Paul Thomas

The AustCrimeFiction Best of 2015

I'm mathematically challenged at the best of times, and never more so than when greeted by the need to come up with a "list" of a certain number. Okay so that's probably less to do with maths and more to do with a pathological hatred of arbitrary rules. So let's just go with this being the best of list of all the books (currently at 147 or so) that I was fortunate (in the main) to have read in 2015.

Murder in the Court: Ngaio winner revealed (4th October)

THE NGAIO MARSH AWARD, in association with WORD Christchurch and The Press, is pleased to reveal that whodunit and who-won-it will be announced at a great event at the Court Theatre on 4 October.

Radio NZ: Crime Writing and the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award from Craig Sisterson

Craig Sisterson interviewed on Radio NZ: Kiwi Crime Writing and the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Awards http://kiwicrime.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/radio-nz-crime-writing-and-2015-...

The Famous Five: 2015 Ngaio shortlist announced

FIVE OUTSTANDING novels full of mystery and intrigue have been announced as the shortlist for the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, which will be presented at a WORD Christchurch event in late September.

Review - FALLOUT, Paul Thomas

Author Information
Book Title: 
Fallout
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781927262016
Series: 
Tito Ihaka
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Upstart Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - Fallout, Paul Thomas

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Very nice way to spend a weekend - in the company of one of my favourite Policemen around.

From the Blurb:

AUGUST 1987: Against the backdrop of the nuclear ships stand-off with America; the rich and powerful gather in Auckland for a lavish election-night party. Before the night is out, a seventeen-year-old girl will be murdered and several lives utterly changed.

Fallout

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand

August: 1987: Against the backdrop of the nuclear ships stand-off with America, the rich and powerful gather in Auckland for a lavish election night party. Before the night is out, a seventeen-year-old girl will be murdered and several lives utterly changed.

ISBN: 
9781927262016
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Tito Ihaka
Publisher: 
Upstart Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

DEATH ON DEMAND, Paul Thomas

Author Information
Book Title: 
Death on Demand
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781869712334
Series: 
Tito Ihaka
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Hodder Moa
Year of Publication: 
2012

CR - Death on Demand, Paul Thomas

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I've stopped panicking over how many books there are that I am so far behind with reading. You can't bet city hall after all, but it's a nice feeling to know there are so many great local options (this is from NZ) if you're not up with the series (which is brilliant so you should be).

From the Blurb:

Death on Demand

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural

After 15 years, New Zealand's leading crime writer, Paul Thomas is back with another Ihaka blockbuster - all three previous books were huge sellers, with Old School Tie winning Australia's prestigious Ned Kelly Award for crime writing.

ISBN: 
9781869712334
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Tito Ihaka
Publisher: 
Hodder Moa
Year of Publication: 
2012