Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I was over the moon to open this week's Listener, while plonked on hospital bed next to recovering son, and see The Ringmaster made the New Zealand Listener's 100 best books of 2008 list! Got a photo of the cover in too. Hopefully it will prompt people to stampede their local bookseller to buy multiple copies for their loved ones for Christmas.

I also got a lovely mention of Overkill and some very flattering comments from Christchurch crime writer Paul Cleave. Great to see his crime fiction novel Cemetery Lake also made the list.

All things to cheer up a tired mum.


Kerrie said...

Well done Vanda. I have yet to read THE RINGMASTER but am looking forward to it.

Stephen Stratford said...

I was pleased to see Ringmaster there too. It is well displayed in our local (small Waikato town) bookshop, so I hope that is the case NZ-wide. If there is any justice there will be a copy wrapped up under every Christmas tree.

Vanda Symon said...

Gawd, here's hoping, Stephen. It might help pay for Mr Nine-year-old's tonsillectomy.

I have no idea when you'd manage to fit it in, Kerrie!