Laurie Steed reviews 'The Dunbar Case' by Peter Corris

Laurie Steed reviews 'The Dunbar Case' by Peter Corris

The Dunbar Case

by Peter Corris

Allen & Unwin, $27.99 pb, 247 pp, 9781743310229

Known in certain quarters as ‘the godfather of Australian crime fiction’, Peter Corris is certainly persistent. Prior to this, he has written thirty-seven novels involving the wily, irrepressible Cliff Hardy. The Dunbar Case showcases an older but still sprightly Hardy, who deals with maritime mysteries, amorous women, and a notorious crime family.

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Published in April 2013, no. 350
Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed

Laurie Steed is the author of You Belong Here, published in March 2018. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has appeared in Best Australian StoriesAward Winning Australian WritingThe Age, MeanjinWesterlyIsland, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Baltic Writing Residency, The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation, and The Fellowship of Writers (Western Australia). He lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and two young sons.