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Hosking, Peter

Overview
Works: 247 works in 571 publications in 1 language and 4,045 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Humorous fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PR9619.3.U6, 823.92
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Most widely held works about Peter Hosking
 
Most widely held works by Peter Hosking
The broken shore : a novel by Peter Temple( Recording )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaken by a scrape with death, big-city detective Joe Cashin is posted away from the Homicide Squad to a 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. When a prominent local is attacked and left for dead in his own home, Cashin is thrust into a murder investigation. The evidence points to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community; whom everyone wants to blame. But Cashin is unconvinced, and soon begins to see the outlines of something far more terrible than a simple robbery gone wrong.--From publisher description
Cloudstreet by Tim Winton( Recording )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From seperate catastrophes two rural families flee to the city to find themselves sharing a great breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet where they begin their lives again from scratch. For twenty years they roister and rankle, laugh and curse until the roof over their heads becomes a home for their hearts
The bachelors of Broken Hill by Arthur W Upfield( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two elderly Broken Hill bachelors have died from cyanide poisoning. D.I. Bonaparte faces a cold trail, with only vague descriptions of a woman who was on the scene each time. Bony awaits the inevitable third killing
Salt and blood by Peter Corris( Recording )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old flame, Glen Withers, has come back into Cliff Hardy's life - but this time it's strictly business. Former policewoman Glen is now a PI too, and with a much classier clientele than Cliff's - she's been told 'money's no object' by her latest, a wealthy family from Sydney's eastern suburbs. Together, Cliff and Glen take on the case of Rodney St John Harkness, recent inmate of a mental institution and a recovering alcoholic with a murky, possibly murderous, history. But Glen is also a recovering alcoholic - and the combination proves disastrous. When Rod and Glen vanish, Hardy finds himself in a race against time to untangle Harkness' tortured past and find the pair. The trail leads up to the central coast and some of Sydney's best known beaches. Will Cliff be in time, or will the 'salty tang of blood' fill the air?
The clue of the new shoe by Arthur W Upfield( Recording )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nude body of a man is discovered entombed in the walls of Split Point Lighthouse on the South-East Coast of Australia. Investigating the crime Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, the half-aborigine detective, wonders why a coffin is moved at night, who was the girl struggling with Dick Lake on the cliff top, and what caused the Bully Buccaneers to deal in death. Superintendent Bolt said 'It's the toughest job we've ever had to bash open' ... an ordinary policeman could afford to fail, but Bony never ... '
D-E-D dead! by Geoffrey McGeachin( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment Alby drops his gun on a St Kilda tram he knows he's in for a bad day. Then his partner Harry is gunned down in a Double Bay coffee shop. By lunchtime Alby realizes someone wants him dead - and they want him dead now. All Alby wants is some pasta, a good bottle of wine and to know more about the mysterious Grace Goodluck. But he also has to figure out who shot Harry and who wants him dead. And why
Mr. Jelly's business by Arthur W Upfield( Recording )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte agrees to help a colleague in the matter of the disappearance of George Loftus, a farmer whose car was found abandoned near the world's longest fence, in the wheat country of Western Australia. He immediately suspects murder but can't find the evidence to confirm it. Loftus's wife seems concerned about him, but his handsome hired man is an enigma. It is not until Bony becomes absorbed in the second mystery of Mr Jelly, an amateur criminologist who himself often disappears on secret business, that he finds the key to the strange goings-on in this seemingly ordinary farming community
Lugarno by Peter Corris( Recording )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cliff has been hired by high-flying consultant Martin Price to find out who's been supplying heroin to Price's teenage daughter - who in turn has got her beautiful young stepmother hooked. Cliff is finding out the hard way that crime and violence come calling even at posh waterside addresses
Sensitive new age spy by Geoffrey McGeachin( Recording )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Alby wants is a decent coffee and a day off. But there's a hijacked tanker with a deadly cargo in Sydney Harbor, and bullets are flying on board a US Navy cruiser. Three sailors are dead and a Seahawk chopper is missing. Who's behind the mayhem? Why is the government intent on shutting down Alby's investigation? What's the connection to the smooth-talking Reverend Priday, spiritual leader to the upwardly mobile?
Dead and kicking by Geoffrey McGeachin( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a movie about an Australian war hero takes Alby Murdoch to Vietnam, he discovers that some old soldiers never die and that it's not just the cameras doing the shooting ... A job as stills photographer and some top-notch nosh were two good reasons for Alby Murdock to be in Saigon. The third was that he had to clear out of Sydney and the spy game for a while. But when Alby snaps a photo of the wrong passing cyclo, suddenly more action is taking place off camera than on. Alongside his old flame, the bootylicious Jezebel Quick - and his new friend, the alluring Inspector Hoang - Alby is thrust into the murky, watch-your-back world of casino crime lords, bent politicians, rogue expats, killer fish and ruthless celebrity chefs"--Pub. description
