BOOKSHOP

Howling At The Moon Publishing specialises in non-fiction and controversial, hard-hitting journalism.

How to use this site:

Before adding a book to the shopping cart icon, make sure you have selected whether you want a printed copy, or (if the option is available) one of the digital versions, using the drop-down  box inside the black rectangle beneath the book title. The digital versions are cheaper, and the prices show how much is deducted from the print copy price. NOT ALL BOOKS HAVE DIGITAL VERSIONS AVAILABLE. Please note, the $ amount listed beside the digital versions is a subtraction off the print price, so for example a print edition costing $31.99 might be $12 cheaper (listed as -$12) in Kindle format.

If you want a hard copy, select "Print" then click the cart icon on the right. Once you have selected the book/s you want, simply checkout using the hover link that appears at the top of the page, or by clicking on the "Basket" link at the top of the page, and follow the instructions to checkout.

One final hint: during checkout when you are filling out your address, the Aussie-made software will also have an option for "Your Notice To Us". Sadly, it is compulsory to put something in that box, even if only an "x".

!

Missing Pieces: The Swedish Tourists' Murders

Get a free copy of the bestseller Daylight Robbery when you order this book today

BE THE FIRST TO READ IT: ORDER NOW
(international orders are shipped from depots in the US and Europe) 

For the first time in 20 years, we name a possible new suspect in this international cold case, and shed more light on the last movements of the Swedish tourists. Available in print or e-book format. (Free book offer does not apply to international orders for printed copies, although we can supply a bonus e-book with your order)

John Hughes was New Zealand’s toughest cop, David Tamihere was New Zealand’s most wanted man, and the 1989 disappearance of Swedish tourists Heidi Paakkonen and Urban Hoglin in the Coromandel was the country’s most perplexing murder mystery.

Heidi has never been found. In 1990, David Tamihere was jailed for the double murders, despite an absence of bodies. There’s no doubt that Tamihere had the form and personality of a prime suspect: a convicted killer and rapist on the run.

With Tamihere now having served his time, however, there are nagging suspicions that police went with an easy collar, rather than the real murderer.

Award-winning investigative journalist Ian Wishart covered the case from its inception: the depositions hearing, the 1990 trial, the discovery of Urban Hoglin’s body in 1991 and the appeals that followed.

Now, in this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, Wishart not only provides the first complete overview of the case, he also adds several major new pieces to the puzzle and analyses their significance.

Did Tamihere do it, or should the case be re-opened?

You be the judge...

The Great Divide

THE STORY OF NEW ZEALAND AND ITS TREATY

New Zealand was catapulted kicking and screaming from the stone age to the space age within 200 years of Captain Cook setting foot here...and we’re still arguing about it.

Who really got to New Zealand first? Which version of the Treaty of Waitangi is the most accurate translation? Did the Treaty ever set up a "partnership" to rule the country? Why did Maori chiefs really sign it?

The Great Divide sheds significant new light on our history and the Treaty debate.

THE REVIEWERS SAY:

The Great Divide is the book that somebody had to write." - Phil Hayward

“I can recommend it, I think it is a fascinating read and I think everybody should be reading it. We’ve all read Claudia Orange and the other books – this is an updated version.” - Doris Mousdale on Newstalk ZB. Listen to the review here.DorisonLeightonZB

"A page-turner that tells the story of pre-Maori history, of explorers who met a sudden death, of brave missionaries, musket wars, of the beginnings of British rule, the ins and outs of the treaty, land clashes, sovereignty wars, of the role of Christianity, and implications for today. His chatty, colloquial style could and should keep a wide range of readers on the edge of a chair…

"The chapter “Waitangi’s fairytale godfathers” shreds Waitangi Tribunal arguments… Those chiefs who opposed the unity of the races under one sovereign became the Maori king movement, and the focus of the so-called Maori renaissance in the 20th century, Wishart wrote. “Their followers, however, are the ones now in charge of the Waitangi debate, the cultural gatekeepers. They are the ones who can make the majority voices from the past fall silent – their words left out of the popular history books and not quoted in universities.”

