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Hannie Reynard has landed every aspiring filmmaker’s dream: a hefty grant to make her documentary, Freaks or Frauds. But the groundbreaking film that is meant to launch Hannie’s career may kill her first. Blowing the grant money on a lost weekend in Paris was bad enough, but now the ‘stars’ of her film – women who share a unique genetic trait – have stopped talking…and started disappearing.
Blackmailed into accepting a burned out colleague as her cameraman, Hannie follows a perilous trail that leads her and her crew toward a powerful puppet master with a deadly obsession. But closing in on them all is a ruthless hitman with a lethal shooting schedule of his own…
A New Kind of Death is a dark and wickedly adult comic thriller with just a touch of speculative intrigue. It was previously published in the USA as Killing The Rabbit and was shortlisted for the prestigious Davitt Award.
‘A sharp, aware and compelling thriller, taking the genre into exciting new territories.’
– Michael Marshall author of Blood of Angels
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‘Ms Goodman captures the reader’s imagination more through vivid, razor-sharp reality than through any Hollywood-style action. It is too poignant to be comedic, too funny to be dramatic, and far too raw to be romantic, though it blends all three elements in a marvel of balance and grace.’
‘Every fascinating, unique character leaps off the page and lingers long after it’s turned. Goodman has a winner.’
author of Exit Strategy
‘Quite simply the best first SF novel I’ve read in years. I’m tempted to invoke the names of Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, Marge Piercy, and even Quentin Tarantino … but Goodman’s near future vision and ripped-from-the-tabloids premise are so unique I’d rather not compare her to anyone. I hope and believe that [A New Kind of Death] marks the arrival of a major new talent on the SF scene.’
– Chris Moriarty
author of Spin Control
‘Take one part Michael Crichton-style sci-fi speculation and two parts Australian ambience, add the hot-button topicality of women’s reproductive rights plus a colorful array of endearing misfits and evil henchmen for spice, stir in generous helpings of white-knuckle suspense and corporate cloak-and-dagger intrigue, and shake well, and you have the recipe for [A New Kind of Death], a delectable debut thriller from Alison Goodman. You’ll eat it up!’
author of Through Violet Eyes and With Red Hands
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