Peter Temple
Peter Temple is a South African-born Australian novelist of crime fiction novels. He writes the Jack Irish series. Before becoming a novelist, Temple worked as a journalist. He is the first Australian author to win a Gold Dagger Award – the Duncan Lawrie Dagger for crime fiction. Peter lives in Victoria, Australia with his wife Anita and has a son.

Peter Temple became a published author in 1996 with the novel Bad Debts, introducing readers to his Jack Irish character. Below is a list of Peter Temple’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Jack Irish Books


Bad Debts(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Tide(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Point(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Dog(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Broken Shore Books


The Broken Shore(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Truth(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


An Iron Rose(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shooting Star(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Evil Day(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Stories


Ithaca in My Mind(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: In the Evil Day was also published under the title of Identity Theory.

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Peter Temple Synopses: In Bad Debts by Peter Temple (book 1 of the Jack Irish series), criminal lawyer turned debt collector Jack Irish gets a strange message from a former client of his, but he’s too focused on a loss to put much thought into it. But the next thing he knows, his old client is dead and Jack is now apart of the investigation.

In White Dog by Peter Temple (book 4 of the series), Jack Irish is already a gambler, cook, cabinet maker and a man who can find people who have voluntarily disappeared, but now he is searching for evidence in order to clear the name of a sculptor named Sarah Longmore, who is being charged with murder.

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