The Floating Basin

Detective Ru Clement is a new addition to the New Zealand crime scene. A body is discovered in a tidal lagoon on the South Island’s west coast and Ru must untangle a complicated web of past and present events including those in his own life. A cast of well-drawn characters combines with sharp observation about small town life where characters are larger than life and conflicts easily become savage.


The Floating Basin -
The Floating Basin
Another boat reversed into one of the berthing bays not far from where Ru stood. He watched the wake spread across the lagoon to the bank in front of the car park, where the water rounded at its edges and formed the continuum of a basin. The ripples raced across to the islands; the rushes shuddered and were sucked beneath the water; seconds later they sprang back in surprise.

Detective Ru Clement is a new addition to the New Zealand crime scene. A body is discovered in a tidal lagoon on the South Island’s west coast and Ru must untangle a complicated web of past and present events, including those in his own life. A cast of well-drawn characters combines with sharp observation about small town life where characters are larger than life and conflicts easily become savage.
Elizabeth Smither

A great yarn which will resonate especially with West Coasters past and present, but will also appeal to anyone who likes a crime story with a unique flavour and authentic setting.
Kate Redmond (Librarian)
  • ISBN: 9780473380878
  • Published: 1/2/2017
  • Pages: 250
  • Dimensions: 224x159mm
Soft cover Soft cover
NZ$ 34.99



Used expressions:The Floating Basin ,Detective Ru Clement is a new addition to the New Zealand crime scene. A body is discovered in a tidal lagoon on the South Island’s west coast and Ru must untangle a complicated web of past and present events including those in his own life. A cast of well-drawn characters combines with sharp observation about small town life where characters are larger than life and conflicts easily become savage.

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