Peter Temple wins British Crime Writers’ Association Award

Australian author Peter Temple has won the British Crime Writers’ Association Award for his utterly superb novel, The Broken Shore.

‘Temple’s book is Australian to its core: set in rural Victoria, it features a city policement, Joe Cashin, who flees to the country after a traumatic case and invetigates the case of a badly bashed old man and three young Aboriginal suspects…The novel nails the gritty machismo of Autralian cops, the rawness of racism, and portrays the good and the prejudiced with exacting attention to language, attitude and humour.” (The Age, 7 July, pg 5)