Kittyhawk Down (Inspector Hal Challis Series #2)

Kittyhawk Down (Inspector Hal Challis Series #2)

by Garry Disher

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From the two-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award and the German Crime Fiction Critix Circle Prize

A missing two-year-old girl, an unidentified drowning victim, arson, and the threat of murder bring Homicide Squad Inspector Hal Challis of the Mornington Peninsula Police Force and his staff to Bushrangers Bay, an Australian seaside resort outside Melbourne. Allis not idyllic in this resort community—far from it. Cars are stolen and torched; letter boxes are burned; and the Kittyhawk airplane of an attractive aerial photographer suffers malicious damage.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597225823
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 08/15/2007
Series: Inspector Hal Challis Series , #2
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Garry Disher has published over fifty books in a range of genres, including crime, children’s books, and Australian history. His Hal Challis and Wyatt crime series are published by Soho Crime. He lives on the Mornington Peninsula, southeast of Melbourne.

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Kittyhawk Down (Inspector Hal Challis Series #2) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Though it took him years, Melbourne Homicide Squad Inspector Hal Challis' believes he has moved past his former wife¿s efforts to have her lover kill him now that he is seeing newspaper editor Tessa Kane and making new friends. Still Angela keeps in contact using the threat of suicide as a blackmail ploy to get Hal to forgive her and to help get her out of her life imprisonment. Hal knows the suicide threat is real, but wants nothing to do with his ex spouse who still haunts him as he regularly visits her anyway........................ Hal meets Kitty Casement, an aerial photographer who he likes in spite of his seeing Tessa. Someone threatens Kitty¿s life so Hal assumes she took pictures that threaten the illegal activity of the culprit although this could be part of nasty letter writer the Meddler or her spouse Rex. While searching for a missing toddler and working the latest homicide, Hal and his team struggle to identify who succeeded in ultimately killing Kitty...................... Though the above paragraphs concentrate on Hal, this terrific Australian police procedural provides numerous perspectives especially that of other cops working the mundane like a teen party or the homicide. The story line is fast-paced, but the key is that all the cast seem genuine even those that could have easily slipped into stereotypes. KITTYHAWK DOWN is a fabulous tale due to the solid caseload and strong characterizations starting with Hal whose life is moving forward one day at a time............ Harriet Klausner
teaperson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A lively mystery set on the coast of Australia. Several strands all tie together in the end, in an ensemble cast of a procedural. Not as much of the fascinating local color as in Disher's first Inspector Challis mystery, but a good read nonetheless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, fast paced with excellent scene descriptions.