Port Vila Blues by Garry Disher

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Wyatt, the cool, ever-evasive thief, snatches the cash easily enough. He bypasses the alarm system, eludes the cops, makes it safely back to his hideout in Hobart. It's the diamond-studded Tiffany brooch—and perhaps the girl—that undoes him. Now some very hard people want to put Wyatt and that brooch out of circulation. But this is Wyatt's game and Wyatt sets the rules—even if it means a reckoning somewhere far from home. In a murky world where the cops are robbers, old-style criminal Wyatt positively shines.

About Garry Disher

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Garry Disher is one of Australia's best-known novelists. He's published over 40 books in a range of genres, including crime, children's books, and Australian history. His Hal Challis series is also published in the US by Soho Crime. He lives on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne.

Author Residence: Melbourne, Australia
Published August 21, 2012 by Soho Crime. 237 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Consulting the floor plans Jardine has supplied to a plush Sydney mansion points him unerringly to the safe he intends to loot of $50,000, split down the middle between Jardine and himself.

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Wyatt soon has plenty on his plate after a Tiffany brooch from a recent burglary brings him into conflict with the “magnetic drill gang,” bent cops robbing banks at the behest of their leader, the sinister De Lisle, a circuit court judge.

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Reviewing the Evidence

The book resembles a caper with the Gang and Liz going after Wyatt, and Wyatt and the Gang going after De Lisle, although it has a much darker edge than one might expect.

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Mysterious Reviews

Port Vila Blues can readily be enjoyed as a stand-alone, but there seems to be an overall character arc that suggests there is more — far more — to Wyatt than what is shown here.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Men like him – - private, professional, meticulous – - were anachronistic in a world given over to impulse and display.” The book shifts in time, place and p.o.v.

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