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Kirsten McKenzie

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Now a full time author, Kirsten was a customs officer for fourteen years, where she fought international crime, before the bright lights of the film industry beckoned, and appearances on television and film took over.

For years Kirsten McKenzie worked in her family's antique store, where she went from being allowed to sell postcards in the corner as a child, to selling Royal Worcester vases and seventeenth century silverware, providing a unique insight into the world of antiques which touches every aspect of her writing.

Her historical time-slip series - The Old Curiosity Shop series (which includes Fifteen Postcards, The Last Letter and Telegram Home), has been described as 'Time Travellers Wife meets Far Pavilions', and 'Antiques Roadshow
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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)
Kirsten McKenzie Being able to imagine yourself another world. And to work under your own steam.
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The last weekend of January 2019 saw dozens of crime writers descend upon Rotorua for New Zealand’s first crime writing festival.

The brain child of Craig Sisterson and Grant Nicol, the festival, coined RotoruaNoir, not only attracted authors from around New Zealand, but from around the world. Extraordinary authors such as Alex Gray from Scotland, Lilja Sigurðardóttir from Iceland, and Kati Hiek... Read more of this blog post »
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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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