Garry Disher

Consolation is the new novel by Garry Disher, the celebrated, bestselling author of Peace, and one of Australia’s greatest crime writers.
It’s winter in Tiverton. After the fires of the previous summer, the rains have come at last. There are green shoots in the paddocks and snow on the Razorback—and Constable Paul Hirschhausen has his hands full, with a child in danger at home and a father on the rampage over at the primary school.
Hirsch knows how quickly problems like these can escalate, when families are under pressure and financial problems become overwhelming.
But it’s always a surprise when the killing starts.

Bestselling crime writer Garry Disher is a master of the form. Consolation takes us back to the world of Bitter Wash Road and Peace, the hardscrabble landscape in South Australia’s dry country patrolled by Constable Paul Hirschhausen.

A novel of sweat-inducing authenticity.

- NZ Listener on Peace

‘A top-class writer.’

- The Times on Peace

One cracker of a book

- Weekly Times on Peace


Garry Disher

Garry Disher grew up in South Australia and now lives on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. He is the author of more than fifty novels and has won numerous awards, including the German Crime Prize (twice) and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction twice. In 2018, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ned Kelly Awards.

Text Publishing

Text Publishing is an independent, Melbourne-based publisher of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. Text has been awarded the ABIA Small Publisher of the Year three times and won the Leading Edge Books Small Publisher of the Year in 2018 and 2019.