Peter Corris
Peter Corris is an Australian author of crime fiction, historical fiction and non-fiction. He is best known for his Cliff Hardy series, but also writes series featuring his characters Richard Browning, Ray Crawley and Luke Dunlop. He is also a historian and a journalist. Born in Stawell, Victoria and raised in Melbourne, he attended secondary school at Melbourne High School. He then attended the University of Melbourne, earned his M.A. in History at Monash University and his PhD in History from Australian National University. Corris enjoys reading, writing, golf, weight training and film. He is married to fellow writer Jean Bedford (who he has three daughters with) and lives in Sydney, Australia.

Peter Corris became a published author in 1973 with the non-fiction book Passage, Port and Plantation: A History of Solomon Islands Labour Migration, 1870-1914. His debut novel was the Cliff Hardy novel The Dying Trade. Below is a list of Peter Corris’ books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Cliff Hardy Books


The Dying Trade(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Meat(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marvelous Boy(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Make Me Rich(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Empty Beach(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Greenwich Apartments(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deal Me Out(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The January Zone(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
O'Fear(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wet Graves(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Aftershock(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beware of the Dog(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Matrimonial Causes(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Casino(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reward(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Washington Club(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Prince(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Other Side of Sorrow(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lugarno(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Salt and Blood(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Master's Mates(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Coast Road(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Saving Billie(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Undertow(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Appeal Denied(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Open File(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Water(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Torn Apart(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Follow the Money(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Comeback(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dunbar Case(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Kill(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Cliff Hardy Collections


Heroin Annie and Other Cliff Hardy Stories(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Drop and Other Cliff Hardy Stories(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man in the Shadows(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Burn and Other Stories(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forget Me If You Can(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Taking Care of Business(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Big Score: Cliff Hardy Cases(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ray Crawley Books


Pokerface(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Baltic Business(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Kimberley Killing(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cargo Club(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Azanian Action(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Japanese Job(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Time Trap(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vietnam Volunteer(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Richard Browning Books


Beverly Hills Browning(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Browning Takes Off(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Box Office Browning(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Browning in Buckskin(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Browning P.I.(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Browning Battles On(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Browning Sahib(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Browning Without a Cause(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Luke Dunlop Books


Set Up(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross Off(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Get Even(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Winning Side(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gulliver Fortune(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naismith's Dominion(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Brothers(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Passage, Port and Plantation: A History of Solomon Islands Labour Migration, 1870-1914(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lightning Meets the West Wind: The Malaita Massacre(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
National Times Australian Book of Quizzes(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fred Hollows: An Autobiography(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ray Barrett: An Autobiography(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Round of Golf: 18 Holes with Peter Corris(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Journal of Fletcher Christian: Together with the History of Henry Corkill(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mad Dog: William Cyril Moxley and the Moorebank Killings(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: National Times Australian Book of Quizzes was written with Jean Bedford. Fred Hollows: An Autobiography was written with Fred Hollows. Ray Barrett: An Autobiography was written with Ray Barrett.

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Peter Corris Synopsis: In The Winning Side by Peter Corris, Charlie Thomas was born in a humpy camp in the 1920s. He was taught how to fight at a young age. He fights in the backstreets of Queensland during the Depression, and in the Middle East and the Pacific in the Second World War. Now a decorated veteran, Charlie fights on in the cities and the country against racial prejudice, authority and his weaknesses. He has to fight. White Australia tries to keep him on the losing side in the boxing tents, pubs and gaols. Charlie Thomas fights for things like education, justice, hope and love – to make his side the winning side.

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