Heroin Annie by Peter Corris

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May 1984, no. 60
John Hanrahan reviews 'Heroin Annie' by Peter Corris

Heroin Annie

by Peter Corris

Allen & Unwin, $5.95 pb, 266 pp

Heroin Annie by Peter Corris

Reviewed by
May 1984, no. 60

This is The Great Tradition. Spade, Marlowe, Archer, Spenser. Peter Corris has relocated it, given it another place and another name and done it all with verve and flair. In ten adventures, Cliff Hardy lurches around Sydney in the rusty armour of his Falcon (except on one occasion when he goes to his spiritual home, California). While Corris does not achieve as much in the short stories as he does in the novels (but then that is true of Hammett), he does present Cliff Hardy as alive (miraculously) and well (apart from batterings and hangovers) and doing good (if not entirely within the meaning of the act).

John Hanrahan reviews 'Heroin Annie' by Peter Corris

Heroin Annie

by Peter Corris

Allen & Unwin, $5.95 pb, 266 pp

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