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Corris, Peter

Works: 204 works in 698 publications in 3 languages and 11,394 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 )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 394 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 undertow by Peter Corris( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Hebrew and held by 313 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 301 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
The Dunbar case by Peter Corris( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 301 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
Appeal denied by Peter Corris( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 283 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
Comeback by Peter Corris( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 274 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 )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 271 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 )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 269 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
Fred Hollows : an autobiography by Fred Hollows( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 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 244 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 )
15 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 230 libraries worldwide
Follow the money by Peter Corris( Book )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 221 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 196 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 )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 185 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 )
6 editions published in 2009 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
Silent kill by Peter Corris( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 161 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
Gun control by Peter Corris( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 160 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
The dying trade by Peter Corris( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and French and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Meet Cliff Hardy. Smoker, drinker, ex-boxer. And private inverstigator. When the wealthy Bryn Gutteridge hires Hardy to help his sister, it looks as if blackmail is the problem. Until the case becomes more brutal, twisted and shocking than even Hardy could have guessed
The big score : Cliff Hardy cases by Peter Corris( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
In this brand new collection of short stories, Cliff Hardy has his hands full with murder, blackmail, embezzlement and more. True to form, Cliff doesn't wast words or pull punches as he untangles an ugly divorce, investigates the killing of a Glebe drinking buddy, and takes care of a nasty case of blackmail. The eleven tales are set in Cliff's Sydney, a place of thugs, mid-morning beers and crooked cops
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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 (160)
French (5)
Hebrew (3)
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