Critics and writers are raving about Paul Cleave’s outstanding, internationally bestselling crime thrillers. Now experience three of them in this second ebook-only collection.
The Cleaner: Joe isn’t bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who, they say, has murdered seven women. Joe knows for a fact that the Carver only killed six, and he’s determined to find the copycat killer. He’ll punish him for the one, then frame him for the other six. It's the perfect plan because he already knows he can outwit the police. A finalist for the prestigious Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction in Cleave’s native New Zealand, The Cleaner is a chilling and darkly funny thriller that will leave you clamoring for his next.
The Killing Hour: Imagine waking up covered in blood—but it’s not your blood. You can’t remember a thing about the night before. The morning paper reports that two young women were brutally murdered. You recognize their names. Pieces of the night before come back to you through the haze. And now you’re the suspect in their grisly deaths. Welcome to Charlie’s world. In this heart-pounding thriller, only the dead know what happened last night. Combining gruesome thrills with clever twists and a heavy dose of devilish humor, Cleave keeps us guessing until the last page of this fantastic psychological thriller.
Cemetery Lake: In a cold and rainy graveyard, private detective Theodore Tate is overseeing a routine exhumation. When doubts are raised about the identity of the body found in the coffin, the case takes a sinister turn, and dark, personal secrets that Tate thought were buried for good threaten to come to the surface. The first novel to feature Theodore Tate, the “quintessential flawed hero” (Kirkus Reviews), Cemetery Lake is at once a totally entertaining crime novel and an unforgettable drama about the universal battle against the darkness within.
Paul Cleave is the internationally bestselling author of ten award-winning crime thrillers, including Joe Victim, which was a finalist for the 2014 Edgar and Barry Awards, Trust No One and Five Minutes Alone, which won consecutive Ngaio Marsh Awards in 2015 and 2016. He lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. Visit his website at PaulCleave.com.
“Cleave is a powerful writer, conjuring a malevolent atmosphere, creating a relentless momentum propelling Tate deeper into a moral swamp.... Contemporary crime noir at its best, mined from the dark pit of the human psyche.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“A roller-coaster ride of a thriller with an Everyman threatened on all sides.”