By Peter Temple
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Winner, Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010. At the close of a long day, Inspector Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a
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28 September 2009
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Crime, Thriller & Adventure


Winner of Miles Franklin Literary Award 2010 (Australia) -- Winner of International German Crime Prize 2012 -- Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 2010 (Australia) -- Winner of Australian Book Industry Awards, General Fiction Book of the Year 2010 (Australia)

Author Biography

Peter Temple has worked extensively as a journalist and editor for newspapers and magazines in several countries. He has won five Ned Kelly Awards for his novels, and won the world's most prestigious crime writing prize, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger. In 2010 he was awarded Australia's greatest writing prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award. His books are published in more than twenty countries.