Australia is the land down under, where summer is in the winter (or perhaps winter is in the summer) and water drains counter-clockwise. Australians and Americans, while sharing the same language, often seem to end up using those words in far different ways. But one thing that citizens of the two nations have in common is their love of the well-written mystery novel. THE BROKEN SHORE by Australian writer Peter Temple is far more than a great mystery novel --- it is a great novel, period.
Peter Temple is the author of eight previous crime novels and a five-time winner of the Ned Kelly Award, Australia's major prize for crime fiction. While his books have been publish