Garry Disher
Garry Disher is an Australian author of crime fiction and children’s novels. He writes the Wyatt series and the Inspector Challis series. Disher obtained postgraduate degrees from Adelaide University and Melbourne University. He was awarded a writing fellowship from Stanford University and wrote his first collection of short stories. He then travelled the world, ending up back in Australia, teaching creative writing. In 1988, Garry became a full-time writer, which he has been ever since.

Garry Disher became a published author in 1981 with Approaches – the collection he wrote at Stanford. His first novel the standalone novel Steal Away. Below is a list of Garry Disher’s books in order of when they were first published:

Publication Order of Wyatt Books


Kickback(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paydirt(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deathdeal(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crosskill(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Port Vila Blues(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fallout(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wyatt(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of After Dark Books


The Half Dead(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Inspector Challis Books


The Dragon Man(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kittyhawk Down(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snapshot(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chain of Evidence(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Moon(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whispering Death(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Steal Away(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stencil Man(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bamboo Flute(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ratface(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Switch Cat(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blame the Wind(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sunken Road(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walk Twenty, Run Twenty(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ermyntrude Takes Charge(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Apostle Bird(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Divine Wind(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
From Your Friend, Louis Deane(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Past the Headlands(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moondyne Kate(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maddie Finn(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two-Way Cut(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eva's Angel(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Play Abandoned(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good One, Erm(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bitter Wash Road(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell to Pay(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Approaches(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Difference to Me(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flamingo Gate(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Restless: Stories of Flight and Fear(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Straight, Bent and Barbara Vine(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies


Personal Best(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Personal Best 2(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Below the Waterline(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Wretches and Rebels: The Australian Bushrangers(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writing Fiction: An Introduction to the Craft(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bushrangers(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Australia Then & Now(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writing Professionally: The Freelancer's Guide to Marketing Prose and Scripts(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Garry Disher Synopses: In The Stencil Man by Garry Disher, even though he had emigrated from Germany nearly two decades ago, Martin Linke is classified as “suspicious” and interned with every other foreign-sounding named citizen. He argues that he is not at war and should not have to leave his family, but is instead put into an internment camp and isolated.

In The Bamboo Flute by Garry Disher, during the Great Depression in Australia, a child meets a swagman named Eric the Red. Eric teaches Paul how to play the bamboo flute, bringing music back into his life.

Switch Cat by Garry Disher is about two neighbour girls who aren’t happy with their own cats, but think that they match up much better with eachother’s cat. However, their parents don’t approve of the trade.

In Blame the Wind by Garry Disher, Robert must spend time with his cousin Carl. While camping at a farm, they meet a strange girl and together, they all tell ghost stories.

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