Book Launch: The Leaning Man

18:00 pm
19:00 pm
2/16 Jesse Street
(beside Prefab)

The Leaning Man is crime fiction at its best. The line-up of characters – zany, hard-living, ex-cop Stella; Mad-Dog, the homeless man with a past; Charlotte, the perfect sister; Kate, the singer in a dodgy nightclub – is not only hugely engaging but represents the layers of Wellington. The city itself is dazzlingly, vividly portrayed, so much so that it becomes a character in itself. The novel is filled with wry humour, yet the social issues dealt with of homelessness and the exploitation of children are very real. The writing is taut, filled with colour and the intricacies of plot; the mysteries and the dangers have the reader drawn in and turning the pages.” —Paddy Richardson