The broken shore: Broken Shore Series, Book 1

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Shaken by a scrape with death, Detective Joe Cashin has been posted away from the big-city homicide squad to the quiet town on the South Australian coast where he grew up. Carrying physical scars and not a little guilt, he spends his time playing the country cop, walking his dogs, and thinking about how it all was before. But when a prominent local millionaire is attacked and left for dead in his own home, Cashin is thrust into what becomes a murder investigation. The evidence points to three boys from the nearby aboriginal community--everyone seems to want to blame them. Cashin is unconvinced and soon begins to see the outlines of something far more terrible than a burglary gone wrong. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award, Australia's major prize for crime fiction, The Broken Shore is a transfixing novel about a place, a family, politics, and power and the need to live decently in a world where so much is rotten. GLOSSARY OF AUSTRALIAN TERMS Abo: Abbreviation of "Aboriginal." The usage is derogatory except in Aboriginal English. Aggro: "Aggression" or "aggressive." (Just takes two or three drinks, then he gets aggro. ) Ambo: An ambulance worker. (The following sentence is possible: Mate the last thing I need is an aggro Abo ambo.) Bickie: A cookie. Abbreviation of biscuit. Bloodhouse: A hotel known for its fights. Blow-in: A term of scorn for a newcomer, particularly one who voices an opinion about local affairs or tries to change anything. (Bloody blow-in, what does he know about this town?) Bludger: Once, a man living off a prostitute's earnings; now applied to anyone who shirks work, duty, or obligation. A dole bludger is someone who would rather live on unemployment benefits than take a job. Bluey: A workman's hard-wearing cotton jacket. It can also be a blanket, a cattle dog, or a red-haired person. Boong: A derogatory term for an Aboriginal person used by non-Aboriginals. Brickie: Bricklayer. Buckley's: To have Buckley's chance or Buckley's hope is to have very little or no prospect of success. The term probably derives from William Buckley, a convict who escaped and lived with an Aboriginal community. Bundy: Bundaberg rum, named for the Queensland sugar town. It is often drunk with Coca-Cola (Bundy and Coke). Burg: Burglary. Chook: Chicken. It can also mean an older woman or a silly person. Cleanskin: Once a term for unbranded animals, it now denotes someone with an unblemished record or an unskilled person or a wine sold without a brand name. Cop it: To take the blame or accept responsibility. To cop it sweet is to take misfortune or blame in a resigned way. Copshop: Police station. Corrie iron: Corrugated galvanized iron sheet. Dill: A stupid, silly or incompetent person. Dob: To inform on someone, to blame or implicate him or her. Someone who dobs is a dobbler. Fibro: Fibro-cement building material used for cheap housing, garages or shacks. Also used for a house made of fibro-cement. (Might live in a mansion now; six months ago, it was a fibro.) Flannelshirt: A person from the country or the poorer outer suburbs who wears cheap cotton shirts, usually checked. Footy: Australian rules football, the world's finest ball game, and the ball used. (Let's have a kick of the footy.) On my hammer: Putting pressure on me. Hoon: Once, a procurer of prostitutes, but now any badly behaved person, usually a young male. Irresponsible young drivers are hoons who go for a hoon in their cars. Mark Twain uses the expression as drunk as hoons in Sketches Old and New, where it presumably derives from "Huns." Hume: The Hume Highway. It runs either from Sydney to Melbourne, or from Melbourne to Sydney. KALOF: Police acronym for "Keep A Lookout For." Load: To frame someone with a crime. (They loaded him up with it, reckoned he was overdue.) Lucky dip: Relying on chance or fortune. From the drawing of a lucky number or prize from a barrel. Milk stout: A dark beer, sometimes claimed to have medicinal properties. Offsider: A sidekick, a junior helper
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Full title broken shore
Author temple peter
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Peter Temple is currently being hailed as the finest crime writer in Australia, but it won't be long before he is recognized as what he really is--one of the nation's finest writers, period. Born in South Africa, Temple is writing a dynamic kind of literary thriller that ultimately defies classification.

The Broken Shore, his eighth novel, revolves around big-city detective Joe Cashin. Shaken by a scrape with death, he's posted away from the Homicide Squad to the quiet town on the South Australian coast where he grew up. Carrying physical scars and more than a little guilt, he spends his time playing the country cop, walking his dogs, and thinking about how it all was before. But when a prominent local is attacked in his own home and left for dead, Cashin is thrust into what becomes a murder investigation. The evidence points to three boys from the nearby aboriginal community--everyone seems to want to blame them. Cashin is unconvinced, and soon begins to see the outlines of something far more terrible than a burglary gone wrong.

Winner of the Colin Roderick Award for Australian writing as well as Australia's major prize for crime fiction, the Ned Kelly Award, The Broken Shore is a transfixing and moving novel about a place, a family, politics and power, and the need to live decently in a world where so much is rotten.

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topic_facet Aboriginal Australians, Fiction, Murder, Mystery, Race discrimination, Suspense, Thriller