An Iron Rose by Peter TempleAn Iron Rose by Peter Temple

An Iron Rose

byPeter TempleIntroduction byLes Carlyon

Paperback | June 28, 2013

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An Iron Rose is a crime classic about Aussie Rules football, ironwork, men, and murder. Peter Temple-winner of Australian, French, German, and British crime writing prizes, as well as Australia's most prestigious literary prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award-is one of the country's finest writers in any genre.
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 crimewriting prize, the Duncan Lawrie Dagger. In 2010 he was awarded Australia's greatest writing prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Awar...
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Title:An Iron RoseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.88 × 5 × 0.76 inPublished:June 28, 2013Publisher:Text Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1921922303

ISBN - 13:9781921922305

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shooting Star by Peter Temple This was my final Peter Temple book after reading them all. I love his flawed characters, the identifiable Australian - Melbourne land and streetscapes and the reality that things don't always end well. His stories become more complex throught the book, as is certainly the case here, and he makes you realise that you never really know what people can be capable of or what they might be hiding. He doesn't make it easy for you and you have to think and put things together youself. Again, a great story that I will have to read again!
Date published: 2014-02-22

Editorial Reviews

'A wonderfully controlled piece of writing with some delightfully wry observations... the quality of the prose alone makes the book worth reading.' Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review'Peter Temple has a way with words and the richness of his language alone makes this book rewarding... This is a great book.'I Love A Mystery newsletter'Swift pace... rapid fire dialog.'Deadly Pleasures'A must for thriller seekers.'Who Weekly'Fast, funny and assured.'Australian Book Review'The coolest and most elegant of Australian crime writers.'Age'Temple is a phenomenon.'Sydney Morning Herald'An Iron Rose has Temple's usual grizzled police veteran as the central character, a despicable and mystifying crime and a support crew of goodies and baddies - although as in most of Temple's novels many make the switch to the dark side by the end of the book. But don't read it for the story line; read it for the language. Temple's dry Australian vernacular and wit should be required reading for everyone above the age of 16. This edition is introduced by Les Carlyon, a better match for Temple's writingI could not imagine.'Melbourne Weekly 'A wonderfully controlled piece of writing with some delightfully wry observations... the quality of the prose alone makes the book worth reading.' Sacramento/San Francisco Book Review'Peter Temple has a way with words and the richness of his language alone makes this book rewarding... This is a great book.'I Love A Mystery newsletter'Swift pace... rapid fire dialog.'Deadly Pleasures'A must for thriller seekers.'Who Weekly'Fast, funny and assured.'Australian Book Review'The coolest and most elegant of Australian crime writers.'Age'Temple is a phenomenon.'Sydney Morning Herald'An Iron Rose has Temple's usual grizzled police veteran as the central character, a despicable and mystifying crime and a support crew of goodies and baddies ? although as in most of Temple's novels many make the switch to the dark side by the end of the book. But don't read it for the story line; read it for the language. Temple's dry Australian vernacular and wit should be required reading for everyone above the age of 16. This edition is introduced by Les Carlyon, a better match for Temple's writing I could not imagine.'Melbourne Weekly