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Hard-boiled thriller with an Australian accent

AN IRON ROSE. By Peter Temple, Quercus, €15

26th May, 2007

AN IRON ROSE. By Peter Temple, Quercus, €15

It’s not often you come across a detective novel set in Melbourne, and rarer still that it’s quite so good as Peter Temple’s An Iron Rose.

When MacArthur John Faraday’s best friend Ned is found hanged, the police and surrounding community make the reasonable assumption he committed suicide. But ex-cop turned blacksmith Faraday is far from convinced, and nagging doubts make...

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