Experts reveal how to crack Agatha Christie's 'whodunnit' formula
Experts reveal how to crack Agatha Christie's 'whodunnit' formula

It is the greatest mystery in fiction - but now experts claim to have revealed the secret to Agatha Christie and have come…

Inmates 'threw poo' at Hey Dad! star
Inmates 'threw poo' at Hey Dad! star

A new book has detailed how sexual predator Robert Hughes has suffered daily in jail, with fellow inmates throwing faeces…

Long-lost Fitzgerald story finally published
Long-lost Fitzgerald story finally published

A year before F. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack, he completed a short story about a hard-drinking writer diagnosed…

NZ authors slow to seduce locals
NZ authors slow to seduce locals

Kiwi readers have named international titles as their favourites over local works, to the dismay of a book buyer who says…

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Books: Recent releases August 2
Books: Recent releases August 2

Go Set a Watchman By Harper Lee (William Heinemann) Until now, US author Harper Lee had published only…

London: Where to get the best dumplings

Food is a family business for an expat pair who headed to Britain to study and found they just couldn't stay away from the…

Jack the Ripper mystery 'solved'

The author of a new book claims Jack the Ripper carried out his earlier murders as a cover for his true intention: getting…

This man binge-read eight Donald Trump books

I spent this past week reading eight of his books hoping to develop a unified theory of the man, or at least find a method…

Why Italian author Roberto Saviano lives in hiding
Why Italian author Roberto Saviano lives in hiding

Roberto Saviano's exposé of the Mafia earned him an armed guard. Now he's taken on the cocaine trade…

Book review: Zero Zero Zero

Saviano made his name with Gomorrah, documenting the reach of the Neapolitan Camorra. It reaped awards, death threats and…

Book review: The Interior Circuit

In Say Her Name, Francisco Goldman wrote cleavingly of his new wife's death in a surfing accident. Four years on, he lauds…

The winning move we nearly abandoned

In the final exclusive extract from his new autobiography, Jerome Kaino gives an insider's perspective on the 2011 Rugby…

Kaino: What saved him from the booze

In the second exclusive extract from his new autobiography, Jerome Kaino explains how he bounced back from his 2008 drink-driving…

New Zealand writer longlisted for Man Booker Prize
New Zealand writer longlisted for Man Booker Prize

Just two years after The Luminaries won the prestigious literary award, another New Zealand writer has…

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