Garry Disher has published fifty titles across multiple genres. His last standalone novel, Bitter Wash Road, won the 2016 German Crime Prize, a prize he has previously won twice. In 2018 he received the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award.
'Disher is one of Australia's leading crime writers. ...Disher is brilliant at rural noir, capturing the stifling atmosphere of a small town where resentments simmer against the backdrop of an unforgiving landscape.' * The Times * 'A very, very good novel.' -- David Gaunt * RN Bookshelf * 'Garry Disher shows why he's the master...A novel of sweat-inducing authenticity.' * NZ Listener * 'Peace is a very impressive piece of crime fiction. There has been a lot of fuss about Australian rural noir in recent years, but few, if any, do it better than Disher.' * Canberra Weekly * 'This is one cracker of a book and there will be little peace until you turn the final page.' * Weekly Times * 'Peace is rural noir at its best.' * Canberra Times * 'There is very little peace in this gripping country cop procedural.' * David Astle * 'A thrilling mystery with plenty of surprises.' * 2SER Tuesday Book Club * 'If you love Aussie rural noir, this one's for you.' * New Idea * 'Disher is a master of crime and this has to be one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a while.' * Mark Rubbo, Readings * 'Peace is marvellous, and Garry Disher, as always, is in award-winning form, creating a town so vivid and hot you could swelter just reading it - and you'd look askance at everybody you pass on the street.' * Readings * 'The cast of Peace is strong and the local colour is as vivid as ever. Disher was portraying the harshness of the Australian landscape long before Jane Harper's The Dry ignited a new wave of Australian crime fiction, and fans of her work, and Chris Hammer's Scrublands, will find much to enjoy here. Disher provides the complete mystery package: unobtru sively slick detection, plenty of surprises and mounting thrills, with a protagonist that demonstrates a remarkable level of humanity.' * Books+Publishing * 'Mark Peace down as one to look out for, and if you have not already done so, give Bitter Wash Road a read, you won't be disappointed.' * Jeff Popple * 'Peter Temple and Garry Disher will be identified as the crime writers who redefined Australian crime fiction in terms of its form, content and style.' * Sydney Morning Herald * 'I loved Peace. It is an an uplifting book, an utterly compelling mystery with rare heart and humanity. If you enjoyed Jane Harper's The Lost Man, this novel is for you.' * Dervla McTiernan * 'Peace tells the story of a cop exiled to a wounded town in South Australia's dry country. In this brilliant novel Disher takes his readers on a harrowing journey.' * Jock Serong * 'There is no peace for a good man when the mercury rises, tempers fray and violence simmers. This is a scorchingly good novel.' * Michael Robotham * 'Disher is the gold standard for rural noir.' * Chris Hammer *