Bad Debts

Genre: Mystery

Bad Debts

Performed by:
Marco Chiappi
#1 in Jack Irish Series

Meet Jack Irish, criminal lawyer, debt collector, football lover, turf watcher, trainee cabinetmaker, and the best Australian crime character we’ve seen in years.When Jack receives a puzzling message from a jailed ex-client, he’s too deep in misery over Fitzroy’s latest loss to take much notice. Next thing Jack knows, the ex-client’s dead and he’s been drawn into a life-threatening investigation involving high-level corruption, dark sexual secrets, shonky property deals, and murder.With hitmen after him, shady ex-policemen at every turn, and the body count rising, Jack needs to find out what’s going on—and fast.An utterly compelling and topical crime tale, Bad Debts has everything—humour, action, suspense, and an unforgettable cast of characters.'One of the world’s most respected literary crime novelists.…' —The Independent

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 7 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Peter Temple

Peter Temple (born 1946 in South Africa) is an Australian crime fiction writer. Formerly a journalist and journalism lecturer, he played a significant role in establishing the professional editing course at RMIT, Melbourne. Temple turned to fiction writing in the 1990s. His Jack Irish novels (Bad Debts, Black Tide, Dead Point, and White Dog) are set in Melbourne, Australia, and feature an unusual lawyer-gambler protagonist. In 2012, the Australian ABC Television and the German ZDF produced the first two as feature-length films with Guy Pearce in the title role under the series title Jack Irish. Temple has also written three stand-alone novels: An Iron Rose, Shooting Star, In the Evil Day (Identity Theory in the US), as well as The Broken Shore and its semi-sequel, Truth. In 2010, Peter Temple won the Miles Franklin Award for his novel Truth.
Marco Chiappi

Marco Chiappi trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He has been awarded the Green Room Association’s Best Actor Award for his performances in Patrick Marber’s Dealer’s Choice and Michael Gurr’s Jerusalem.

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