Monday, December 5, 2011

Paddy Richardson's TRACES OF RED launched this week

Just a quick reminder that Dunedin author Paddy Richardson's third psychological thriller, TRACES OF RED, will be officially launched at Marbecks on George Street in Dunedin on Thursday night. 

Richardson's last psychological thriller, HUNTING BLIND, was a #1 bestseller in New Zealand, was listed in the Listener's 100 Best Books for 2010, and was a finalist for the Ngaio Marsh Award.

Early reviews for TRACES OF RED have been very positive. Here's the 'backcover blurb':

Rebecca Thorne is a successful television journalist, but her world is thrown into turmoil when her Saturday night programme is axed because of falling ratings. Not only will she lose her job but her big story on the convicted triple murderer Connor Bligh, whom Rebecca believes is innocent, has to be abandoned.

Rebecca's lover Joe, a married man and the barrister representing Bligh, also thinks Bligh is innocent – or does he? And if he loves Rebecca so much, why is he prepared to cast her off?

Meanwhile Bligh languishes in jail, convicted of three brutal murders and continuing to protest his innocence. He's clearly not a saint – but did he do it? Rebecca refuses to let the matter lie.

Paddy Richardson's fourth novel is psychological crime fiction at its best.

You can read Nicky Pellegrino's interview with Paddy Richardson about HUNTING BLIND here, and my 9mm interview with Richardson here.

Hopefully any crime fiction fans in the Otago region might head along to Marbecks on Thursday night and support this terrific local writer. And if you do, remember to get some pics and send them in!

1 comment:

  1. Craig - I'm very happy about this! I've just finished Hunting Blind and liked it very much, so I'm looking forward to this one. I wish her well!