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Kirsten McKenzie

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A former Customs Officer, Kirsten McKenzie fought international crime for several years before leaving to help run the family antique shop. Ten years of surrounding herself with beautiful old things resulted in the publication of her first novel and her evolvement into a full time author.

Her first horror novel Painted reached #1 in the Amazon horror charts. Her second foray into the horror genre, her medical thriller Doctor Perry, hit #1 in Canada and Australia.

Her historical time slip novel Fifteen Postcards and its sequel The Last Letter have been described as Time Travellers Wife meets Far Pavilions, and Antiques Roadshow gone viral. The final book in the series, 'Telegram Home', will be released in 2018.

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Kirsten McKenzie The mystery of the randomly appearing antiques. Ever since my antiques dealing father died eleven years ago, I think we've discovered everything there…moreThe mystery of the randomly appearing antiques. Ever since my antiques dealing father died eleven years ago, I think we've discovered everything there was left to discover of his estate. And then suddenly, we'll stumble across another box of postcards, or a cigar box filled with WW1 photographs, or there'll be a small jewellery box in a drawer with a diamond brooch in it. Where do all these things come from? It's not like we've moved anything, but yet it happens time and time again.
It's almost as if he leaves tiny pieces of treasure for us to find, to keep us going. It's like a treasure hunt from beyond the grave.(less)
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As you know, I've almost finished writing the third book in my historical time slip series. I'm running about four weeks behind. Shhhh, don't tell my publisher!

As you read in The Last Letter, my young Welsh lad has arrived in Dunedin, and now he's traveling to Bruce Bay on the West Coast of New Zealand.

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Description: <i>If art can capture a soul, what happens when one of those souls escapes?</i> When art appraiser Anita Cassatt is sent to catalogue the extensive collection of reclusive artist Leo Kubin, it isn’t only the chilly atmosphere of the secluded house making her shiver. Upon entering the house, Anita stands before a silent audience of portraits clustered on every wall. Every painted eye is watching her, including those of the unfinished portrait on the artist’s easel. A portrait with an eerie familiarity. Kubin’s lawyer didn’t share the detailed instructions regarding the handling of the art, and Anita and her team start work in ignorance of the very instructions designed to keep them safe. Disturbed, a man eases himself out of his portrait and stretches. Free at last from the confines of his canvas, he has no intention of ever returning. He has a painting to finish…
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Kirsten McKenzie Lawyer wrote: "Kirsten, many thanks for your friendship. Best wishes on your work as an author and here's to the turn of many more pages of fine reads. Cheers!"

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Lawyer Kirsten, many thanks for your friendship. Best wishes on your work as an author and here's to the turn of many more pages of fine reads. Cheers!


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