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    • Under the Cold Bright Lights

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Douglas Hansell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Detective Alan Auhl does things his own way - and gets results. He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick - his daughters are 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.... 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good characters but overall story didn’t hold together

    • By Laura Quine on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Kittyhawk Down

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Colin McPhillamy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An unidentified man is fished out of the sea with an anchor strapped to his waist. And for DI Hal Challis, this sparks the beginning of a chilling series of shotgun killings. As Challis investigates, a farmer on the peninsula erupts into violence and is the target of a massive manhunt. And then Challis finds some aerial photographs in the possession of his friend Kitty that link her to the murders....

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Snapshot

    • Peninsula Crime, Book 6
    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Colin McPhillamy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    The neat suburban homes of the Peninsula seem like an improbable setting for sex parties, blackmail and murder. But when DI Hal Challis is called to investigate the murder of Janine McQuarrie - shot in a deserted country lane in front of her seven-year-old daughter - his progress is hampered by a web of lies and secrets. Everybody has something to hide, something to lose. And someone in Waterloo is determined to kill again. 

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Signal Loss

    • Hal Challis, Book 7
    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Colin McPhillamy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    A pair of hit men working a job for a meth kingpin have a very bad day, and the resulting bushfire draws attention to a drug lab and two bodies burned up in a Mercedes. Sergeant Ellen Destry - newly minted head of her department's sex crime unit - and Inspector Hal Challis return in this newest installment of Gary Disher's Peninsula-based crimes series. With meth-related crime on the rise, interdepartmental tensions mount, and Challis soon finds himself fighting to keep control of his case.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Dragon Man

    • Peninsula Crime, Book 1
    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Colin McPhillamy
    • Length: 8 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Summer on the Peninsula. The heat’s ramping up, the usual holiday madness building. D.I. Hal Challis is already recycling his shower water and starting to dread Christmas. But this year there’s something more. Women abducted and murdered on the Old Highway. A pall of fear over the scorched paddocks. The media are demanding answers - and Challis’s sleepy beat is set to explode.

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Whispering Death

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Colin McPhillamy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    DI Hal Challis is in trouble with the boss and missing his lover, Ellen Destry, who is overseas. But there’s plenty to keep his mind off his problems. A rapist in a police uniform stalks Challis’ Peninsula beat, there is a serial armed robber headed in his direction and a home invasion that’s a little too close to home. Not to mention a very clever, very mysterious female cat burglar who may or may not be planning something on Challis’ patch.

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Chain of Evidence

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Drew de Carvalho
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    A young girl has been abducted on Australia's Mornington Peninsula, and Sergeant Ellen Destry takes the case in Inspector Hal Challis' absence.

    Garry Disher crafts sharp police procedurals with a distinctive down-under flair.

    Regular price: $36.37

    • Bitter Wash Road

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Hirsh was a promising metropolitan officer - until he blew the whistle on a case of police corruption. Now he’s been exiled to a one-cop station in South Australia’s wheatbelt. Called a dog by his own cop brothers. So when he’s sent to investigate gunfire up isolated Bitter Wash Road he suspects his backup might be the one to put a bullet in him. He’s wrong. But the events that unfold turn out to be a lot more sinister.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story - awful narration

    • By Annabelle on 05-22-18

    Regular price: $18.54

    • Signal Loss

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Colin McPhillamy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A small bushfire, but nasty enough for ice cooks to abandon their lab. Fatal, too. But when the bodies in the burnt-out Mercedes prove to be a pair of Sydney hitmen, DI Hal Challis' inquiries into a local ice epidemic take a darker turn. Meanwhile, Ellen Destry, head of the new sex crimes unit, finds herself not only juggling the personalities of her team but hunting a serial rapist who leaves no evidence behind.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Blood Moon

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Colin McPhillamy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    When hordes of 18-year-olds descend on the Mornington Peninsula to celebrate the end of exams, a brutal bashing attracts political attention. The victim is connected, and now DI Hal Challis is facing interference from on high. Newly embarked on a relationship with his Sergeant, Ellen Destry, Challis doesn't need the brass looking over his shoulder. Then a bludgeoned corpse is found outside town, and it's clear something much darker than adolescent craziness is going down.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Hell to Pay

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Constable Paul Hirschhausen - "Hirsch" - is a recently demoted detective sent from Adelaide, Australia's southernmost booming metropolis, to Tiverton, a one-road town in rustic, backwater "wool and wheat" country three hours north. Hirsch is more than just a disgraced cop, a rumored whistle-blower - internal investigations is still trying to convict him of something, even if it means planting evidence, and someone has a bullet they'd like to put in his head, as has been made clear by the pistol cartridge left in his mailbox.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Blood Moon

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Colin McPhillamy
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Now that they are lovers, Detective Inspector Hal Challis and Sergeant Ellen Destry must guard their affections closely, for romantic relationships are strictly forbidden by department regulations. Trying to keep their professional and personal lives separate, they investigate the brutal assault of a private school chaplain as well as the murder of a public official. Applying further pressure is a prominent politician who has no love for police and wants the first case closed quickly.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed..

    • By Karen E. Orum on 10-07-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Chain of Evidence

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Drew De Carvalho
    • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Ten-year-old Katie Blasko is missing. Detective Sergeant Ellen Destry, alert to rumours of a paedophile ring operating on the Peninsula, is thinking abduction. Her colleagues are thinking bad family, truancy. Her boss is thinking about the media. Her partner, DI Hal Challis, is a thousand kilometres away, watching his father die, and everyone, including Ellen, is wondering whether she's good enough to handle this without him.

    Regular price: $23.44

    • Bitter Wash Road

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Charles Rettinghaus
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In der Nähe von Tiverton, einer Kleinstadt in Australiens Nirgendwo, wird ein Mädchen tot am Straßenrand gefunden. Constable Paul Hirschhausen, genannt Hirsch, übernimmt den Fall. Er glaubt nicht an einen Unfall mit Fahrerflucht.

    Regular price: $11.97

    • Her

    • By: Garry Disher
    • Narrated by: Grace Lowry
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    A dark and unsettling tale, set at the turn of the 20th century, that will stay with you long after you finish listening - from a master of Australian literature. Out in that country, the sun smeared the sky and nothing ever altered, except that one day a scrap man came by.... Her name is scarcely known or remembered. All in all, she is worth less than the nine shillings and sixpence counted into her father's hand. She bides her time. She does her work. Way back in the corner of her mind is a thought she is almost too frightened to shine a light on: one day she will run away.

    Regular price: $25.09