Make a Hard Fist - Tina Shaw

About the author:

Tina Shaw is a novelist, short story writer and editor, and has written for both adults and children.  She has received many awards including the Berlin author residency. 

Her first novel Birdie was widely praised. She has also self-published City of Reeds, Dreams of America, edited A Passion for Travel, and later wrote The Black Madonna, Paradise and Fluff Helps Out. Some of her titles have been published in Pearson's Nitty Gritty and Mainsails series aimed to encourage reading. About Griffen's Heart was a Storylines Notable book and a LIANZA shortlisted title in 2010.  The Children's Pond was shortlisted for the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel.


Make a Hard Fist - Tina Shaw

SKU: 9780473421878
  • About this book:

    “Lizzie Q why so blue?”


    Lizzie Quinn receives an anonymous letter in the mail. Then she is attacked. She goes back to school scared of her own shadow.  A teacher she trusts finds a coach for a  self defence class. But the letters keep coming and she knows the threat is still very real. 

    A psychological thriller that also empowers.


    Extent: 208pp

  • Publication date:

    March 2018

  • Media

    Listen to an interview with the author on Radio NZ's nine to noon, 13th April 2018

  • Awards:

    Shortlisted for the 2019 Ngaio Marsh Award

    The Ngaios are a literary award presented annually in New Zealand for recognise excellence in crime fiction, mystery, and thriller writing.

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