Paul Cleave

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Paul Cleave, a New Zealander, is an internationally renowned bestselling author of crime fiction. His work has been translated into fifteen languages and his complete works are available in German and French. He has won several awards among them the Ngaio Marsh award for best crime novel in New Zealand and the Saint-Maur book festival’s crime novel of the year in France. He has also been short listed for several other prestigious awards such as the Barry Award and Edgar Award in the United States and the Ned Kelly award in Australia. He spends part of the year in New Zealand and part in Europe. All of his books are set in Christchurch, New Zealand, affording a totally counterpointed view of the city to its view of itself. Some of the novels boast the same main characters: The Cleaner series consists of The Cleaner (2006) and Joe Victim (2013); the Theodore Tate series of Cemetery Lake (2008), Collecting Cooper (2011), The Laughterhouse (2012), and Five Minutes Alone (2014),