Books by Paul Cleave

JOE VICTIM by Paul Cleave
Released: Sept. 3, 2013

"A little Hannibal Lector. A little Richard von Krafft-Ebing. A lot of gore. "
In his latest noir thriller, Cleave (Cemetery Lake, 2013, etc.) again stumbles into the evil environs of contemporary Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >
CEMETERY LAKE by Paul Cleave
Released: June 18, 2013

"Contemporary crime noir at its best, mined from the dark pit of the human psyche."
Thriller author Cleave (The Laughter House, 2012, etc.) opens the door on the haunted history of his disgraced detective Theo Tate. Read full book review >
THE CLEANER by Paul Cleave
Released: Dec. 11, 2012

"This story is the literary equivalent of standing on the street beneath a skyscraper watching a disturbed soul teeter on a ledge, threatening to jump."
A detailed look inside the mind of a remorseless serial killer penned by a New Zealand-based writer who specializes in gore and the gruesome side of crime. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"An intense and bloody noir thriller, one often descending into a violent abyss reminiscent of Thomas Harris, creator of Hannibal Lecter."
In Cleave's (Collecting Cooper, 2011, etc.) third psycho-thriller, Theodore Tate is the quintessential flawed hero, a damaged soul hunting deviants in a forest of moral quandaries. Read full book review >
Released: July 26, 2011

"Horrormeister Cleave (Blood Men, 2010, etc.), who is surely indebted to John Fowles' The Collector for aspects of his plot, will scare you to death, or at least to the point of keeping a night light on."
Serial killers collide in Christchurch, New Zealand. Read full book review >