Downmarket Derring-Do. "White Dog" by Peter Temple. [review]
"White Dog", an extract from which appeared in "Best Australian Stories 2002", is the fourth novel in the Jack Irish series. This time around our hero is called upon to find out whether the capricious, unstable artist daughter of a rich elderly knight is as guilty of the murder of her shady lover as she appears. The result is a gently paced, dialogue-based thriller that mixes social commentary and a little satire with a judicious peppering of violence.