Comeback

Cliff Hardy has his PI licence back but does he still have what it takes to cut it on the mean streets of Sydney Cliff reckons the skills are still there, if a little rusty, and actor Bobby Forrest s case looks promising Bobby s a nice enough guy, but why is he being stalked by a red hot brunette And why did he have to go online to find a date When Bobby is murdered, iCliff Hardy has his PI licence back but does he still have what it takes to cut it on the mean streets of Sydney Cliff reckons the skills are still there, if a little rusty, and actor Bobby Forrest s case looks promising Bobby s a nice enough guy, but why is he being stalked by a red hot brunette And why did he have to go online to find a date When Bobby is murdered, it comes as a shock Cliff s only solid lead is a white Commodore, the most ubiquitous car around When a surprising connection with his own past surfaces, Cliff is forced to put some of his skills to the test But is he heading in the wrong direction Somehow he has to put it all together without losing his licence again, but in true Hardy fashion he s managing to find his way into trouble, not out of it.
Comeback Cliff Hardy has his PI licence back but does he still have what it takes to cut it on the mean streets of Sydney Cliff reckons the skills are still there if a little rusty and actor Bobby Forrest s

  • Title: Comeback
  • Author: Peter Corris
  • ISBN: 9781742377247
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Comeback”

    1. I enjoy Peter Corris books and his character Cliff Hardy, and Comeback is known different. In Comeback Cliff Hardy manage to regain his PI license and start to investigate his first case the stalking of Bobby Forrest. Cliff Hardy thought it would be a nice easy first case. However, this was not what happened, and the readers of Comeback will follow roll coaster ride that ended in the unexpected conclusion. I love the way Peter Corris show with his character Cliff Hardy that having a heart bi-pas [...]

    2. Comeback is the 36th novel in the Cliff Hardy series and while I have recently read the last few Deep Water (2009) and Torn Apart (2010) I somehow missed Follow the Money (2011). A quick read of the blurb and a few reviews had me caught up though and I was ready to join Hardy on his next case.After losing the love of his life, his PI licence, his health and his money, Cliff Hardy is making a comeback. The first person through the door of Cliff’s new office is Bobby Forrest, the son of a former [...]

    3. I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It’s my first Peter Corris, and it won’t be my last. As this is also #37 in the Cliff Hardy series, I’m very glad they can be read as stand alone, as I had no trouble following the characters.Cliff has just received his PI licence back, after having it suspended some three years ago, for good. But after receiving some advice from a friend, he re-applied and it was reinstated. A little older, a little wiser, if a little rusty, Cliff sets himself up with the m [...]

    4. A typically enjoyable and stripped down Cliff Hardy detective story by Peter Corris. No padding here! It's great to have Cliff back with his newly reinstated PI licence. His investigations have teeth once again and it is great to have him back!

    5. Firstly I want to say that Peter Corris should be far more famous for having created such an iconic hero as Cliff Hardy and to have produced such a long series (40+ books in the series) while maintaining such a level of quality storytelling, character development and edgy, spare prose.While Comeback follows true to form, I couldn't help feeling the ending of this tale was a little rushed, a couple of sub plots not resolved satisfactorily for mine. Having said that, Cliff continues to provide wit [...]

    6. Picked this up second-hand. I've been reading Sydney-based PI Cliff Hardy for decades. Not all of them, but plenty. I think it's up to # 40 now. But you don't have to have read any previously - they do stand alone. And it is good. Sure it's got all the usual totemic pratfalls - you do have to wonder how Cliff is still alive after all the bashings, beatings, shoulder charges and kidney punches he's endured! But Corris spins a good yarn, and does it sparely. There's a terrific reference to the sor [...]

    7. I hadn't read Peter Corris for many years, but I picked this up when I was looking for an easy read, and I'm glad I did. Cliff Hardy is back, after losing his PI licence and having it reinstated. He's still the same - older, but maybe not wiser. He still lives in Glebe and visits his old haunts. It's like meeting an old friend. The mystery is interesting he's still finding trouble, and the book is entertaining. I enjoyed it.

    8. Finished 02/16/2013. Cliff Hardy has regained his private inquiry agent's license and is hired to see if he can stop a stalker of a very handsome actor who is in love with another less gorgeous lady. The client is murdered and so the merry go round begins. Another great C H novel, but maybe not as good as some.

