Things are slowly improving, with Paul Cleave, Vanda Symon, and Paddy Richardson all now being published in Germany (and Cleave in several other continental European countries), and Cleave being published for the first time in the UK late last year, and in the US mid this year. And now, thanks to Penguin Global, there are some recent Kiwi crime and thriller novels more readily available via Amazon.com.
I mentioned earlier this month that Vanda Symon's CONTAINMENT is now available brand new (and at a reasonable price) on Amazon.com. I've since noticed that later this month Alix Bosco's debut thriller CUT & RUN has now also similarly been made available brand new on Amazon.com - see here. Great news for those of you in the USA, with free shipping etc.
You can read the first chapter of CUT & RUN here, a Weekend Herald review here, a Latitude magazine review here, and my NZLawyer review here.
For those of us downunder, there is some good news on the Alix Bosco front as well. The second in her series starring middle-aged legal researcher Anna Markunas, SLAUGHTER FALLS, will be released in Australia and New Zealand in August. The second book is actually set in Australia - here is the blurb: "When Anna Markunas comes to Brisbane to watch a rugby test, two members of her tour party die sudden, violent deaths. Anna tries to track down the elusive family of one man, but each discovery about his past leads her further into the dark world of Queensland's corrupt underbelly. Soon Anna is running for her life – she has discovered the secrets of those who will stop at nothing to silence her."
I am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of SLAUGHTER FALLS, and seeing how Bosco handles her sophmore crime thriller.
Have you read CUT & RUN? If so, what did you think? If not, does it sound like the type of book you might like to try? Are you looking forward to SLAUGHTER FALLS? Do you have any theories on who 'Alix Bosco' really is?
Thoughts and comments welcome.