Order of Cliff Hardy Books
Cliff Hardy is the protagonist in a series of hardboiled detective fiction/crime fiction novels and stories by Australian author Peter Corris. Cliff Hardy is a private eye based from Sydney, Australia. He’s described as tall and in good shape. He’s been a boxer, soldier, lumberjack and an insurance investigator. He carries a Smith & Wesson .38 and sometimes a Colt .45.
Peter Corris began his Cliff Hardy series in 1980 with his debut novel The Dying Trade. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Peter Corris’ Cliff Hardy books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):
Publication Order of Cliff Hardy Books
Publication Order of Cliff Hardy Collections
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Cliff Hardy Synopses: The Dying Trade by Peter Corris introduces readers to Cliff Hardy – a smoker, a drinker, a former boxer and now a private investigator. The Cliff Hardy character is a legend of the Australian crime fiction world. In The Dying Trade, this anti-hero will take readers into the seamy side of Sydney.
In The Empty Beach by Peter Corris, Cliff Hardy has quit smoking and decreased his drinking, but he is not without demons. His short-lived marriage still haunts him along with other skeletons in his closet. As an ex-surfer, a case in Bondi gets his attention. It began as a routine investigation into a supposed drowning. But Hardy soon finds himself literally fighting for his life in the murky, violent underworld of Bondi. The truth about John Singer, black marketeer and poker machine king is out there. Hardy’s job is to stay alive long enough in that world of easy death to get to the truth.