New Zealand crime writer VANDA SYMON Chats to Paul Burke about her new Sam Shephard novel, BOUND, fourth in the Dunedin set series. Also 'Yeah-Noir', writing as a young mother, misogyny, science & the modern detective and Ngaio Marsh.
Bound: The New Zealand city of Dunedin is rocked when a wealthy and apparently respectable businessman is murdered in his luxurious home while his wife is bound and gagged, and forced to watch. But when Detective Sam Shephard and her team start investigating the case, they discover that the victim had links with some dubious characters. The case seems cut and dried, but Sam has other ideas. Weighed down by her dad's terminal cancer diagnosis, and by complications in her relationship with Paul, she needs a distraction, and launches her own investigation. And when another murder throws the official case into chaos, it's up to Sam to prove that the killer is someone no one could ever suspect.
Vanda Symon is a crime writer, TV presenter and radio host from Dunedin, New Zealand, and the chair of the Otago Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. The Sam Shephard series has climbed to number one on the New Zealand bestseller list, and also been shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for best crime novel. She currently lives in Dunedin, with her husband and two sons.
Produced by: Jem & Son, Paul Burke.
Music credits: Don't Wait by Southgate and Leigh
Paul Burke twitter @paulodaburka
To buy this book: BOUND