Have just finished New Zealand author, Paul Cleaves new book, Cemetery Lake. Once again I am blown away by this guys talent. His characters are brilliant, the plots flawless, his writing style spot-on. I am making it my top priority to increase his sales in his own country, instead of leaving it to Germany to make him a best seller. He ranks up there with all the top crime writers and I cannot wait to see what else he has to offer.
Posted on April 26, 2008 at 7:00pm
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Thanks for the invitation. Let me issue a disclaimer right off the bat: I'm not a crime writer per se. I have yet to find a genre that allows me the freedom to say what I want to say. The crime and murder genre fills that need better than most.
I'm currently up to my elbows in two projects. One is espionage, tying Islamic terrorism to the illegal alien issue. The second is an old style western, with a bit of a murder mystery inside, as well as a paranormal twist.
I'll soon be posting a short story, based on the western novel, to get some feedback.
Barbara and I are retired. I assumed (really bad word) we would have time to communicate with friends and travel. Guess what! Didn't happen. Our writing projects keep us cooped up in a 12 by 14 office poring over our writings.
What a great way to spend retirement!
The Road To Hell is finished but because I was blind for a good four months I was late and fell behind. I will let you know when it is coming out. I am now on with Thorn In My Side. A few weeks ago a comment in a newspaper made me smile, (Great books but there are more murders in Houghton le spring than there are in Midsummer)
so I thought time to take the whole Seahills gang on a holiday, So book no, six is set in the fantastic location of Holy Island. A hell of a lot went on there in the islands past,and it means I can escape from my desk to do research. Really it is only about an hour and fifty minutes away. But well worth going to if you are over here again Linda. When I get a date for The Road To Hell I will send you some more book marks for your customers.
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