Peter Temple
Peter Temple was a South African-born Australian novelist of crime fiction novels. He wrote 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 lived in Victoria, Australia with his wife Anita and has a son.

Peter unfortunately passed away in March 2018.

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

Publication Order of Broken Shore Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

An Iron Rose (1998)Description / Buy at
Shooting Star (1999)Description / Buy at
In the Evil Day / Identity Theory (2002)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Ithaca in My Mind (2012)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Publication Order of Anthologies

10 Short Stories You Must Read This Year(2009)Description / Buy at

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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One Response to “Order of Peter Temple Books”

  1. Rob Herron: 1 year ago

    I have been an avid reader of crime and spy thrillers for decades .
    Martin Cruz Smith, John Le Carre , Len Deighton , James Lee Burke, Phillip Kerr are my favourites and I have read their books many times over.
    But my absolute favourite perhaps in part because I am Australian and so many of his books are set here and involve Australian characters and their dialogue , is Peter Temple.


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