Open File (2020)

Open File Cliff Hardy with his PI license cancelled and his career in Sydney at an end is preparing for a trip overseas Cleaning out his office he comes across an open filean unresolved case from the s A
  • Title: Open File
  • Author: Peter Corris
  • ISBN: 9781741754179
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Cliff Hardy, with his PI license cancelled and his career in Sydney at an end, is preparing for a trip overseas Cleaning out his office, he comes across an open filean unresolved case from the 1980s As he starts reading he s thrown back to his investigation of the disappearance of Justin Hampshire At first glance this investigation was a straightforward missing person mCliff Hardy, with his PI license cancelled and his career in Sydney at an end, is preparing for a trip overseas Cleaning out his office, he comes across an open file an unresolved case from the 1980s As he starts reading he s thrown back to his investigation of the disappearance of Justin Hampshire At first glance this investigation was a straightforward missing person matter, but the investigation took on twists and turns involving military history, Sydney criminals, and corruption at high levels that caused it to remain unsolved The Hampshire case took Cliff from the south coast to the Blue Mountains and posed some unresolved questions which have preyed on his mind continuously since it opened Now, 20 years later, will he finally be able to put the case to rest
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    One Reply to “Open File”

    1. I cannot recall reading 42 Cliff Hardy books but I read many I love the character and his entire oeuvre I suspect I could start again and figure out when I ran out but there are a couple I want to read that are new 2015,1016.

    2. Finished 06 14 2010 This is the one Derek didn t like I thought it was pretty good A rehash of an old open case by Cliff as he is closing up his office after his license is suspended preparing to head out to USA.

    3. Among the things that Peter Corris does well are Keeping Cliff Hardy real keeping an excellent sense of time and place populating his plot with interesting characters of all classes and occupations.For those not already familiar with Hardy, he is a P.E.A the Australian equivalent of a private investigator It stands for private enquiry agent Hardy is a tough guy with a fondness for a good book and a good glass of red wine, though he will compromise on either when under stress What he won t compro [...]

    4. I wondered where Peter Corris would take Cliff after the loss of his PI licence which, it seems, he s unlikely to ever get back , but I didn t really expect it to be the 1970 s Once you re back in that old case with a few well chosen commentaries Corris places you firmly in the 1970 s very adeptly from the opening observations of the Ananda Marga compensation case the shock and concern that early AIDS cases raised the death of Bob Trimboli and even the simple lack of mobile telephones, there s a [...]

    5. OPEN FILE is a look back at how Cliff did his job twenty years ago It is remarkable to note just how much technology has changed our lives in the twenty years since that landmark year in Australia s history It was an era before the common use of mobile phones when you could still find a public phone booth and put a coin in the slot There was no internet to use as a reference to find people and information These things have become so much a part of our daily lives that we forget what life was lik [...]

    6. This is the 33rd Cliff Hardy PI book Hardy is a knockabout character who grows on you He lost his PI licence and is packing up his office before going overseas on a much needed break In the process he discovers a file from 20 years ago that was never closed The ensuing story is the recollection of how that case unfolded It started with a teenage boy who goes missing on the verge of his final year exams The case becomes complicated by murder, a conman, and a crooked government minister He follows [...]

    7. Not his best, nor worst in the series Perhaps I m being picky, but what let it down for me was the continuity errors always a risk for a series that has run so long when writing sequentially, much less jumping back in time, like this instalment does But the glaring mistakes like how in 1988 Cy Sackville was his lawyer, not Viv Garner detract from the nostaglic feel and distracted from what was good about the story I was looking forward to revisiting with beloved lost characters like Cy again.

    8. Not among the best of the series, but perfectly serviceable first read from July 14 16 2012 have to save that here, cause is going to overwrite it, with the current dates when I mark that I m reading it.

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