Friday, February 6, 2015
New Kiwi crime: THE TAROT MURDERS
Either way though, they're creating something new, and putting it out there for others to enjoy. And that's a great thing.
I've been very pleased to see that along with the larger publishing houses picking up a number of contemporary Kiwi crime and thriller writers (and published NZ authors in other styles increasingly dipping their toes into the worlds of murder and mayhem), there are lots and lots of Kiwi authors writing mysteries and publishing online.
Here's the latest one I've discovered.
THE TAROT MURDERS by Lila Richards
When a series of bizarre murders based on major trumps of the Tarot rocks the usually staid city of Christchurch, the panel members of radio show The Psychic Connection are drawn into the case when it seems panel member James Myerson may be involved – or even the murderer.
Detective Sergeant Declan Kelly arrives in Christchurch, on sick leave after being wounded during a stakeout in Queensland, and adds his weight to the Psychic Connection panel’s investigation of what the press is calling the Tarot Murders. The murderer’s calling card, The Magician, left with each new victim, offers a sinister clue to the killer’s identity – if only the panel can solve it in time to prevent the death of one of its own members.
THE TAROT MURDERS became was released in January 2015. You can read an excerpt here.