So here we are in the 21st century still fighting the 19th century sovereignty war, this time using words instead of bullets. The book is a must-read." Read the full review by journalist Mike Butler here

The Great Divide by Ian Wishart - reviewed by Bruce Moon

“It had been my impression that Ian was a polemicist, an extremist, even a writer of scurrilous pamphlets. (This may demonstrate the efficiency of the Establishment’s knocking machine).

“However, when I opened The Great Divide I found it moderate in style, clear in expression and thorough in discussion.

“I noted with interest his references to Michael King’s hitherto lauded Penguin History of New Zealand. Wishart confronts King. Clearly we agree that King was a member of the ‘politically correct brigade’ (though Wishart does not say so in as many words.)

“Wishart…most importantly in my view, gives thorough attention to the Kohimarama Conference of 1860 which has been so notably discounted by Orange and Salmond. In Ian Wishart’s words, ‘What we see at Kohimarama…is an evolution of consent. After 20 years of partial integration, the chiefs not only ratified Waitangi in full but expressly called for a complete adoption of Pakeha tikanga’.

“…There can be simply no doubt that The Great Divide must find a place…on the bookshelves of every educated New Zealander. In short – read it.”

Vitamin D: Is This The Miracle Vitamin?

THE BOOK THE SUNSCREEN INDUSTRY DOESN'T WANT YOU TO READ!

Imagine if Big Tobacco companies  poured millions into cancer charities who then told you smoking was good for your health.

Couldn't happen?

In the case of the sunscreen industry, it already has.

Every summer, cancer charities worldwide advise the public to "slip slop slap" on sunscreen to protect you from deadly melanoma - despite the fact that not one credible scientific study anywhere in the world has shown that sunscreens offer any protection against melanoma at all.

When you find out that the big melanoma charities are all massively funded by sunscreen manufacturers, you are entitled to ask why the charities keep trying to make you use their sponsors' products even though there is no evidence it works.

In fact, many studies now show that you actually have a higher risk of developing melanoma if you use sunscreen!

The suncare industry is conservatively worth US$5 billion a year, but some are now calling it the "sunscare industry" because of its untrue claims about sunscreens and the impact sunscreens are having on vitamin D levels.

In what is shaping up to one of the biggest public health scandals of all time, award-winning investigative journalist and bestselling author Ian Wishart discovers our vitamin D levels are plummeting causing cancer rates to surge.

That might be good news for major pharmaceutical companies marketing sunscreens and expensive cancer drugs, but it's bad news for the rest of us.

Read more detail and reviews here

Larger picture

AIR CON and Heaven & Earth combo

Buy Air Con and get Heaven & Earth free

Air Con: The worldwide bestseller - joint #1 climate book on Amazon US and UK in 2009 with Heaven & Earth

NORMALLY $83 for both, CURRENTLY ON SPECIAL FOR ZB LISTENERS AT $39.99 (Buy Air Con and get Heaven & Earth free)

 

In association with a major book distribution company, Ingram, Air Con is also now being printed in the UK, US and Australia and available from bookshops worldwide on request.

Bestselling author and investigative journalist Ian Wishart turns his guns on the global warming industry. Who's telling the truth, who's telling porkies? How much will paying for global warming cost ordinary people?

This is the most up-to-date account of current knowledge about global warming.

300 pages, more than 400 footnoted references to the latest scientific data on climate change...this will be the most controversial climate book of the year in this country.
As one scientist has already said after reading the book:
“I started reading this book with an intensely critical eye, expecting that a mere journalist could not possibly cope with the complexities of climate science … [But] The book is brilliant. The best I have seen which deals with the news item side of it as well as the science. He has done a very thorough job and I have no hesitation in unreserved commendation. It has come along at the time we most need it and I hope it is published and publicized widely.” - Dr Vincent Gray, UNIPCC expert reviewer

 

BREAKING SILENCE: THE KAHUI CASE

THE CORONER AGREES WITH THIS BOOK!

CLICK TO READ AN EXTRACT HERE

"Well she would say that, wouldn't she!" - that was the dismissive response of radio talk jocks Mike Hosking and Michael Laws to the discovery that Breaking Silence identifies Chris Kahui as the likely killer of Macsyna King's twins.

