Paul Cleave

Paul Cleave is the author of eight award-winning, internationally bestselling crime thrillers, including Joe Victim, finalist for the Edgar, Barry, and Ngaio Marsh awards, and, most recently, Five Minutes Alone. He lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.

  • A Killer Harvest

    By Paul Cleave

    Read by Paul Ansdell

    A Thriller

    A once blind teenager discovers a world darker than the one he emerged from…

    "Edgar-finalist Cleave makes an implausible, but very creepy, premise work...impressive crime thriller." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

    Released August 1, 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • Collecting Cooper

    By Paul Cleave

    Read by Paul Ansdell

    From international bestseller Paul Cleave, a new thriller paints a vivid picture of a killer's mind.

    Released January 12, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Laughterhouse

    By Paul Cleave

    Read by Paul Ansdell

    A thriller about one father's revenge and anothers fight for survival.

    Starred review. "Piano wire-taut plotting, Tate's heart-wrenching losses and forlorn hopes, and Cleave's unusually perceptive gaze into the maw of a killer's madness make this a standout chapter in his detective's rocky road to redemption." - Publishers Weekly

    Released February 9, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Five Minutes Alone

    By Paul Cleave

    Read by Paul Ansdell

    Someone is helping rape victims exact revenge on their attackers, prompting a cat-and-mouse chase.

    “Think vigilante killers have it easy? Cleave offers a macabre, compelling demonstration of how Murphy's Law dogs the efforts of ex-cop Carl Schroder to give victims of violent crime the five minutes alone they crave with the criminals who've ruined their lives.... [It's] Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers.” - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

    Released April 26, 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • The Cleaner

    By Paul Cleave

    Read by Paul Ansdell

    A finalist for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction.

    5 Stars. "Highly recommended if you like sinister, twisted and a bit different from the normal thriller!" - Audiobook Reviewer

    Released September 8, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Trust No One

    By Paul Cleave

    Read by Paul Ansdell

    A crime writer struggles to differentiate between reality and the plot he's created for the page.

    "...Ansdell guides listeners as the story describes what is happening to the mind of Jerry Grey...Jerry struggles to separate the crimes on his pages from ones that occurred in real life..." - Audiofile Magazine

    Released August 4, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • Blood Men

    By Paul Cleave

    Read by Paul Ansdell

    Edward Hunter has it all - beautiful wife and daughter, great job, bright future...and a dark past.

    Released December 8, 2015
    English, Unabridged