When Celia Inverarity, aged 17 is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park, one Sunday afternoon. Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows will send Prior back to examine the past - which proves as secret as his father's den in the old poison shed. Eventually the murderer is exposed, but not before a family has been split apart and old wounds revealed. (Stallanbooks)
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More than just a murder mystery, this novel delineates the public face of New Zealand puritanism - and the hidden one.About the Author:
Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's best-known writers, for both adults and children. He has won a number of literary awards, including the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, and the New Zealand Fiction Award. He has also won the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. In 2003 he received an inaugural New Zealand Icon Award and in 2004 he received an a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement. Maurice Gee's novels include the Plumb trilogy, Going West, Prowlers, Live Bodies and The Scornful Moon. He has also written a number of children's novels, the most recent being Salt and Gool. Maurice lives in Nelson with his wife Margareta, and has two daughters and a son.
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