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Kim Hunt is runner up for US-based

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Kim Hunt writes about the sort of kick-ass female protagonists you rarely see in crime fiction.

Working class heroes. Fierce femmes. Gender outlaws and precious misfits. Readers are propelled through gritty Antipodean road trips, urban cityscapes and endless tracts of coastal forest: a body dumpers paradise.

Cal Nyx first hit the pages in 2020 in The Beautiful Dead, getting Kim shortlisted for Best First Novel in the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards. Now Cal's back in Kim's latest novel, The Quarry. Find out more


If you're hankering after more action, the third Cal Nyx mystery thriller, The Freezer, is due for publication late 2024. Sign up for the cover reveal.

The Corrector, a standalone crime novel set in New Zealand, is due early next year. Find out more



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Ngā mihi me te aroha nui.

Kim Hunt

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