Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Paul gets some press

It was great to see New Zealand crime fiction writer Paul Cleave get some decent coverage in this month's North & South Magazine. I'd put a web link to the article, but North & South don't have a web site! (Why is that?)(When are they going to rectify it?)

Paul is a Christchurch boy, and has had modest sales of his books in New Zealand, but HUGE sales of his novels in Germany and abroad. His first novel, The Cleaner shot to number 2 on Amazon Germany and has sold over 300 000 copies! But how many New Zealanders are even aware of his existence? He's flying the flag for New Zealand crime fiction overseas, but barely gets a mention here.

So I was delighted to see a six-page article written about him, and it's worth getting the magazine just to see the cool yellow T-shirt he was wearing.

Here's a link to my review of his third novel Cemetery Lake.

Paul's fourth novel, Blood Men is due out next year.

Good on ya, Paul.


Anonymous said...

Yep, that was a great article. Really well written, especially the line about his dad.

The Paradoxical Cat said...

He's good.

Dave B said...

All the good bits, are his.


All the really good bits, are mine.

Kiwicraig said...

It was a great article - unfortunately the day I read the article I also learned that the Blood Men release was being pushed back to 2010. A pity - I've been fortunate enough to read a preview copy, and it's great.

I actually have two articles on Paul lined up to time with the release of his fourth book - unfortunately they now too are on hold until next year.

In the end, hopefully NZers will start to catch up on the fact that we are beginning to have some quality local crime writers...