Peter Graham worked in Hong Kong as a Crown Counsel and barrister, and is now a full-time crime writer. He is author of the acclaimed book Vile Crimes.His new book, So Brilliantly Clever, focuses on the Parker/Hulme murder case from Christchurch in 1954.It has been listed in the New Zealand Listener's 'Best books of 2011' and IndieBound's Top 20. So Brilliantly Clever is out now.
Peter Graham is giving a talk about his new book 'So Brilliantly Clever' and the Christchurch matricide at these libraries:
Saturday 17th Dec @ New Brighton Library, 11am-12pm
Monday 19th Dec @ South Library, 2pm-3pm
Wednesday 21st Dec @ Shirley Library, 12pm-1pm
If you are in the area, please come along!
"This is the most thorough, conscientious and detailed version of the Parker-Hulme affair yet to appear. It could well be definitive." - Nicholas Reid, Sunday Star Times
Peter Graham talks crime, punishment and New Zealand murders on Radio New Zealand
"Peter Graham has written a wonderfully gripping read, which takes you into both Parker and Hulme's ghastly souls...he does it with a fair and honest hand, leaving no stone unturned...[He takes] his reader right into the minutiae of 1950s Christchurch and the societal expectations that these diverse yet emotionally twin-like girls were raised under. His ability to get into their minds and find their motivations was quite extraordinary, as was his ability write them in such a manner that even the novice...can understand." - Marion, from Cover Me Book Blog
So Brilliantly Clever features in The Press. Read the feature article here.
"...not just about a murder and the people involved; it is also as revealing study of the Christchurch of six decades ago, many of its personalities and prevailing social attitudes and practices. It is beautifully written and wryly expressed." - Willie Young, The Press
The New Zealand Herald asks why the Parker-Hulme murder still matters to us.
Read all about Peter Graham and his fascination with the case in The New Zealand Listener.
"...very detailed, comprehensive, extensive research, an enjoyable read." - Vic Evans, The Nelson Mail