Paul Thomas, who is famous for his bestselling sports biographies, columns in local newspapers and magazines, and several acclaimed and award-winning crime novels in the 1990s and early 2000s.
Very shortly, Thomas's first new crime novel in a decade, and the first in 15 years to feature maverick Maori detective Tito Ihaka, hits bookstores. In the feature Thomas and I talk about many things, including why he returned to cime, the creation of Ihaka, his new novel DEATH ON DEMAND, the maverick cop as the latest incarnation of a centuries old wandering hero character, seeing his books on screen, and more.
So if you're in New Zealand, go and grab a copy of this week's New Zealand Listener. I think you'll enjoy the read. You can also meet Paul Thomas in person at a number of events across the country next month (see list of nationwide events here).