Theodore Tate

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 92 ratings

Cemetery Lake Publisher's Summary

A chilling case of unsolved murders and mistaken identities unravels when a lake in a Christchurch cemetery releases its grip on the murky past in this exciting crime thriller from the internationally best-selling author of The Laughterhouse.

Cemetery Lake begins in a cold and rainy graveyard, where Private Detective Theodore Tate is overseeing an exhumation. But doubts are raised about the identity of the body found in the coffin.

Originally published in Paul Cleave's native New Zealand in 2008, Cemetery Lake is the first novel to feature Theodore Tate. It is full of the clever plot twists and sardonic humor for which Cleave has become known. Encompassing the universal battle against the darkness within in this entertaining crime novel.

©2008 Paul Cleave (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Cemetery Lake

    • By: Paul Cleave
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Cemetery Lake begins in a cold and rainy graveyard, where Private Detective Theodore Tate is overseeing an exhumation. But doubts are raised about the identity of the body found in the coffin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whoa! Unusual Story Gripping End To End

    • By Ted on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 2

    • Collecting Cooper

    • By: Paul Cleave
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    People are disappearing in Christchurch. Cooper Riley, a psychology professor, doesn't make it to work one day. Emma Green, one of his students, doesn't make it home. When ex-cop Theodore Tate is released from a four-month prison stint, he's asked by Green's father to help find Emma. After all, Tate was in jail for nearly killing her in a DUI accident the year before, so he owes him. Big time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky & enjoyable book

    • By Janie O'brien on 02-28-16

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 3

    • The Laughterhouse

    • By: Paul Cleave
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Theodore Tate never forgot his first crime scene - 10-year-old Jessica found dead in the Laughterhouse, an old abandoned slaughterhouse. The killer was found and arrested. Fifteen years later, a new killer arrives in Christchurch, and he has a list of people who were involved in Jessica's murder case, one of whom is the unfortunate Dr. Stanton, a man with three young girls.

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 4

    • Five Minutes Alone

    • By: Paul Cleave
    • Narrated by: Paul Ansdell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    There's a common plea detectives get from the loved ones of victims: When you find the person who did this, give me five minutes alone with them. And that's exactly what someone is doing. Someone is helping these victims get their five minutes alone. When the body of a convicted rapist is found, the detectives try to determine if this is murder or suicide. The following night two more rapists go missing. It's hard to investigate when everyone on the police force seems to be rooting for the killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fitting end (?) to the Christchurch series!

    • By Old Hippy on 05-13-16

    Regular price: $34.99