Paul Cleave

Paul Cleave

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Cleave, Paul

About the Author

Paul lives in the city where all of his novels are set – Christchurch, New Zealand. For as long as he can remember Paul has always wanted to be a writer. His short stories written at school always concerned his teachers, and his High School report card stated there was a time and a place for his kind of writing – and school wasn’t it.

At nineteen, Paul began work on his first few novels will never be allowed out of the bottom drawer.

BLOOD MEN - Paul Cleave

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Book Title: 
Blood Men
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781869792718
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Christchurch
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2010

Currently Reading - Blood Men, Paul Cleave

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I've put aside my last book for a day or so to catch up with BLOOD MEN for a Murder & Mayhem bookclub discussion.  Which is no trial.

Paul Cleave is one of my very favourite authors.  Goodness knows why because he seems to go out of his way to frighten me witless.  The last 2 of his books I read had me leaving the lights on all night.  I started this one last night and was awake half the night because I simply couldn't put it down. 

From the Blurb:

CEMETERY LAKE - Paul Cleave

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Book Title: 
Cemetery Lake
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781863255981
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Christchurch
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2008

THE KILLING HOUR - Paul Cleave

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Book Title: 
The Killing Hour
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781741668537
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Christchurch
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2007

CEMETERY LAKE - Paul Cleave

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Book Title: 
Cemetery Lake
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781863255981
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Christchurch
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2008

Cemetery Lake, Paul Cleave

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Have you ever hit a passage in a book that made you stop.  And go back and read it.  This has got to be one of "the" passages I've read lately (sure it's a pretty confrontational event, but the description is shatteringly good).  Context is that somebody has just put a gun in their mouth and pulled the trigger:

Currently Reading - Cemetery Lake, Paul Cleave

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I am nothing if not fickle. 

I know on Sunday I listed books that I'd carefully selected to read this week - but last night and this morning, despite the dense pea souper fog and knowing that the last of Paul Cleave's books - The Killing Hour - scared me witless (yes I know - short trip), I've picked up Cemetery Lake next. 

I fully expect to have the lights blazing in the house for a couple of days - nonstop, so all I can say is you can blame my carbon footprint on the author