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Hamilton, New Zealand
About Me:
I am a book buyer for a large Independent Bookstore. I am passionate about crime character driven series. When I'm not reading, I love movies, gardening, walking (to keep fit) and travelling.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Peter James, Mark Billingham, Stuart MacBride, Lee Child, GM Ford, Dennis Lehane, Kathy Reichs, Karin Slaughter, John Rickards, Martyn Waites, Jonathan and Faye Kellerman, PD Martin, Denise Mina, Margaret Murphy Harlan Coben, Peter Robinson, Tess Gerritsen, Paul Cleave, Kevin Wignall, Mark Giminez, Simon Beckett, Simon Kernick....and lots of new authors I am discovering.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Six Feet Under, Frasier, The Bourne Movies, Johnny Depp movies, action movies in general.

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Paul Cleave...again

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

Paul Cleave

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

Posted 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

Posted on September 17, 2007 at 9:30pm

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At 4:36am on October 20, 2010, Geraldine Evans said…
Hi Linda, Sorry I took so long accepting your friend request. I've been squirreled away writing my next book. Best wishes. Geraldine Evans
At 2:19am on September 22, 2010, Richard Godwin said…
Hi Linda, thank you for accepting. Best, Richard.
At 10:12pm on December 16, 2009, RONALD FEASEL said…
Please add me my requests full. Checkout my entries here on my second novel I'm writing---Moral Dilemma at:
At 12:17am on August 18, 2009, Erin Hart said…
Hi Linda -- Nice to meet you! I see we share a similar taste in mystery writers...I'll have to check a few on your list I haven't read.
At 3:56am on December 9, 2008, Grant McKenzie said…
Hi Linda - yep you found me. A great international cast of crime writers hanging out here. I arrived — and bemoaned my rejection slips — even before I signed my publishing deal with Bantam.
At 3:58am on October 19, 2008, Larry & Barbara Payton said…
Howdy, Linda,
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!
At 5:44am on March 27, 2008, Sheila Quigley said…
The finger was hell linda, I was sitting on that panel dosed up with what the hospital injected in me and my concentration was not at its best. I dont know if I will be on Harragate next year but I will be paying a visit. it is only an hour and twenty minutes from where I live. When you come over besure to visit the NORTH EAST. it is not called the lost kingdom for nothing, our coastline and our countryside is magnificant.
At 8:02pm on March 24, 2008, Sheila Quigley said…
Hello Linda, five minutes after I said the sun was shining yesterday it was bloody hailstoning.
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.
At 8:09pm on March 23, 2008, Sheila Quigley said…
Hi Linda nice to hear from you, just recovering from this dreadful bug that is doing the rounds over here,but today the sun is brilliant and after a long hard winter what a difference it makes. sheila q
At 12:27am on October 31, 2007, Patricia Gulley said…
Hey Linda, I was on Royal Caribbean in May. Wouldn't it have been fun if we were on the same ship? Wish I would have known about the festival. Oh well.

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