The Heat

Awards:   Long-listed for CWA Daggers, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2017 (Australia) Long-listed for General Fiction Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2016 (Australia) Long-listed for International DUBLIN Literary Award 2017 (Ireland) Short-listed for Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction 2016 (Australia) Shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best Crime Novel 2016.
Author:   Garry Disher
Publisher:   Text Publishing
Edition:   UK ed.
ISBN:  

9781925355383


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   29 August 2016
Format:   Paperback
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The Heat


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Awards

  • Long-listed for CWA Daggers, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award 2017 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for General Fiction Book of the Year, Australian Book Industry Awards 2016 (Australia)
  • Long-listed for International DUBLIN Literary Award 2017 (Ireland)
  • Short-listed for Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction 2016 (Australia)
  • Shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best Crime Novel 2016.

Overview

Set in Noosa, a page-turning crime novel in which the reader finds themselves cheering on the criminal- the old-school professional thief Wyatt. Shortlisted for the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction Wyatt needs a job. A bank job would be nice. Or a security van. But these days armed robbery means working with cocky young idiots or strung-out meth-heads-and Wyatt's not that desperate. Luckily, a broker in Queensland knows someone who wants a painting stolen. Which is how Wyatt finds himself in Noosa, casing a rich paedophile's house for entry points and escape routes. That's fine. It's what Wyatt does. The double-cross that's supposed to end with him getting killed? Less fine. The heat is on.

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Author:   Garry Disher
Publisher:   Text Publishing
Imprint:   The Text Publishing Company
Edition:   UK ed.
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.180kg
ISBN:  

9781925355383


ISBN 10:   1925355381
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   29 August 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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'For the connoisseur of crime the Wyatt series represents Disher at his stylish best...wicked and wonderful. Welcome back, Wyatt.' Sydney Morning Herald 'Disher's terse, spare prose never falters.' Weekend Press 'Peter Temple and Garry Disher will be identified as the crime writers who redefined Australian crime fiction in terms of its form, content and style.' Age/Sydney Morning Herald 'Garry Disher is one of Australia's most exceptional crime writers...One of the most delightful aspects of a Garry Disher novel is the fascinating array of characters he assembles...The spare and sparse language, particularly in the way Disher frames the landscape, makes lines leap from the page.' 4 and a half starred review Good Reading 'Writing of the highest calibre, neatly crafted and strongly evocative.' Sunday Mail 'With The Heat, Disher continues to tap into that need that we have for anti-heroes...Couple that with a twisted, tense and taut thriller and once again, Garry Disher has turned out a winner.' Aust Crime Fiction 'Disher's spare, lean writing...perfectly captures his characters' idiosyncrasies and propels the narrative towards its many satisfying twists and turns.' Age/Sydney Morning Herald 'Sparely written, with an entertaining set of villains, an unfathomable antihero and dry humour, reading this book is like riding a thrilling switchback.' West Australian 'Garry Disher deserves his reputation as one of Australia's finest crime writers.' Stuff NZ 'Disher's Wyatt, perfectly crafted in gripping, calculated prose, is someone you'll happily follow into heists, thefts, and stopping their own murder.' Readings 'Every word counts in Disher's books, but you're never left with a sense that the writing is too sparse. The sentences are vividly alive. I read the book in a day, which shows what a page-turner it is.' Otago Daily Times 'The fast-moving spellbinding plot keeps the reader turning the pages and makes it hard to put the book down and return to real life.' ArtsHub 'This latest instalment of Australia's favourite crook is fast-paced and action-packed...Readers unfamiliar with Disher's work are bound to want to seek out his backlist; fans of his Wyatt series will not be disappointed...A brilliant read!' BookMooch 'A top-notch crime novel that grabs the reader's attention from the first page and does not let go until the wry conclusion. The writing is as streamlined and as taut as ever, and there is hardly a wasted word...An excellent example of Aussie noir.' Beaudesert Times 'The Heat is beautifully crafted. Like its hero, it's lean, spare and trenchant...Disher provides a searing commentary on the way we choose to live now.' Age/Sydney Morning Herald '[Disher's] prose in The Heat is as taut and concise as his title...Precise plotting keeps the action moving along at a pace.' New Zealand Listener


Author Information

Garry Disher has published almost fifty titles-fiction, children's books, anthologies, textbooks, the Wyatt thrillers and the Mornington Peninsula mysteries. He has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and two Ned Kelly Best Crime novel awards, for Chain of Evidence (2007) and Wyatt (2010). Garry lives on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

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