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The Dying Trade

(1980)
(The first book in the Cliff Hardy series)
A novel by

 
 
Meet Cliff Hardy. Smoker, drinker, ex-boxer. And private investigator. 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.

'A quintessentially Australian literary icon.' Age

Introduction by Charles Waterstreet.

Peter Corris's first Cliff Hardy novel, The Dying Trade, was published in 1980. It not only introduced a sleuth who was to become an enduring legend, but was also a long love letter to the seamy side of Sydney itself. Over more than three decades Corris has now written thirty-eight Cliff Hardy books, and the city of Sydney is as significant a presence in the books as the figure of Hardy. The third in the series, The Empty Beach, was made into a film starring Bryan Brown. In 1999 Corris was presented with a Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.

Charles Waterstreet is author of the memoirs Precious Bodily Fluids and Repeating the Leaving. He was co-creator of Rake, the award-winning ABC series. He is currently writing the third volume of his memoirs.

Genre: Mystery    

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Used availability for Peter Corris's The Dying Trade

Hardback Editions

February 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dying Trade
Author(s): Peter Corris
ISBN: 0-07-072928-X / 978-0-07-072928-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Australia
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Paperback Editions

May 2013 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Dying Trade, The (Text Classics)
Author(s): Peter Corris
ISBN: 1-921922-17-6 / 978-1-921922-17-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: TEXT PUBLISHING COMPANY
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April 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Dying Trade
Author(s): Peter Corris
ISBN: 0-449-13030-4 / 978-0-449-13030-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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1982 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Dying Trade
Author(s): Peter Corris
ISBN: 0-330-27020-6 / 978-0-330-27020-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dying Trade: Text Classics
Author(s): Peter Corris
Publisher: Text Publishing
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