Frederick's Coat

The Most Memorable Books: 2014

Because it's been such a stellar year for Crime Fiction - a Most Memorable of the Year List before Christmas seems like a plan in case anybody is thinking about books to spoil themselves / friends / family with. Of course the year isn't over yet and I fully expect a few more "memorables" between now and the end of December, if the previous 11 months have been any indication.

The ones that simply will not go out of my head:

Celebrating the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards with a giveaway for readers / supporters

The Ngaio Marsh Award are running a competition where readers around the world can go into the draw to win a personally signed copy of the eventual NM Award-winning novel. There are no geographic limits on the prize.

Shortlist for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards announced

FOUR OUTSTANDING novels have been announced as the finalists for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, which will be presented on 30 August following The Great New Zealand Crime Debate event at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival. The Ngaio Marsh Award is made annually for the best crime, mystery, or thriller novel written by a New Zealand citizen or resident.

Review - FREDERICK'S COAT, Alan Duff

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Book Title: 
Frederick's Coat
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781869415662
Categorisation
Category: 
Psychological Thriller
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2013

Currently Reading - Frederick's Coat, Alan Duff

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It is always a good weekend when you get to dip into something unexpected from New Zealand.

From the Blurb:

When Johno comes out of prison, he resolves never to go back again. But his new life is not easy, especially as he soon finds himself in sole charge of his strange young son, Danny. Danny isn't the kind of son he would have chosen, but, in caring for the boy, Johno finds new meaning and new direction.

But what do you do when the world you've so carefully built comes crashing down? Can you ever escape your past?

Frederick's Coat

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Thriller

When Johno comes out of prison, he resolves never to go back again. But his new life is not easy, especially as he soon finds himself in sole charge of his strange young son, Danny. Danny isn't the kind of son he would have chosen, but, in caring for the boy, Johno finds new meaning and new direction.

But what do you do when the world you've so carefully built comes crashing down? Can you ever escape your past?

ISBN: 
9781869415662
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2013