An author bites the dust by Arthur W Upfield( Recording )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cat, a ping-pong ball and a drunken gardener are the slight clues upon which Detective-Inspector Bonaparte investigates the mysterious death of famous author Mervyn Blake. Blake died an agonising death late one night in his writing room. But how did he die?
Black prince by Peter Corris( Recording )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex, sport and steroids - an explosive mix. They called him the Black Prince. Southwestern Uni's top athlete, Clinton seemed to have it all: he was destined for sporting stardom and lucky in love - then it all went horribly wrong. Now Clinton won't rest until he's avenged his girlfriend's death. He's after the dealer who sold Angie bad steroids and nothing's going to get in his way. Can Cliff Hardy find him before he ends up on a murder charge - or dead?
Wings above the Diamantina by Arthur W Upfield( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of the stolen red monoplane on the dry, flat bottom of Emu Lake meant many things to many people. For Elizabeth Nettlefold, the chance to nurse its strangely ill passenger meant a new purpose in life. For Dr Knowles, brilliant physician and town drunk, it meant the revival of a romantic dream. For a person or persons unknown, it meant a murder plan gone badly awry. And for Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, it meant one of the toughest cases of his career
The bone is pointed by Arthur W Upfield( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Anderson was a big man with a foul temper, a sadist and a drunk. Five months after his horse appeared riderless, no trace of the man has surfaced and no one seems to care. But Bony is determined to follow the cold trail and smoke out some answers. -- Container
Blackwattle Creek by Geoffrey McGeachin( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's September 1957, two days before the VFL grand final, and Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin, former bomber pilot and ex-POW, finally has some time off. But there's no rest for Charlie, a decent but damaged man still troubled by his wartime experiences. A recently widowed friend asks a favour and he's dropped into something a hell of a lot bigger than he bargained for when he discovers a Melbourne funeral parlour has been burying bodies with parts missing. A Hungarian émigré hearse driver points Berlin in the right direction but it quickly becomes obvious anyone asking the wrong questions is in real danger. With his offsider beaten and left for dead, witnesses warned off, Special Branch on his case, and people he doesn't know watching his every move, Berlin realises even his young family may be in danger. His pursuit of the truth leads him to Blackwattle Creek, once an asylum for the criminally insane and now a foreboding home to even darker evils. And if Berlin thought government machinations during World War II were devious, those of the Cold War leave them for dead
Fat, fifty & f***ed! : fast & furious novel by Geoffrey McGeachin( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Carter is having a crook day. His home life's a misery, he's been retrenched by the bank and everyone's forgotten his birthday. But a million-dollar payroll, a pistol, and a split-second decision change everything. Hurtling north on a motorcycle with the intriguing Faith, Martin encounters a mysterious hit-man, a new-age bikie gang, a reclusive media mogul, and the booby-trapped mountain hideout of an old schoolmate. With Faith's help he learns about love again, along with some bitter truths about instant coffee, brown suede shoes, and the legendary Great Aussie Truck-stop Breakfast
Death of a swagman by Arthur W Upfield( Recording )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an isolated hut not far from the sleepy country town of Merino, stockman George Kendall is found dead and it looks very much like murder. Six weeks later, when the murderer is still at large, another stockman turns up in the township and, as a first move, provokes the local sergeant to lock him up. This particular stockman is Detective-Inspector Napolean Bonaparte, and theres method in his seeming madness. While serving a semi-detention sentence and being made to paint the police station, he wears the best of all possible disguises for a policeman on the trail of a ruthless and single-minded killer
Venom house by Arthur W Upfield( Recording )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Answerth family's mansion seems to deserve its nickname of 'Venom House'. Perhaps that's because of its forbidding setting, an island in the centre of a man-made lake, the treacherous waters studded by the skeletons of long-dead trees. Perhaps it's because of the unquiet ghosts of the Aborigines slaughtered by Answerth ancestors. Or perhaps it's just because the Answerth household is such a strange one
Bony and the black virgin by Arthur W Upfield( Recording )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte is called to the drought-stricken outback for this, his latest case. At a desolate sheep station two men have been savagely beaten to death and it's Bony's job to make an arrest.--Publisher's description
 
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CloudstreetThe bachelors of Broken HillSalt and bloodThe clue of the new shoeD-E-D dead!LugarnoSensitive new age spyDead and kicking