MASTER OF MYSTERY: PAUL CLEAVE
In 2006 The Cleaner spectacularly launched the career of Christchurch crime writer Paul Cleave. Another eight thrillers—also set in Cleave’s hometown—have followed, translated into 17 languages. Cleave’s latest, Trust No One, about a crime writer diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, has been described as “leaping with such fiendish elan between past and present tense and first-person, second-person, and third-person narration that you may wonder if you’ve killed someone yourself” (Kirkus Reviews). In conversation with Wallace Chapman.