Now it turns out the Coroner Garry Evans apparently agrees with the book. Chris Kahui's lawyers are trying to get the Coroner's report watered down before it is released, because it reportedly lays blame for the twins deaths with Chris Kahui, not Macsyna King.

With the Coroner's verdict now withheld pending legal action in February, Breaking Silence remains the only place you can read Chris Kahui's testimony in his own words, and weigh up the evidence in this controversial case for yourself.

REVIEWS

"Ian Wishart's book on Macsyna King was banned by some bookshops. It turns out from experts in the child abuse field that the book has real value. It was wrong to ban it. Bookshops got swayed by hysteria." - Larry Williams, Newstalk ZB

"I found it an incredibly surprising book, and a very relevant book, and a very important book." - Anna Smart, Newstalk ZB

"I had no particular views on the case before this book came out but I have to say it's a powerful read. An influential read, one might say...All those people who poured out their invective when it became known the book was about to hit the bookshops really should just read it for themselves.  It may not be quite what they think". - Marlborough Express

"Breaking Silence is a chilling narrative and the most important I have read. Adults may need to read the story to gain any understanding. Younger people should read in it a warning: that it is the way we make decisions early on that may determine the course of our life and those lives entrusted to our care." - Southland Times

"The book so many maligned before it came out reveals a mother we haven't met. When I last wrote about Macsyna King, I said I didn't think I'd like her. I've changed my mind. I certainly think she outclasses the Wellington radio announcer [Polly Gillespie] who posted on Facebook that after receiving her advance copy of "Breaking Silence", she had "spat on it, wiped my ass on it, and ripped it up". - Tapu Misa, NZ Herald

"Actually, the rumours of Wishart's death as an investigative journalist turn out to be greatly exaggerated.  Breaking Silence will likely enhance his reputation considerably.  As we said at the outset--we are very, very glad to have read the book." - John Tertullian, Contra Celsum

" I have finished the book. First and foremost I send my sincerest apologies to Macsyna, although I never personally attacked you I was part of a group who did. Secondly Ian Wishart, I apologise to you - without you, this story could not have been told in the way that it has, honestly and completely. Macsyna is... not a perfect mother, neither am I or any other mother for that fact.....we do the best we can with the tools we have. I found Macsyna to be a likeable chick, who like us all has made mistakes but she is not the guilty party here by any stretch default or otherwise. To the people still boycotting.....you have got this so terribly wrong, I accept personal choice etc however this story needs to be out there....simple as that" - Bev Gibson, ex-boycotter

Read more reviews of this book here

 

Arthur Allan Thomas: The Inside Story

SPECIAL DIRECT PRICE, & FREE SHIPPING TO AUSTRALIA, 24 HOURS ONLY
Arthur Allan Thomas breaks his silence, the national bestseller

Wrongly convicted of double murder in New Zealand's most baffling homicide inquiry, Arthur Allan Thomas spent nine years in prison before his convictions were finally quashed.

Now, he's decided to finally reveal the full details of what happened to him inside, and outside, of jail.

PLUS:

A NEW WITNESS COMES FORWARD: "Dear Ian, I have had information since 1970 that I have been far too frightened to release. I made an effort to inform the Police in 1970 and spoke to a Sergeant Johnston ... he told me that if I ever rang the Police with that information again or made any attempt to have it made known then I would be the next bastard found in the river"

AWARD-WINNING INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALIST IAN WISHART HUNTS DOWN SIGNIFICANT NEW LEADS, AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, ARTHUR ALLAN THOMAS DESCRIBES HIS ARREST, HIS YEARS BEHIND BARS AND HIS LIFE SINCE HIS RELEASE - AN INCREDIBLE, NEVER-BEFORE-TOLD STORY...

FIRST REVIEW:Whether you concur with Wishart or not, you need to read this book.

Arthur Allan Thomas:  The Inside Story by Ian Wishart.

Bestselling author Ian Wishart tackles one of the biggest conundrums in New Zealand’s criminal history - who killed Jeannette and Harvey Crewe? 

A lot of people - including Arthur Thomas himself - believed Len Demler, Jeannette’s father, was the murderer because he’d been cut out of his wife’s will. 

