An Iron Rose

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781921922305
  • Publisher: Text Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/18/2013
  • Series: Text Classics Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 628,958
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


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 Award. His books are published in more than twenty countries.

Les Carlyon is the author of Gallipoli, a bestseller in Australia, Britain and New Zealand, The Great War, which was voted book of the year at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and The Master: A Personal Portrait of Bart Cummings.

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