Six Murders? accepted for entry in the 2018 Ngaio Marsh awards for New Zealand crime fiction
Murder, mystery and mirth on the streets of New Zealand’s capital
When Faith and her husband accidentally get involved in the weird life of Ponytail O’Gorman – a beguiling old fraudster – they have no idea how much he will disrupt their peaceful life in suburban Kilbirnie. But he convinces them to help him in his strange quest to find both his friend from prison, Simple Simon, and his own missing cell phone which is being sought by a bunch of desperate crooks as well as by the head of Wellington CIB. Determined to help the strangely charming little con-man – and so discover the truth about the notorious Welly Alley Strangler – they get carried along to a secretive location in beautiful Martinborough. In the process Faith confronts a collection of odd characters – including the rich Widow Partridge, the terribly nasty Big Ben Pye and his two young henchmen – who unknown to her were part of her husband’s life as a prison guard.