Three of New Zealand’s most prominent crime writers – Paul Cleave, Vanda Symon and Paul Thomas – discuss how their stories are affected by their distinctly New Zealand setting.
Paul Cleave’s Christchurch-set thrillers are critically acclaimed worldwide. His debut, The Cleaner, is one of the biggest selling novels to come out of New Zealand.
Paul Thomas dragged local murder mysteries into modernity with popular thrillers in the late 1990s and early 2000s. After a decade-long hiatus, Thomas returns with Death on Demand.
Called ‘New Zealand’s contemporary Queen of Crime’ by the NZ Listener, Vanda Symon is the creator of the bestselling Sam Shephard novels, set in Otago and Southland; the latest in the series is Bound.
They talk with Craig Sisterson.