Journalists and authors have perpetuated this theory over the years but now Wishart has a  brand new prime suspect and he lays out his case in this fascinating and highly readable book. 

Wishart is painstaking in his investigation, and his interviews with the man at the centre of the case, Arthur Thomas, offer a remarkable insight into one of New Zealand‘s most memorable characters. 

 Whether you concur with Wishart or not, you need to read this book. 

Highly recommended. - Newstalk ZB

Richard Prosser's Uncommon Dissent

WITTY, HARD HITTING

THOUGHT PROVOKING...FUNNY...VERY POLITICALLY INCORRECT

RICHARD PROSSER is not just one of the country’s newest politicians. He’s also the outspoken, straight-talking, politically-incorrect mind behind Investigate magazine’s monthly "Eyes Right" column.

ON ‘CLOSING THE GAP’: "If these idiots get their way, the only gap we will close will be the one between New Zealand and Somalia."

ON ‘WELFARE’: "Taxing the "rich" and the industrious, so that the lazy and the self-pitying are not required to work, is not sustainable."

ON ‘PRIVATISATION’: "Water is a necessity of life and a basic human right, not some discretionary product to be usurped for profit by the grubby little Shylocks of the self-styled "New Right", or any of the other worthless parasites who prey on decent society. These people are not Right-Wingers, whatever they may claim; they’re soulless thieves, bereft of decency, morals, or a work ethic, globalists and internationalists by nature..."

ON 'LIBERALS': "I mean if people want to be weak, stupid, effeminate, erectile dysfunctional, naïve, apologist, namby-pamby, thumb-sucking, lefty pinko fantasy-land morons, let them find their own word for themselves, and leave "liberal" for us genuine freedom-loving, gonad-equipped, libertarian go-getters"

ON KEEPING POLITICIANS HONEST: "Our Prime Minister, and members of the Cabinet, need to have a similar Sword of Damocles hanging over them; they need to know that if they don’t perform, conform, behave properly, and do as We The People tell them, that they’ll be out on their ears, not maybe in three years time, but maybe next month. That should keep the bastards honest."

PREPARE FOR A WITTY, PUNCHY & EASY-TO-READ EXPLANATION OF EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG WITH NZ, AND HOW TO PUT IT RIGHT...

BADLANDS

SPECIAL DIRECT PRICE

NZ: A LAND FIT FOR CRIMINALS

As an intelligence analyst with Britain's National Criminal Intelligence Service, a man with degrees in social and philosophy, and a frontline prison worker for the National Probation Service, author David Fraser is an insider to the justice system, and he knows why it's going wrong.

After an extensive four year study of New Zealand's law and order problem, Fraser's damning new book clearly points the finger at feel-good social engineers and gullible politicians whose law changes have effectively turned NZ into a criminal paradise.

This is a book that will open your eyes, and it's a book the authorities would far prefer had never been written; See for yourself what they've been hiding from the public in their so-called 'fight' against crime.

WHAT OTHERS SAY:

"Every New Zealander concerned for the welfare of his country should read it; but I hope the book will circulate widely elsewhere, for what has happened in New Zealand is emblematic of what has happened in many countries besides. The subversion of common sense, the denial of the obvious, the indifference to resulting harms: all this in a free country!" - Theodore Dalrymple, London

"I am sure this book will inspire you, but more than that I hope it motivates you - gives you the passion - to get involved in the war against crime" - Garth McVicar, Sensible Sentencing Trust

Daylight Robbery 2012 edition by Ian Wishart

48 HOUR WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALE

STATE ASSET SALES, TAXPAYER BAILOUTS & THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRASH

In 2001, Ian Wishart's book on the state asset sales of the 80s and 90s, and the collapse of the BNZ Bank, rocketed into the bestseller lists nationwide. Now, ten years later, Wishart brings a major update, covering massive taxpayer bailouts when some of those privatised assets subsequently collapsed, and the influence and agenda of global forces behind the latest financial crash.

With John Key's National Government putting state asset sales back on the agenda, there's never been a better time to read a book like this...

