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Joe Victim

(2013)
(The second book in the Cleaner series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Paperback original (nominee)
NOMINATED FOR THE 2014 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL

Sometimes reality can really get in the way of a good story.

Joe Middleton's story is this: He doesn't remember killing anyone, so there' s no way a jury can convict him of serial murder. He calls himself Joe Victim, trying, as he awaits trial, to convince the psychiatrists that he wasn't in control of his actions, trusting that the system will save him in the end.

But others know Joe as the infamous Christchurch Carver and they want to see him dead. There's Melissa, Joe's accomplice in one of the murders, who plans on shooting him on his way to the courthouse before he gets a chance to start talking. Then there's Raphael, whose daughter was one of the Carver's victims. Though he's tried to move on with life as the leader of a counseling group for grieving family members, he'd like nothing more than to watch Joe pay. Finally there's Carl Schroder, the ex-detective who locked Joe up and is determined to put things right for the case of his career.

To extract himself from this epic mess, Joe has come up with a desperate plan involving a television psychic who's looking to get rich by making people believe just about anything. It's a long shot, but it had better work before he becomes the poster boy for a death penalty that may be reinstated in New Zealand, which isn't quite the dramatic ending he is hoping for...

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Used availability for Paul Cleave's Joe Victim

Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: Joe Victim
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-4736-6472-1 / 978-1-4736-6472-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Joe Victim: A Thriller (Christchurch Noir Crime Series)
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-4516-7797-9 / 978-1-4516-7797-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Joe Victim (Christchurch Nor Crimes Series)
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-68141-760-X / 978-1-68141-760-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Joe Victim (Christchurch Nor Crimes Series)
Author(s): Paul Cleave
ISBN: 1-68141-764-2 / 978-1-68141-764-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Joe Victim
Author(s): Paul Cleave
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Joe Victim
Author(s): Paul Cleave
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Joe Victim: A Thriller (Christchurch Noir Crime Series)
Author(s): Paul Cleave
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA