Ray Crawley by Peter Corris
Ray Crawley is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction novels by Australian novelist Peter Corris. Set in Sydney, Australia, Ray Crawley begins the series as the former director of the Federal Security Agency.

Peter Corris began his Ray Crawley series in 1985 with the novel Pokerface. The novel was based on scripts for the ABC television drama Pokerface, which were written by Peter Corris and Bill Gardner. The series lasted eight novels, concluding in 2000 with The Vietnam Volunteer. Below is a list of Peter Corris’ Ray Crawley books in order of when they were first published (which is the same as their chronological order):

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

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Ray Crawley Synopsis: Pokerface by Peter Corris is the first book in the Ray Crawley series. After three Federal Security Agency operations go wrong under his watch, Crawley is unemployed. His marriage isn’t going swimming either – sick of money problems and his drinking, she packs up and goes to her mother’s, along with the kids. Crawley wants his job back, but his former boss, Toby Campion, has made him a scapegoat, and he’s determined to do something about it. Crawley soon finds himself associating with reactionary punk anarchists, doing plenty of hard drinking, shoplifting, defacing billboards, buying heroine, involved in an armed payroll robbery, making bombs, and blowing up a car. His long-time associate, Graeme Huck, appears to be acting for Campion, much to Crawley’s dismay.


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