Cliff Hardy by Peter Corris
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


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

If You Like Cliff Hardy Books, You’ll Love…

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.

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