    9. Before everything comes across just a bit gushy, there was a point somewhere in the middle of the Cliff Hardy series where I seriously lost interest. Whilst there are some elements of the books that are always going to be the same, somehow the sameness became very obvious, there was something slightly flat about the storylines and, to this reader at least, nothing much engaged my interest. I never totally gave up reading the series, but most definitely didn't shove things aside as each new book [...]

    10. Comeback is the 35th novel Peter Corris has written featuring Sydney-based PI Cliff Hardy since the first, The Dying Trade, was published in 1980. There are also two collections of short stories, ‘Cliff Hardy Cases’.Comeback opens with a quote from British boxer Alan ‘Boom’ Minter: ‘A boxer makes a comeback for two reasons: either he’s broke or he needs the money.’The same cannot be said of Corris, a full-time and prolific writer since 1982, known as 'the godfather of Australian cr [...]

    11. The occasional Peter Corris detective novel is my guilty pleasure. No great works of high literary genius, but enjoyable particularly to a Sydneysider to see stories of murders at Strathfield golf course, trips to Woy Woy for weird Indian prostitutes and underground doctors who ran Rogan Josh restaurants. Beers at The Bank Hotel, Newtown deciphering clues from a dame who runs a shifty acting school in Angel Street. Putting down, and conversely name dropping, local actors and musos, and caricatur [...]

    12. When I want to read a reliable, contemporary crime/detective novel I always think of Peter Corris and his distinctive Australian PI character - Cliff Hardy. Peter Corris as Cliff Hardy, walks the reader around inner Sydney as his story unfolds and Cliff is attempting to come out of retirement and resume work as an older investigator. Corris uses words sparingly but they are just right - no flowery descriptions that clog up the pace - yet the reader feels the atmosphere and can visualise the sett [...]

    13. Cliff Hardy, formerly disgraced, has had his PI licence restored and has decided to set up in business again. One of his first cases is that of Bobby Forrest, a young actor, who believes he is being stalked and threatened by a woman he met recently on a dating website. Cliff investigates and finds there is more in Bobby's past then he confided. When Bobby is found dead, Cliff starts to investigate in earnest as he feels he has let Bobby down by not protecting him. The action is fast moving and t [...]

    14. Peter Corris writes really enjoyable, pared-down crime thrillers. His hero, Cliff Hardy, is a clever but very human Private Investigator who does the typical investigative stuff to solve the crime. In this case he works hard to find out who killed one of his clients. A young man came to Hardy for help because he thought he was being followed. Turns out he was right but Hardy didn't figure it out in time to save the man.These books aren't full of forensic detail (thankfully) or lots of blood-red [...]

    15. One thing I enjoy about the Cliff Hardy crime series is that each can be read as a stand alone novel, as I don't always read them in order.Hardy is a likeable and thoroughly flawed character - very much the loveable rogue type. A good, light-hearted read, my only concern with this encounter was that Hardy didn't really achieve anything, he just seemed to stumble from one preventable death to the next. However, it did still keep me wondering what would come next and how it would all unfold.

    16. Easy read, interesting story. Just one thing, you don't take a cab from Woy Woy train station into the town centre. It's less than 200 meters to walk. The cabby would be crabby with you for such a short ride.And it's the train to Gosford you take, not to Wyong. Gosford would be the next main train station you would refer to. Whereas Wyong is a smaller one.But I am nitpicking now.

    17. A lot of books today have a lot of padding, an observation made in this novel, and try to be overly complicated. This book, however, isn't like that. It's a nice simple straight forward private investigator story with enough twists and turns to make it interesting and captivating. Being set in Sydney makes it feel like an old friend. I really enjoyed this.

    18. This was quite a bit better than the last Peter Corris book I read. He strayed from his usual formula a bit and it benefited from this.

    19. One of Peter Corris' Best Cliff Hardy novels. Cliff has just been able to get his PI licence back. His first client is murdered, a tangled web spreads from that point

    20. A really enjoyable quick read. Especially enjoyed all the Sydney locations. Looking forward to rading more Cliff Hardy books.

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