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Return to Blood

From the award-winning author of BETTER THE BLOOD comes the gripping new Hana Westerman thriller

Michael Bennett

Return to Blood
Return to Blood

Return to Blood

From the award-winning author of BETTER THE BLOOD comes the gripping new Hana Westerman thriller

Michael Bennett

Hardback / bound | English
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Description

The riveting follow-up to the acclaimed crime debut Better the Blood

PRAISE FOR MICHAEL BENNETT: 

'A cracking thriller; it also extends our sense of what crime fiction can do' Liam McIlvanney

'A tensely plotted, gritty crime novel that has the courage to force us all to rethink our relationship with the past' Vaseem Khan

'Stunning . . . a gripping mystery, complex and memorable characters, and timely social and cultural commentary. Don’t miss it' David Heska Wanbli Weiden

'As page-turning as it is eye-opening' Ambrose Parry

'Opens a unique window onto a fascinating Antipodean society as only world-class crime fiction can' Deon Meyer

'A striking debut and a significant addition to Indigenous literature' Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

'[A] stellar series launch. Bennett is a writer to watch' Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

'A remarkable new detective' Daily Mail

'[A] highly addictive read' My Weekly

'So chilling' Crime Monthly

Michael Bennett (Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Whakaue) is an award-winning screenwriter, director and author. His first book, a non-fiction work telling the true story of New Zealand's worst miscarriage of justice, In Dark Places, won Best Non-Fiction Book at the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards. Michael's second book, Helen and the Go-Go Ninjas, is a time-travel graphic novel co-authored with Ant Sang.Better the Blood, the first Hana Westerman thriller, was shortlisted for the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction/Ockham New Zealand Book Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Audio Book of the Year at the Capital Crime Fingerprint Awards. It was also longlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Debut Dagger and was a finalist for both Best First Novel and Best Novel at the 2023 Ngaio Marsh Awards.   Michael's short and feature films have won awards internationally and have screened at numerous festivals, including Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, Locarno, New York, London and Melbourne. Michael is the 2020 recipient of the Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award, in recognition of members of the Māori filmmaking community who have made high-level contributions to screen storytelling.     He lives in Auckland, Aotearoa (New Zealand), with his partner Jane, and children Tīhema, Māhina and Matariki.

Specifications

  • Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Pub date
    Apr 2024
  • Pages
    336
  • Theme
    Crime and mystery: police procedural
  • Dimensions
    234 x 153 x 24 mm
  • EAN
    9781398512252
  • Hardback / bound
    Hardback / bound
  • Language
    English

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