By Peter Cor­ris Allen & Un­win RRP $ 27.99

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COR­RIS is back with his 38th Cliff Hardy de­tec­tive book. In The

Dun­bar Case, Hardy takes up what seems at first to be a rel­a­tively easy case – solv­ing the mys­tery of a 19th cen­tury ship­wreck. But it gets more com­pli­cated than that as Hardy em­barks on his re­search. A crime fam­ily, an un­der­cover cop and an al­lur­ing, am­bi­tious fe­male jour­nal­ist give Hardy all he can han­dle and, in­vari­ably, the bod­ies mount up. He also uses his knowl­edge of Syd­ney in his writ­ing. ‘‘ A flat white’ll set you back four bucks and what it costs to hire one of the dis­play ar­eas or con­fer­ence set­ups I don’t like to think.’’

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