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  1. says:

    When I finished this novel I realized two things first, that I d just read something outstanding and second, that as it says on the dustjacket blurb , Peter Temple is a master writer This has to be one of the best and most beautifully written crime fiction novels I ve ever read, and I can t wait to get back to his next novel, Truth, which I ve only just started and am already loving.Joe Cashin is a homicide detective who s recuperating from physical and emotional trauma in the small town of When I finished this novel I realized two things first, that I d just read something outstanding and second, that as it says on the dustjacket blurb , Peter Temple is a master writer This has to be one of the best and most beautifully written crime fiction novels I ve ever read, and I can t wait to get back to his next novel, Truth, which I ve only just started and am already loving.Joe Cashin is a homicide detective who s recuperating from physical and emotional trauma in the small town of Port Monro on the south coast of Australia Port Monro is not his normal beat he s been posted there to put some distance between himself and the events that left another policeman dead and himself hospitalized It s a perfect place for Joe he spends a great deal of his time with his dogs, and to get his mind off of his recen...


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    Challenge review The Broken Shore without mentioning how Australian it is.There are a lot of reviews on this site expressing frustration with The Broken Shore for its dialectical idiosyncrasies I won t take this opportunity to express my frustration at the way in which shit rolls downhill, obliging Australian readers to maintain a familiarity with British and American dialects, but rendering Australian dialects unreadable to our northern ...


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    I love a good crime thriller, and this is better than your average good I know I have a connection I know, I know many of the locations mentioned in the book that his lead character Joe Cashin in The Broken Shore has two huge black poodles every morning Mon Fri they scare the absolute crap out of my Son I on our morning walk to school they have built in stealth the neighbour I have discussed never hit you at the same point of the fence line So yes I love a good crime thriller, and this is better than your average good I know I have a connection I know, I know many of the locations mentioned in the book that his lead character Joe Cashin in The Broken Shore has two huge black poodles every morning Mon Fri they scar...


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    A BROKEN SHORE Police Procedural Australia Cont Poor Temple, Peter StandaloneQuercus, 2006 UK Hardcover Detective Joe Cashin is recovering from his injuries at his hometown in South Eastern Australia He is there to run a one man police station and is rebuilding the wreck of a home begun by his grandfather A brutal attack on a local man is quickly blamed on a three young men from the Aboriginal community When the plan to arrest and question one of the young men goes deathly wrong, Ca A ...


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    This was a dark and twisting noir with an impish heart that I thoroughly enjoyed despite the lingering questions it left me with We meet Joe Cashin, a taciturn, damaged cop on leave in the suburbs from the wilds of Melbourne after a dubious stake out left a fellow officer dead He s going through the motions of rebuilding his families crumbling estate, a project that seems doomed to fail His only company are two standard poodles possibly the weirdest pair of pets I ve ever encountered in a This was a dark and twisting noir with an impish heart that I thoroughly enjoyed despite the lingering questions it left me with We meet Joe Cashin, a taciturn, damaged cop on leave in the suburbs from the wilds of Melbourne after a dubious stake out left a fellow officer dead He s going through the motions of rebuilding his families crumbling estate, a project that seems doomed to fail His only company are two standard poodles possibly the weirdest pair of pets I ve ever encountered in a book like this and a few friends as quiet and solitary as he tries to be.When a local philanthropist is brutally murdered Cashin finds himself embroiled with the local police force, a rabidly racist bunch who are determined to pin the crime on a couple of loc...


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    , , , ,,,3,5 5


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    I wish I had picked this book up earlier For no other reason than that it completely and utterly immersed you into the setting of the book I could imagine Joe Cashin s property perfectly The lining of gums and scrub along the creek The coast along the Great Ocean Road, some of the wildest and most beautiful I have ever seen The invoking of the crazy autumn weather that can be calm and sunny one day, and then gale force winds and horizontal rain the next Sometimes within the same day For t I wish I had pick...


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    Wow A very fine book indeed With a nice tight prose style, this mystery transcends the genre with the quality of its writing, well drawn characters, and nuanced exploration of racial issues Main character and homicide cop Joe Cashin returns to his economically depressed home town in Southern Australia to recuperate from a car accident that resulted in a dead partner, an escaped suspect, and chronic crippling back pain for Joe A wealth...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A lot of this was very predictable I mean, Aboriginal kids are killed or harassed to death by police, the local Christian organisers of a boys camp for orphans turned out to have been kiddy fiddlers it always surprises me how long it takes the police to figure out this conn...


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    This is a very dark book and I initially struggled both because of some of the confronting racist language and because some of the issues cut very close to the bone It s both an excellent crime novel and a beautifully written literary piece but can happily be read as either Joe Cashin is a police officer who goes home to police in small town coastal Victoria He s recovering physically and psychologically from a stake or gone wrong during his time with Homicide in Melbourne Of course he now h This is a very dark book and I initially struggled both because of some of the confronting racist language and because some of the issues cut very close to the bone It s both an excellent crime novel and a beautifully written literary piece but can happily be read as either Joe Cashin is a police officer who goes home to police in small town coastal Victoria He s recovering physically and psychologically from a stake or gone wrong during his time with Homicide in Melbourne Of course he now has to police people he grew up with Pivotally this includes the Aboriginal population in town Then he s called to the murderous assault on the town s richest man and philanthropist...


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The Broken Shore Broken By His Last Case, Homicide Detective Joe Cashin Has Fled The City And Returned To His Hometown To Run Its One Man Police Station While His Wounds Heal And The Nightmares Fade He Lives A Quiet Life With His Two Dogs In The Tumbledown Wreck His Family Home Has Become It S A Peaceful Existence Ideal For The Rehabilitating Man But His Recovery Is Rudely Interrupted By A Brutal Attack On Charles Bourgoyne, A Prominent Member Of The Local Community Suspicion Falls On Three Young Men From The Local Aboriginal Community But Cashin S Not So Sure And As The Case Unfolds Amid Simmering Corruption And Prejudice, He Finds Himself Holding On To Something That It Might Be Better To Let Go.