Friday, February 11, 2011

Sneak Peek: Paul Cleave's thriller COLLECTING COOPER

Last week I shared the news that Paul Cleave's fifth Christchurch-set thriller, COLLECTING COOPER, would be published in the United States on 26 July, and that it would see the welcome return of Theo Tate, the very flawed but intriguing protagonist from CEMETERY LAKE, Cleave's third novel. I am really enjoying how Cleave is building a 'world' in his novels - although he doesn't have a series with a recurring hero as such, his books overlap and share minor characters and timeframes etc - so you get a very real sense that all the stories occur in the same world.

Now Cleave has made the prologue and first chapter of his upcoming novel available at his website - read here.

You can also follow Cleave on Facebook here.

What do you think of the opening of COLLECTING COOPER? Have you read any of Cleave's other novels? Thoughts and comments appreciated.


  1. Craig - Thanks for that link. I haven't had a chance to check the new book out yet, so I'm looking forward to it. Much appreciated!

  2. Got a taste now I want to read it all. Can't wait till it's released, sounds awesome. So um who won the book ? Just wondering ;)

  3. Thanks for letting us know. It makes we want to read the rest of it too! I've read the first 3 Paul Cleave books and Cemetery Lake was my favourite. (I just ordered Blood Men today). Tate was a great character - so glad that Cleave has brought him back. Bring on July!