Paul Cleave

Paul Cleave

Paul Cleave is an award-winning author who sets his novels in his home city of Christchurch, New Zealand, where he still lives. His books have been translated into 20 languages. He’s won the Ngaio Marsh Award three times and the Saint-Maur book festival’s Crime Novel of the Year Award. He’s thrown his Frisbee in over 30 countries, plays tennis badly, golf even worse, and has two cats – which is often two too many. A Killer Harvest is his latest novel. Website: Twitter: @PaulCleave.

Paul Cleave’s appearance is made possible by Creative New Zealand.

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  • “People say, “I laughed so hard, but then I felt bad about laughing!” That’s mostly what I hear, but then you go somewhere like France, and you ask, “Did you find it funny?” And they say, “No, it’s just dark.” It’s really awkward” – In Houston Chronicle 
  • “Like most books in this genre, if you suspend your disbelief heading in, Cleave will make sure you walk away thoroughly entertained” – On The Real Book Spy


  • “Starting with a macabre setup, Cleave keeps upping the stakes till any scrap of plausibility is left far behind and only an increasingly effective series of hair-raising thrills remains” – In Kirkus Reviews
  • “Few characters are wholly innocent, and the road to hell acquires a few more paving stones by the end of this impressive crime thriller” – In Publishers Weekly

A Killer Harvest

<p class="Bodydin79"><span lang="EN-US">Joshua is convinced his family is cursed.The curse has taken loved ones from him, it’s robbed him of his eyesight, and it’s the reason why his father was killed while investigating a young woman’s homicide.</span></p>
<p class="Bodydin79"><span lang="EN-US">But Joshua is handed an opportunity he can’t refuse: an operation that will allow him to see the world through his father’s eyes. As Joshua navigates a realm of sight, he gets glimpses of what these eyes might have witnessed in their previous life. What was his dad up to in his role as a police officer? And what, exactly, were the circumstances surrounding his death?</span></p>

All events with Paul Cleave

10 AM
International Writers Showcase
Oct 14 @ 10 AM - 11:15 AM

DJD Dance Centre

111 12 Ave SE
7 PM
Friday Night Showcase: True Crime and Suspense
Oct 12 @ 7 PM - 8:30 PM

DJD Dance Centre

111 12 Ave SE