Cemetery Lake

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Random House Australia, 2008 - Detective and mystery stories, New Zealand - 350 pages
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Tate is a private investigator, but he's barely coping with life. He's at the cemetery exhuming a body for an investigation, but across the cemetery lake is buried his dead daughter, whose death was the beginning of many losses. As the machinery digging up the grave in front of him shakes the ground, something floats to the surface of the lake. It looks like a human form, followed by several others. What dark secrets is Tate uncovering - and can he keep a grip on his own life to get to the person responsible?

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User Review  - Olivermagnus - LibraryThing

Christchurch, New Zealand private investigator Theodore Tate is attending the exhumation of a man who died two years before. Suddenly bubbles appear on the surface of the small lake in the middle of ... Read full review

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Christchurch, New Zealand...Christchurch Noir Crime Series...tragic, brooding atmosphere... The lake opposite the graveyard begins to release its grip on the past and bodies begin to resurface ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Paul Cleave was born on December 10, 1974 in New Zealand. His first novel, The Cleaner, was published in 2006. His other novels include Cemetery Lake, Collecting Cooper, The Laughter House, Joe Victim, and Five Minutes Alone. He has won several awards including the Ngaio Marsh award for best crime novel in New Zealand for Blood Men and the Saint-Maur book festival's crime novel of the year in France. In 2015 he won the Ngaio Marsh Award with his title Five Minutes Alone. He also made the New Zealand Best Seller list with his title Trust No One. He was also named an Honorary Literary Fellows in the New Zealand Society of Authors' annual Waitangi Day Honours 2016. In 2016, he won his third Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel for his book, Trust No One.

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