Five Minutes Alone

Author(s): Paul Cleave

Crime and Thriller

Theodore Tate returns in the latest thriller from bestselling international crime writer Paul Cleave.


Back in the police force and with his wife Bridget out of hospital, Tate looks to be getting his life on track. Meanwhile, his former detective partner Carl Schroder is finding life a little more challenging. The bullet he took in the head six months ago hasn't killed him... but it's left him with time on his hands.


When the body of a convicted rapist is found, obliterated by an oncoming train, and other criminals begin to disappear, it seems somebody might be helping their victims exact revenge. There's a common plea from victims' loved ones: when you find the man who did this, give me five minutes with him. And that's what someone is doing. But then innocent people start to die, and Tate and Schroder find themselves caught up in a dangerous cat and mouse chase that only one of them can win.


Product Information

2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel 

Paul Cleave is an internationally bestselling author who is currently dividing his time between his home city of Christchurch, New Zealand, where all of his novels are set, and Europe, where none of his novels are set. He is the author of eight novels and his work has been translated into fifteen languages. He has won the Ngaio Marsh Award for best New Zealand crime novel, he won the Saint-Maur book festival's crime novel of the year in France, has been shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Barry Award in the US, has been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award in Australia, and has hit the #1 spot on Amazon in three different countries. When he's not writing, he's trying to add to his list of nearly 30 countries where he's thrown his Frisbee. Paul is the author of The Cleaner, The Killing House, Cemetery Lake, Blood Men, Collecting Cooper, The Laughterhouse, Joe Victim and Five Minutes Alone.

General Fields

  • : 9780143572312
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : January 2015
  • : 234mm X 154mm X 29mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Cleave
  • : 464