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Bitter Wash Road

(2013)
(Hell to Pay)
(The first book in the Paul Hirschhausen series)
A novel by

 
 
'A top-class writer' The Times

'Vivid and visceral' Guardian

'One of Australia's most admired novelists' Sunday Times

ONE DEAD-END POSTING. ONE DEAD BODY.
A TRAGIC ACCIDENT? THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK...

Constable Paul 'Hirsch' Hirschhausen is a whistle-blower. Formerly a promising metropolitan detective, now hated and despised, he's been exiled to a one-cop station in South Australia's wheatbelt. So when he heads up Bitter Wash Road to investigate gunfire and finds himself cut off without backup, there are two possibilities. Either he's found the fugitive killers thought to be in the area. Or his 'backup' is about to put a bullet in him.

He's wrong on both counts. But Tiverton - with its stagnant economy, entrenched racism and rural isolation - has more crime than one constable can handle. And when the next call-out takes him to the body of a sixteen-year-old girl, it's clear that whether or not Hirsch finds her killer, his past may well catch up with him.

Winner of the German Crime Prize, this new novel from Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Garry Disher is the gold standard for Australian noir.

'This novel is superb, and Disher deserves fame over here' the Sun

'Terrific stuff, utterly gripping' Saga

'Will have you longing for a sequel' Seattle Times


Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hell to Pay
Author(s): Garry Disher
ISBN: 1-61695-395-0 / 978-1-61695-395-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

April 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bitter Wash Road: Constable Hirsch Mysteries 1
Author(s): Garry Disher
ISBN: 1-78816-507-1 / 978-1-78816-507-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viper
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January 2015 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Bitter Wash Road
Author(s): Garry Disher
ISBN: 1-922182-66-4 / 978-1-922182-66-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bitter Wash Road
Author(s): Garry Disher
ISBN: 1-61695-539-2 / 978-1-61695-539-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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October 2013 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Bitter Wash Road
Author(s): Garry Disher
ISBN: 1-922079-24-3 / 978-1-922079-24-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Text Publishing
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Wash Road
Author(s): Garry Disher
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
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March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Wash Road
Author(s): Garry Disher
Publisher: Wavesound Audiobooks
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March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Bitter Wash Road
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February 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Bitter Wash Road
Author(s): Garry Disher
ISBN: 1-5100-9853-4 / 978-1-5100-9853-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hell to Pay
Author(s): Garry Disher
ISBN: 1-4830-1377-4 / 978-1-4830-1377-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hell to Pay: Library Edition
Author(s): Garry Disher
ISBN: 1-4830-1375-8 / 978-1-4830-1375-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Hell to Pay
Author(s): Garry Disher
ISBN: 1-4830-1376-6 / 978-1-4830-1376-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hell to Pay
Author(s): Garry Disher
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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June 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Hell to Pay
Author(s): Garry Disher
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

April 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Wash Road: Constable Hirsch Mysteries 1 (The Paul Hirsch mysteries)
Author(s): Garry Disher
Publisher: Viper
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July 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Wash Road
Author(s): Garry Disher
Publisher: Soho Crime
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October 2013 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Bitter Wash Road
Author(s): Garry Disher
Publisher: Text Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU