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.
Added by Linda Lee on April 26, 2008 at 7:00pm —
There really aren't that many crime authors writing here in NZ, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover Paul Cleave. His debut novel "The Cleaner" is first class and although not a big seller here..yet, is huge in Germany (they know good crime) His character Joe is unique in that he is a serial killer who pretends to be slightly retarded. This enables him to get a job as a cleaner at the local police station where he can keep an eye on the investigation into the murders he has commited. When… Continue
Added by Linda Lee on November 10, 2007 at 12:30am —
I attended a MacMillan Publishers christmas highlights presentation this evening. Imagine my surprise when they asked ME up to talk about Ken Folletts new book 'World without End'. It seems I was the only person in the region to get a reading copy. Well, I am not good at talking to crowds and especially when I haven't had time to prepare. When I sat down I realised I hadn't actually told them anything about the book except I loved it, it was a saga, had lots of sex in it and was crying out for… Continue
Added by Linda Lee on September 17, 2007 at 9:30pm —