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The Cleaner

(2006)
(The first book in the Cleaner series)
A novel by

 
An international bestseller and one of the top-selling novels in New Zealand's history, Paul Cleave's dark thriller is a brilliant, bloody masterpiece.

Joe is in control of everything in his simple life, including his day job at the police department and his "night work." He isn't bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who, they say, has murdered seven women. Joe knows the Carver only killed six, and he's determined to find the copy cat killer. He's going to punish him for the one, then frame him for the other six. All he needs now is to take care of all the women who keep getting in his way; his domineering mother is one. Then there is Sally, the maintenance worker who sees him as a replacement for her dead brother; and the mysterious Melissa, the only woman to have ever understood him, but whose fantasies of blackmail and torture don't have a place in Joe's investigation. In The Cleaner, a finalist for the prestigious Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction, Paul Cleave brings the underbelly of Christchurch to gritty life in the way that Dennis Lehane does for Boston and Tana French for Dublin. Taut and chilling, it's a masterful blend of psychological suspense and complex characters from one of the most gifted new authors in the crime thriller genre.

 
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Used availability for Paul Cleave's The Cleaner


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Hardback Editions

2006 : USA Hardback
Title: The Cleaner
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-62490-111-5 / 978-1-62490-111-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: n/a
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

December 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The Cleaner: A Thriller (Christchurch Noir Crime Series)
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-4516-7779-0 / 978-1-4516-7779-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2008 : Australia Paperback
Title: Cleaner, The
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-86325-659-8 / 978-1-86325-659-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

2006 : Australia Paperback
Title: The Cleaner
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-74166-566-3 / 978-1-74166-566-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Cleaner
Author(s): Paul Cleave
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   

September 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Cleaner
Author(s): Paul Cleave
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Cleaner (Christchurch Noir Crimes)
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-68141-414-7 / 978-1-68141-414-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: The Cleaner (Christchurch Noir Crimes)
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-68141-418-X / 978-1-68141-418-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Cleaner: A Thriller (Christchurch Noir Crime Series)
Author(s): Paul Cleave
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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