Private Eye

White Meat

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

He needs a nice smooth job, something to pay the bills - and keep his glass filled. But smooth this one isn't. Ted Tarleton is a very rich bookie whose beautiful, spoiled daughter, Noni, is missing. Tarleton wants Hardy to find her.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
0449130274
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Fawcett
Year of Publication: 
1981

Wet Graves

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Someone's trying to cancel Cliff Hardy's licence, and he needs to find out why.

He also has to work out why the case of missing schoolteacher Brian Madden keeps leading him back over fifty years to the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Finding the answers takes all his contacts - police, underworld and press - and keeps Hardy moving across Sydney, asking questions, probing the past... and finding the bodies.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1863590250
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
1991

The Washington Club

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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The Washington Club takes Cliff Hardy, Australia's favourite PI, to the edge. He might never work again Claudia Fleischman is beautiful, rich, itelligent... and has just been charged with the murder of her developer husband.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
186442303X
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
1998

The Undertow

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Frank Parker, retired senior policeman and Cliff Hardy's long time friend, has a problem. A case from early in his career involving two doctors, one of whom was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill the other and went to gaol for the crime, is coming back to haunt him.The convicted, now dead doctor may have been innocent, and Parker had been the lover of the beautiful Catherine Castiglione, the doctor's wife.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
9781741147483
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

Torn Apart

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Semi-retired. De-licensed. But Cliff Hardy is once again fighting for justice and tracking down evil when his cousin is brutally murdered - did the shotgun blast find its target, or was it meant for Hardy?

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
978 1 74237 139 9
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2010

Taking Care of Business: Cliff Hardy cases

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Cliff Hardy is no financial genius. But in Taking Care of Business he pursues white-collar crime with the same doggedness he applies to his more downmarket villains.

Hardy's tasks are many and his clients are from all walks of life. He is minder for Thomas Whitney, the highly strung whistleblower, whose company is siphoning money off through Vanuatu. He is hired by computer genius Charles Marriott, whose shady dot com partner wants the control of the business and is letting nothing and no one get in his way.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1741144191
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

Saving Billie

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When journalist Louise Kramer hires Cliff Hardy to find Billie Marchant, Hardy heads for unfamiliar territory of the far southwestern suburbs of Sydney. Billie claims to have information about media big-wheel Jonas Clement - the subject of an incriminating expose by Kramer. Clement doesn't want Billie found and Clement's enemies want to find her first. Hardy tracks Billie down, but 'saving Billie' means not only rescuing her, it means saving her from herself.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1741146526
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

Salt & Blood

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

I reached gingerly to the back of my head and felt the blood in my hair and the tenderness underneath it. How do they check if a footballer's concussed? Ask him if knows what day it is. I thought I did. I was pretty sure.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1863253742
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2002

The Reward

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

With his PEA licence restored and strapped for cash, Cliff Hardy is reluctantly drawn into a scheme to claim the reward on a 17-year-old abduction case.

Hardy is distracted by a hot new lover, but when one of the schemers ends up dead, the case gets his full attention. Who paid the cops to suppress the ransom note and how come they're always one step ahead of Hardy?

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
073380070X
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
1997

The Other Side of Sorrow

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Corruption, murder and a missing girl: routine for Cliff Hardy - except this time it's personal. Cliff Hardy is stunned to get a phone call from his ex-wife Cynthia. It's been over 20 years since she last shouted she never wanted to see him again... and she was never a woman to change her mind.

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1863251855
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
1999