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Richardson, Paddy

Works: 11 works in 23 publications in 2 languages and 443 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories, New Zealand  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9639.3.R4736, NZ823.2
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Publications about Paddy Richardson
Publications by Paddy Richardson
Most widely held works about Paddy Richardson
Most widely held works by Paddy Richardson
Swimming in the dark by Paddy Richardson( Book )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
"German immigrants, Gerda and Ilse Klein, live sedate lives of seclusion and routine in Alexandra, a small Central Otago town in New Zealand. Both mother and daughter are affected by their memories of Leipzig, the city the family escaped from in the early 1980s while it was still under the rule of the Stasi. For Ilse, these memories are of a home and friends she loved and still longs for. For Gerda the memories bring the desperate depression which overwhelms her in the dark months of winter. But for now the women look forward to summer, with the promise of peace and rest as Ilse, now a teacher at the local high hchool, begins her weeks of holiday. This expectation of peace is fractured when Ilse, while swimming as she regularly does in the evenings in the local river, discovers Serena, one of the few students she has allowed herself to grow close to, alone, terrified and in the process of giving birth. Suspecting that Serena is a victim of abuse, Ilse and Gerda take her and her child into their home, a decision which becomes the catalyst for change, but when Serena and her child come under threat from the man who has brutalised and molested her, the women unite to protect them"--Publisher information
Cross fingers by Paddy Richardson( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
"Television journalist Rebecca Thorne is working on a documentary project exposing a crooked ex-cop property developer. Much to her chagrin she is removed from the project to work on another documentary about the notorious 1981 South African rugby team's tour of New Zealand. At the same time, Rebecca breaks up with boyfriend Rolly. Strange things start to happen: is someone stalking her, breaking into her house and moving her things? Or is she just being paranoid? As she learns more about the 81 tour, Rebecca becomes fascinated by the Lambs, two anonymous protesters who mocked the police and entertained the crowds, and by the disappearance of one of them on the night of the Wellington test. As sinister events in Rebecca's life increase, she gets closer and closer to finding out what happened to the Black Lamb"--Publisher's information
A year to learn a woman by Paddy Richardson( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Claire is a Dunedin freelance writer who is hired by a dodgy lawyer to write a biography of a serial rapist at present in prison. She's wary, but she's a solo mother with a teenage daughter and desperately needs the money. The rapist's very name, Travis Crill, inspires revulsion from everyone she approaches, but despite many warnings she forges on. Crill himself, when she interviews him in prison, is chillingly charming. A rapist? Initially there are few clues to how this man became a violent psychotic rapist, but slowly Claire begins to unravel the story. What are his parents hiding? Why did the rapes occur only every October? And how does he seem to know so much about her? If Crill is locked away in jail, why is Claire so paranoid? Could she be Crill's next victim? In the style typical of this genre, the novel explodes into a final terrifying climax which forces Claire into a violent confrontation with Crill. This is pacy, involving genre fiction of the very best kind, with lots more to come from this author
The company of a daughter by Paddy Richardson( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Choices by Paddy Richardson( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in Italian and English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
If we were Lebanese : stories by Paddy Richardson( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Missing pieces by Paddy Richardson( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Five short stories which highlight various viewpoints on the topic of adoption in New Zealand
Cross Street by Paddy Richardson( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Ballybrit by Paddy Richardson( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Traces of red (1 volumes set) by Paddy Richardson( Book )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alternative Names
Paddy Richardson New Zealand writer
English (22)
Italian (1)
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