Blood Moon (A Hal Challis Investigation #5) (Paperback)

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The fifth Hal Challis investigation, set in southeast Australia

It’s been a busy few days for Inspector Hal Challis. The school year has just ended, and with the sudden influx of rowdy teenagers on break, Waterloo has become a hotbed for petty crimes. But there are also more serious matters at hand. A well-connected chaplain at a prestigious school has been brutally beaten, and a local official has turned up dead. If Challis was having a hard time keeping up with the caseload before, it certainly hasn’t helped matters that he’s become romantically involved with his colleague Ellen Destry. Challis struggles to maintain a clear head as the crimes mount. Will their relationship derail all they’ve worked for?

About the Author

Garry Disher is one of Australia’s best-known novelists. He’s published over forty books in a range of genres, including crime, children’s books, and Australian history. In addition to his award-winning Hal Challis series, he is also the author of the standalone thriller Hell to Pay and the Wyatt series about a Melbourne jewel thief. He lives on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula.

Praise For…

Praise for Blood Moon

—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

"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."
The Seattle Times

“A fine detective novel.”
The Globe and Mail

“A superior police procedural . . . The personal interactions among Challis and his colleagues will quickly engage even newcomers.”
—Publishers Weekly

Praise for the Inspector Hal Challis series

"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: 9781569476314
ISBN-10: 1569476314
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: April 1st, 2010
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: A Hal Challis Investigation