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Signal Loss

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'Here's a meth head, and we're getting fifty grand to waste him. Makes you think, right? Whatever this Valentine character did to piss off Hector's mate, it must have been big.'

'So?'

'So he knows something.'

It's bushfire season on Inspector Hal Challis's patch. The fire itself isn't Challis's problem, but the bodies in the burnt-out Mercedes are. There's also an epidemic of ice crimes to be dealt with. And as Challis explores a connection between the two inquiries, Ellen Destry, head of the new sex crimes unit, is on the hunt for a predator.

The seventh instalment in Garry Disher's celebrated Peninsula Crimes series sets up new challenges, both professional and personal, for Challis and Destry. And Disher delivers with all the suspense and human complexity for which readers love him.


Garry Disher has published almost fifty titles—fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series. He has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and two Ned Kelly Best Crime novel awards, for Chain of Evidence (2007) and Wyatt (2010). Garry lives on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

'Garry Disher's crime fiction is as prolific as it is highly decorated...One for the summer holiday reading stack.' Guardian

'Disher dishes out yet another excellent procedural, atmospheric and dusty, thrilling and addictive.' Readings

'A commentary on celebrity and the influence of the media in convicting or acquitting regardless of the legal system, equity or the consequences for those involved. Most chillingly, Signal Loss portrays a world in which life is cheap and where the most vulnerable are traded and abused.' Good Reading

'Disher is a world-class crime novelist, and Signal Loss is another superbly written police procedural that mixes strong characterisations with a taut, intelligent plot and biting social commentary...the Peninsula locations are richly evoked. Highly recommended.' Canberra Weekly

'A commentary on celebrity and the influence of the media in convicting or acquitting regardless of the legal system, equity or the consequences for those involved. Most chillingly, Signal Loss portrays a world in which life is cheap and where the most vulnerable are traded and abused.' Good Reading

'Disher handles the theme of ice and its impact upon small rural communities with fascinating insight, one which will inform and sadden all his readers, but cheer as Hallis and co are able to stamp out a small part of the syndicate causing chaos for those least able to cope.' ReadPlus

'The plot has its share of boilerplate elements, as all police procedurals, but it's the colourful cast of well-formed characters, with their distinct personalities, that makes Signal Loss so compelling. Readers who've yet to sample Disher's Peninsula Crimes series shouldn't be worried about coming in late in proceedings; this seventh book serves as a perfect introduction.' Written by Sime

'It's the kind of Australian gangland killing that's so grubby and pseudo comical that it could almost be real...It's small town Australia in all its narrow, tinder-dry, community-minded gloriousness.' Australian Women's Weekly

'Disher is not afraid to use his novels to explore difficult questions, to highlight injustices and to dig deep into law-enforcement frustrations—and what causes a lot of crime in the first place. Pointed, and often slyly funny, there's a willingness to let readers draw conclusions as well...


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Publisher: The Text Publishing Company

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  • ISBN: 9781922253859
  • File size: 2973 KB
  • Release date: October 31, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781922253859
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  • Release date: October 31, 2016

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Fiction Mystery

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English

'Here's a meth head, and we're getting fifty grand to waste him. Makes you think, right? Whatever this Valentine character did to piss off Hector's mate, it must have been big.'

'So?'

'So he knows something.'

It's bushfire season on Inspector Hal Challis's patch. The fire itself isn't Challis's problem, but the bodies in the burnt-out Mercedes are. There's also an epidemic of ice crimes to be dealt with. And as Challis explores a connection between the two inquiries, Ellen Destry, head of the new sex crimes unit, is on the hunt for a predator.

The seventh instalment in Garry Disher's celebrated Peninsula Crimes series sets up new challenges, both professional and personal, for Challis and Destry. And Disher delivers with all the suspense and human complexity for which readers love him.


Garry Disher has published almost fifty titles—fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series. He has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and two Ned Kelly Best Crime novel awards, for Chain of Evidence (2007) and Wyatt (2010). Garry lives on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

'Garry Disher's crime fiction is as prolific as it is highly decorated...One for the summer holiday reading stack.' Guardian

'Disher dishes out yet another excellent procedural, atmospheric and dusty, thrilling and addictive.' Readings

'A commentary on celebrity and the influence of the media in convicting or acquitting regardless of the legal system, equity or the consequences for those involved. Most chillingly, Signal Loss portrays a world in which life is cheap and where the most vulnerable are traded and abused.' Good Reading

'Disher is a world-class crime novelist, and Signal Loss is another superbly written police procedural that mixes strong characterisations with a taut, intelligent plot and biting social commentary...the Peninsula locations are richly evoked. Highly recommended.' Canberra Weekly

'A commentary on celebrity and the influence of the media in convicting or acquitting regardless of the legal system, equity or the consequences for those involved. Most chillingly, Signal Loss portrays a world in which life is cheap and where the most vulnerable are traded and abused.' Good Reading

'Disher handles the theme of ice and its impact upon small rural communities with fascinating insight, one which will inform and sadden all his readers, but cheer as Hallis and co are able to stamp out a small part of the syndicate causing chaos for those least able to cope.' ReadPlus

'The plot has its share of boilerplate elements, as all police procedurals, but it's the colourful cast of well-formed characters, with their distinct personalities, that makes Signal Loss so compelling. Readers who've yet to sample Disher's Peninsula Crimes series shouldn't be worried about coming in late in proceedings; this seventh book serves as a perfect introduction.' Written by Sime

'It's the kind of Australian gangland killing that's so grubby and pseudo comical that it could almost be real...It's small town Australia in all its narrow, tinder-dry, community-minded gloriousness.' Australian Women's Weekly

'Disher is not afraid to use his novels to explore difficult questions, to highlight injustices and to dig deep into law-enforcement frustrations—and what causes a lot of crime in the first place. Pointed, and often slyly funny, there's a willingness to let readers draw conclusions as well...


Expand title description text