READ EXTRACT

 

SELECTED QUOTES 

"The Business Roundtable and people like that are running this country for their benefit. They are stealing from guys like you every day of the week, and if you look hard enough you can prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt..." - former CEO, major NZ bank

THE NEW BOOK ON THE COMING FINANCIAL MELTDOWN

As Europe’s banks and governments teeter on the edge of total financial collapse, how many New Zealanders know our government has drafted plans to raid people’s personal bank accounts if the worst comes to the worst over here?

 

Kiwis have already been stung for billions in a string of finance company collapses, and have retreated to storing their money in banks, but what happens if a world financial crisis ignites overnight while you are sleeping?:

 

“For the market incentive approach to banking supervision to work, the possibility that a large bank could fail, and that creditors could lose some of their money, has to be credible. This policy has become even more relevant in the post 2008 crisis period where regulators around the world have begun to revisit the role of creditors in absorbing some of the losses when banks fail. The ‘too big to fail’ perception will always have credence if people believe that a government will always bail out a large bank…” – RESERVE BANK BRIEFING FOR BANKS

 

What they’re planning for is a process called “haircutting”, where bank customers could find their personal accounts frozen while they sleep, indefinitely.

 

“The proportion of their funds to be frozen or which remains inaccessible will be based on an estimation of the losses following a conservative assessment of the net asset deficiency incurred by the failing bank, plus a suitable buffer.” – RESERVE BANK

 

The good news is that if you have secured deposits, you “might” be OK. If it’s just an ordinary bank account, however, you could be left penniless:

 

“The haircut process has no impact on the ranking of creditors that would apply in a conventional liquidation. Secured creditors would be able to look to their security to ensure that they are, in effect, paid in full (assuming their security is adequate), while subordinated creditors would not receive any payment unless the senior creditors were paid in full.”

 

Want to know more and how it could affect you? It’s all in the new 2012 edition of DAYLIGHT ROBBERY.

 

Did you know our modern international banking system is founded on the “TInkerbell Principle” – it only works as long as enough people keep believing in it. Details of how banking really works are laid bare in this book – and it’s crucial information everyone with a credit card, bank loan or bank account needs to know.

 

AND IF YOU’VE GOT KIWISAVER, DAYLIGHT ROBBERY IS A MUST-READ

 

“The more money they compulsorily pluck from the pockets of wage-earners, the more likely they are to start funding riskier investments, once all the secure investments have already been snapped up.

 

“It works like this. If the value of the top 40 companies is one trillion dollars, and you have $1.5 trillion at your disposal, you are going to end up buying second tier assets to soak up the surplus. As the money keeps flowing in from salary packets each week, you have to keep justifying your existence as a fund manager by investing it in something – anything – just to prove you are doing your job. Theoretically there could come a point where all this spare cash floating around causes another boom-bust cycle and ordinary wage earners lose a big chunk of their superannuation savings.

 

“A lot of European banks, when faced with burgeoning deposits in the nineties and 2000s, lent it out to European governments like Greece, Portugal and others, in “sovereign debt” or what we call in this country government bonds. Supposedly sovereign debt is as secure as it gets, but the world is learning that ain’t so. Even governments are no longer paying their bills, and a monster day of reckoning is looming in the near future.

 

“The default Kiwisaver providers clocked up funds earnings of only $104 million for the year, and charged a whopping $43 million in fees to their clients. Even the providers you can choose yourself were charging fees of around 28% on your Kiwisaver earnings. Then, of course, you pay tax on your earnings as well. For some poor schmucks contributing to Kiwisaver, the amount they end up with from every $100 they earn through the fund might be as low as $25 depending on your marginal tax rate. The remaining $75 will have gone through fees and taxes.

 

“It’s no wonder that financial commentators everywhere are plugging Kiwisaver for all they are worth. The financial markets will benefit greatly from being able to clip the ticket.”

 

 A critically-acclaimed author:

"Wishart presents facts he can totally substantiate, and leaves readers to draw some obvious conclusions...compelling, revealing and worrying reading" - Bay of Plenty Times

"Without peer in this country as an investigative journalist ...painstaking research...pacy narrative"- City Voice

"Exceptionally thorough...skilfully blends official documents with his own observations...a more informative picture than could ever have been possible in the daily media" - Evening Standard

Share

The Paradise Conspiracy

40,000 copy #1 bestseller

For the first time in nearly 20 years, one of New Zealand's biggest-selling books has been re-released in print.

