Search for a Kiwi Killer

Kerikeri is kiwi country. There the flightless birds live in common places like farms, sides of roads, and pine forests. There are signs everywhere saying dogs must be on leads.

When dead kiwi are found in nearby Waitangi forest, it becomes clear that someone is ignoring the signs. A kiwi killer is on the prowl. Suspects are many. As the death toll increases so too do the cries for dogs to be shot.

Young Tom Smart has an injured pig dog he rescued from the forest. He can’t believe she could be the killer, but others can. There is only one way Tom can be sure of her, and that is to find the real killer, which means confronting a man who will do anything to protect his secrets.

Written by Des Hunt

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NZ Booklovers ~ The instantly familiar setting of Northland appealed immensely to me, especially having grown up surrounded by Kiwi inhabited bush at Whangārei Heads.  Interestingly, this story was inspired from an earlier Kiwi story Hunt wrote in 2011. The serial Trail of a Kiwi Killer was written after Hunt read a story about a dog that killed almost one hundred Kiwi in a forest in Northland. It was set around Whangārei Heads but was never published as a book. He revisited that story, creating this one, Search For A Kiwi Killer, as a longer novel with similar themes. This is another solid story from the master storyteller Hunt. A gripping Kiwi whodunnit highlighting the plight of our special native bird.

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Dimensions19.8 × 12.7 × 2 cm
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Paperback edition



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Torea Press

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