Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Death on Demand - new Sergeant Ihaka crime title from Paul Thomas

And about time too say all his fans of whom I am one. While Hodder Moa published the three previous crime fiction titles featuring maverick cop Maori Tito Ihaka as The Ihaka Trilogy in 2009 it was way back in the 1990's that they were originally published so a big welcome to Death on Demand.  I spent all of a recent wet weekend day reading it and was a little grumpy when I had to put it down for a lunch break!

Death on Demand is the follow-up story to the successful Ihaka Trilogy. The story of Tito Ihaka continues five years after his exile to the Wairarapa from Auckland as a result of a mishandled case. New details emerge about this case that prompts Ihaka’s sudden
return to Auckland’s criminal investigation scene.
It is good stuff this, I just hope we don't have to wait so long for the next one!

Author Paul Thomas entertained a hundred or so of us in a stimulating conversation with Craig Sisterson at the Takapuna Public Library last evening. He is on a NZ tour promoting his book with events still to come are as follows:
Tuesday 6 March – HAMILTON
Time: 6.00pm
Location: Dinsdale Library, Whatawhata Rd, Dinsdale Hamilton
Free Event
RSVP: Phone (07) 838 6639
Wednesday 7 March - ROTORUA
Time: 5.30pm
Location: Rotorua District Library, 1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua
Gold Coin Donation
Tuesday 20 March – DUNEDIN
Time: 2.00pm
Location: Mosgiel Library, 7 Hartstonge Ave Mosgiel
Free Event
RSVP: Phone (03) 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz
 Time: 5.30pm
Location: Dunedin City Library, 4th floor, 230 Moray Place Dunedin
Free Event
RSVP: Phone (03) 474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz
Wednesday 21 March – CHRISTCHURCH
Time: 5.30pm
Location: Tommy Changs Bar, London Street, London Street, Lyttelton
Free event. Wine and snacks on sale.
RSVP: library@ccc.govt.nz

1 comment:

tilly lloyd said...

Great to see these library events.

Wellington fans will be glad to know Paul Thomas is part of Writers and Readers Week in a panel with Paul Cleave and Vanda Symon, Sunday 11 March at 11am. Chaired by Craig Sisterson $18