In 2004 [click the link to watch the movie trailer], a film loosely based on the first four chapters of the book, Spooked, was released.

READ AN EXTRACT:

Lawyers, Guns & Money 2011 release

20,000 copy #1 bestseller back in print for the first time since 1997!

CLICK HERE TO READ A PREVIEW

It is a story of Hollywood, and movie stars like David Bowie and Tatum O'Neal. It is a story of children's fairytales penned by one of Walt Disney's best-loved animators - the man who created Fantasia. It is a story of the Aga Khan, Robert Sangster, and the battle for control of the world's bloodstock industry. It is a story of men armed with Uzi machine guns, of glittering tax havens and unspeakable wealth. It is a story that begins in New Zealand and encircles the globe. Told by top investigative journalist and #1 bestselling author Ian Wishart, Lawyers, Guns & Money is a gripping legal thriller in the tradition of John Grisham's The Firm - only this one is a true story.

 

What the critics said:

 

"He's onto another winner. Wishart...is exceptionally thorough. He skilfully blends official documents with his own observations and material from his own inquiries, giving a more informative picture than could ever have been possible in the daily media" - Manawatu Evening Standard

 

"If you like to mix business with pleasure, take Lawyers, Guns & Money to your beachside accommodation with you" - North & South

 

"Wishart has grown as an author" - Otago Daily Times

 

Air Con: Climategate 2010 Edition print version

NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT, EXCLUSIVELY HERE

PRODUCT INFORMATION:

In 2009, Ian Wishart's Air Con became Amazon's #1 bestselling climate change book on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, the award-winning journalist and author is back with an updated and expanded special edition, covering the latest scientific discoveries into 2010, and the fallout from the Climategate and UN IPCC scandals. With more than 60 additional pages in three new chapters, Air Con: Climategate 2010 Edition brings to life the dramatic events surrounding the leaked CRU emails, explaining their significance and impact on climate science. This new edition also contains extensive new information on why ocean acidification is not being caused by CO2, and how UN officials asked tropical islanders to lie about rising sea levels, and all the most important scientific and political developments since the first edition was published last year. Air Con: Climategate Edition is the most up to date global warming book now on the market.

REVIEWS:

Panic about global warming has become one of the big beat-ups of our time. In this helpful volume best-selling New Zealand writer and commentator Ian Wishart carefully and painstakingly looks at the topic, examining the evidence and weighing up the pros and cons. He not only finds the science to be unconvincing, but believes that following the proposed remedies will well-nigh bankrupt the West and in fact compound problems. An eye-opening treatment of a controversial issue. --Quadrant magazine, Australia

Lesson one: when green Leftists try to shut down a democracy it isn't because they can defend their arguments, it's because they can't. Free speech also means nothing, without open public debates. So, what gives Al Gore the right to declare that the so-called "debate is over" in places like New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, or the U.S.? In Air Con, Ian Wishart, a critical-thinking New Zealander, dismantles the Left's worst myths through sharp questions, a good many blow-your-mind quotes, and don't-try-to-fool-me arguments. While the investigative journalist once believed in global warming, he now unapologetically submits (p.12): "The biggest lie in Al Gore's comments is this: "The science is settled." It's what practitioners of the dark arts of public manipulation refer to as a "lizard brain" phrase, that parks itself deep into the subconscious of listeners, thanks to a comforting appeal to authority figures (scientists), and an assurance they've got it right (settled). Lizard brains are where instinctive, knee jerk reactions are generated often before the person consciously realises." And how ethical is it to whine (without evidence) that all AGW skeptics are nefarious millionaires, when Al Gore is jet-setting around the world with his carbon-hungry entourage? Wishart isn't afraid to state what so many of America's anti-investigative journalists prefer to ignore (p.192): "In the case of "follow the money", it's important to recognise that both sides in this debate have a financial motivation, but arguably that of global warming believers is bigger. In the scientific community there's a standing joke, "No problem = no funding." In other words, to keep getting the research grants scientists have to keep coming up with problems requiring research or solution. In most cases, public tax money funds this and those projects that are seen as the most important get the most funding. Global warming is sex on a stick in the science community right now." Gore's I-am-the-king-of-the-world arguments show a lack of maturity and are circular in nature. Can he really read the hearts and minds of all skeptics? Are only Gore-friendly businesspeople saintly carriers of righteous moneybags? Furthermore, pro-liberty advocates reject the idea that all government-first researchers are pure, sanctified, and cleansed. The former adviser to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Lord Christopher Monckton, praises Wishart's "timely book." Likewise, UN IPCC expert reviewer, Dr Vincent Gray believes he's done a "thorough job." --The American Thinker

