Under The Cold Bright Lights

Under The Cold Bright Lights

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The young detectives call Alan Auhl a retread, but that doesn't faze him. He does things his own way-and gets results.

He still lives with his ex-wife, off and on, in a big house full of random boarders and hard-luck stories. And he's still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago.

He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick-his daughters still convinced he was murdered, the coroner not so sure. Or the skeleton that's just been found under a concrete slab. Or the doctor who killed two wives and a girlfriend, and left no evidence at all.

Auhl will stick with these cases until justice is done. One way or another.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 228g
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 1925773213
  • 9781925773217
  • 459,625

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`Australian Master Garry Disher is one of the best contemporary crime authors because he manages to turn a solution into a mystery... If Karl Kraus is right with his assertion that only he who can turn a solution into a mystery is a real artist, then there can be no doubt about Disher's artistry.' * Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung * `Under the Cold Bright Lights is a gripping page-turner of a book with a truly likable hero. Auhl must wrestle with his own morality as he faces a flawed system that threatens to allow for more harm than it prevents. Award-winning author Garry Disher expertly weaves together Auhl's different cases and dilemmas to create an authentically Australian standalone police procedural with a memorably different kind of protagonist-one I'm hoping will be able to take his big heart and keen sense of empathy to more crime novels in the future.' * Criminal Element * `Garry Disher has been giving us highly intelligent literary thrillers for decades and he gets better and better.' * Australian * `There are many twists to a tale that opens with one of those closely observed vignettes of outer suburban life that Disher does so well...It's a riveting opening scene, setting in motion just one of the cases with which the amiable Auhl will deal in the most cathartic of ways.' * Age * `Well-crafted and leanly written, this tense novel grips from beginning to end.' * Canberra Weekly * `Victorian crime fiction king Garry Disher is a literary machine...Bring on the next case.' * Herald Sun *
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About Garry Disher

Garry Disher has published fifty titles-fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Peninsula Crimes series. His previous standalone novel, Bitter Wash Road, won the German Crime Prize in 2016.
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512 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 30% (154)
4 50% (255)
3 18% (91)
2 2% (11)
1 0% (1)
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