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1705, 2019

Willie Boy Is Here

May 17th, 2019|

A friend emailed me a few weeks ago that Bill Yocum had died while looking after a Nelson house, aged 72. The house was in good hands. Bill described himself as a mendicant carpenter. I live with Bill’s works and he was a wondrous wood worker. Really, he had the [...]

1605, 2019

Hats Off to Peter!

May 16th, 2019|

Peter Fraser’s top hat is held aloft at the end of the book launch of Death of an Agent last 8 May at Vic Books Pipitea. My cousin Dinah Priestley, pictured behind me, brought the hat along to celebrate the occasion. She inherited the hat from the prime minister’s granddaughter [...]

2404, 2019

Death of an Agent launch

April 24th, 2019|

Vic Books Pipitea and Silver Owl Press invite you to Hugh Rennie QC launching David McGill’s spy story Vic Books Pipitea, Rutherford House, Lambton Quay/Bunny St, Wednesday, 8 May, 6pm. Most of the story takes place in and around Victoria University in Easter 1965, when students organised the [...]

1911, 2018

The First Rotorua Noir

November 19th, 2018|

Rotorua’s Taradome is centre stage in my first independent publication dated 1996 and called Whakaari (White Island; advice from publishers and marketers, Do not use a Maori title). It is an eco-thriller set early in the new millennium in our volcano lands. Maori volcano myth and high-tech Pakeha science merge [...]

909, 2018

Bodgie in the Library 2

September 9th, 2018|

Book launch speech Titirangi Library 6 September as part of the Going West Festival   My first bodgie sighting was at St Peters College as a third former in the first term of 1955. I was in the long and jostling queue in the quad for the morning tea cream [...]

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