Blog 2017-05-19T11:16:29+00:00
2205, 2017

McNeish and Me

May 22nd, 2017|

James McNeish and me are bookcase mates. His Tavern in the Town sits in my prime slot next to my The Compleat Cityscapes, among my most referenced Kiwi dictionaries and encyclopaedias. McNeish showed me the writing way. Over half my life ago I returned from six years in Australia and [...]

2105, 2017

Poets to This Person

May 21st, 2017|

Poets have bookended my writing life. Poet Rob Hack told me to keep it short the night before my March book launch on The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser at Unity Books in Wellington. Poets are mostly committed to brief, I am a wordy smith.  Well, I kept the speech [...]

1705, 2017

Murder in the Library

May 17th, 2017|

Murder in the Library is proliferating like poisonous fungi in the woods around Midsomer Norton. Last year I was booked for the Lower Hutt Murder in the Library gig, but took ill. This year I am booked for Paraparaumu Murder in the Library from 6.30pm May 29. I was aware [...]

3103, 2017

Pushing Peter to the Punters

March 31st, 2017|

The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser was launched last night at Unity Books in downtown Wellington. I stepped up in my kilt to the gratifying sight of people wanting signed copies the moment I entered the door of what Canada mate Roger Boshier emailed is ‘one of the last reputable [...]

2703, 2017

Past Books into Peter

March 27th, 2017|

The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser is my 54th book and it owes a research debt to many of my previous books, of which almost one third are about Wellington. Most books evolved out of previous books, but none have drawn so extensively on my Wellington writings. My first book [...]

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