Kittyhawk Down (A Hal Challis Investigation #2) (Paperback)

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From the two-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award and the German Crime Fiction Critix Circle Prize

A missing two-year-old girl, an unidentified drowning victim, arson, and the threat of murder bring Homicide Squad Inspector Hal Challis of the Mornington Peninsula Police Force and his staff to Bushrangers Bay, an Australian seaside resort outside Melbourne. Allis not idyllic in this resort community—far from it. Cars are stolen and torched; letter boxes are burned; and the Kittyhawk airplane of an attractive aerial photographer suffers malicious damage.

About the Author

Garry Disher has published over fifty books in a range of genres, including crime, children’s books, and Australian history. His Hal Challis and Wyatt crime series are published by Soho Crime. He lives on the Mornington Peninsula, southeast of Melbourne.

Praise For…

Praise for Kittyhawk Down
“A police procedural . . . featuring a squad of interestingly flawed homicide cops . . . working multiple cases that feature multiple puzzles and a pool of incisively well-drawn murder suspects . . . First rate.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Gripping . . . As the story neatly advances from the viewpoints of characters both major and minor, Disher artfully employs misdirection . . . Fans of [Peter Robinson or Ian Rankin] will find much to like in this dark whodunit.”
Publishers Weekly

“Procedural fans looking for something a little different will devour this one . . . Enough dark overtones to elevate the series into the Ian Rankin league.”
—ALA Booklist

Praise for the Hal Challis Thrillers
“It’s a rare pleasure to sit down to a traditional detective story in which solid police work solves a crime . . . An excellent Australian series.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Delightful . . . BUY IT!”
New York Magazine

“Colorful . . . Disher has literary talent and imagination.”
Chicago Tribune

“Garry Disher’s terrific, no-nonsense police procedurals set in rough-and-ready Australia remind me of Ed McBain’s gold-standard 87th Precinct books.”
Seattle Times

“Engrossing . . . Disher creates the kind of complex, edgy, principled yet flawed characters it’s a pleasure to worry about.”
Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"This series boasts careful, realistic casework, but there’s enough darkness and ambiguity to suit John Harvey fans and a kind of which-way-is-up sense of the police force that recalls early James Ellroy. Moody, inventive, and extremely hard to put down."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781569474273
ISBN-10: 1569474273
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: July 1st, 2006
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: A Hal Challis Investigation