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Bound

Author(s): Vanda Symon

Location(s): Dunedin, New Zealand

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): Contemporary

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When the official investigation into the murder of a respectable local businessman fails to add up, and personal problems start to play havoc with her state of mind, New Zealand’s favourite young detective Sam Shephard turns vigilante… 

‘Fast-moving New Zealand procedural … the Edinburgh of the south has never been more deadly’ Ian Rankin

‘If you like taut, pacy thrillers with a wonderful sense of place, this is the book for you’ Liam McIlvanney

‘A sassy heroine, fabulous sense of place, and rip-roaring stories with a twist. Perfect curl-up-on-the-sofa reading’ Kate Mosse

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The New Zealand city of Dunedin is rocked when a wealthy and apparently respectable businessman is murdered in his luxurious home while his wife is bound and gagged, and forced to watch. But when Detective Sam Shephard and her team start investigating the case, they discover that the victim had links with some dubious characters.

The case seems cut and dried, but Sam has other ideas. Weighed down by her dad’s terminal cancer diagnosis, and by complications in her relationship with Paul, she needs a distraction, and launches her own investigation. And when another murder throws the official case into chaos, it’s up to Sam to prove that the killer is someone no one could ever suspect…

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Bound is the fourth book in Vanda Symon’s Sam Shephard police procedural series. Sam has now been promoted to Detective and has relocated to Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand. A leading...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021