violent--and disturbing--confrontation."--Page 4 of cover
That empty feeling by Peter Corris( Book )
8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
One case still haunts Hardy .....Legendary PI Cliff Hardy has reached an age when the obituaries have become part of his reading, and one triggers his memory of a case in the late 1980s. Back then Sydney was awash with colourful characters, and Cliff is reminded of a case involving 'Ten-Pound Pom' Barry Bartlett and racing identity and investor Sir Keith Mountjoy...Bartlett, a former rugby league player and boxing manager, then a prosperous property developer, had hired Hardy to check on the bona fides of young Ronny Saunders, newly arrived from England, and claiming to be Bartlett's son from an early failed marriage. The job brought Hardy into contact with Richard Keppler, head of the no-rules Botany Security Systems, Bronwen Marr, an undercover AFP operative, and sworn adversary Des O'Malley...At a time when corporate capitalism was running riot, an embattled Hardy searched for leads - was Ronny Saunders a pawn in a game involving big oil and fraud on an international scale? Two murders raise the stakes and with the sinister figure of Lady Betty Lee Mountjoy pulling the strings, it was odds against a happy outcome
Mad dog : William Cyril Moxley and the Moorebank killings by Peter Corris( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
William Cyril Moxley was hanged at Sydney's Long Bay Gaol in 1932 the first execution in New South Wales for eight years. His crime was the brutal rape and murder of 21-year-old Dorothy Ruth Denzel and the vicious beating and killing of her boyfriend, Frank Barnby Wilkinson. How did this World War I army deserter, small-time thief, conman and police informer come to be the infamous murderer Mad Dog Moxley? Was it simply a robbery gone wrong? Did his blackouts and migraines stem from a head injury as he claimed or was he the monstrous sociopath described by the prosecution lawyers and the tabloids? Why did he leave such an obvious trail? Would he be found guilty today?
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Alternative Names
Corris, Peter
Corris Peter Robert
Corris, Peter Robert 1942-
Peter Corris Australian writer
Peter Corris journalist uit Australië
English (176)
Hebrew (3)
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