The Paradise Conspiracy II

The #1 bestselling sequel to The Paradise Conspiracy
Actual cover may differ depending on choice of print or digital edition

Ben & Olivia: What Really Happened?

One week special

It's a mystery that transfixed a nation: the disappearance of Blenheim couple Ben Smart and Olivia Hope in the dark hours of New Year's Day, 1998.

Witnesses reported dropping the pair off at a two masted ketch, but detectives eventually arrested a man with a single masted yacht.

Scott Watson was found guilty of their murder in September 1999, but for many people a burning question remains: did an innocent man go to jail, or is there far more to this case than meets the eye?

For the first time, we bring you a comprehensive review of the evidence both for and against.

You be the judge.

Larger picture

THE DIVINITY CODE

Richard Dawkins got it wrong in The God Delusion
Christopher Hitchens has a rant in God Is Not Great
Ian Wishart sets the record straight in The Divinity Code

(click here for reviews)

Ian Wishart's meticulously researched new book pulls together the very latest scientific evidence - the discoveries that are forcing even the world's top atheists to begrudgingly admit that God may well exist...

 

Larger picture

Eve's Bite

The #2 Bestseller

 

SEDUCTIVE MARKETING AND MEDIA SPIN are just two of the tools social engineers are using - not to sell you a product but to change the way you and your children think, forever.

Ian Wishart is back with his hardest hitting book yet, EVE'S BITE, an expose of just how much damage social engineering and political correctness have done to New Zealand and the western world.

Wishart tracks the spread of the world's most contagiously deadly ideologies and finds them now deeply rooted in schools, universities, workplaces and governments throughout the West. He looks at who is behind them and why.

Record murders, sex crimes, social and family breakdowns. How has the West slipped so far in just two generations - did we win the battles last century only to lose the war?

Can the West survive, or is this the fall of Rome all over again? There are answers. They're in EVE'S BITE.

 To read more, visit the Eve's Bite website,

Larger picture

Heaven And Earth by Ian Plimer

The worldwide climate bestseller

ISBN 9780 958240154

Review in Sydney Morning Herald:
By Paul Sheehan

What I am about to write questions much of what I have written in this space, in numerous columns, over the past five years. Perhaps what I have written can withstand this questioning. Perhaps not. The greater question is, am I - and you - capable of questioning our own orthodoxies and intellectual habits? Let's see.

The subject of this column is not small. It is a book entitled Heaven And Earth, which will be published tomorrow. It has been written by one of Australia's foremost Earth scientists, Professor Ian Plimer. He is a confronting sort of individual, polite but gruff, courteous but combative. He can write extremely well, and Heaven And Earth is a brilliantly argued book by someone not intimidated by hostile majorities or intellectual fashions.

The book's 500 pages and 230,000 words and 2311 footnotes are the product of 40 years' research and a depth and breadth of scholarship. As Plimer writes: "An understanding of climate requires an amalgamation of astronomy, solar physics, geology, geochronology, geochemistry, sedimentology, tectonics, palaeontology, palaeoecology, glaciology, climatology, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, archaeology and history."

The most important point to remember about Plimer is that he is Australia's most eminent geologist. As such, he thinks about time very differently from most of us. He takes the long, long view. He looks at climate over geological, archaeological, historical and modern time. He writes: "Past climate changes, sea-level changes and catastrophes are written in stone."

Much of what we have read about climate change, he argues, is rubbish, especially the computer modelling on which much current scientific opinion is based, which he describes as "primitive". Errors and distortions in computer modelling will be exposed in time. (As if on cue, the United Nations' peak scientific body on climate change was obliged to make an embarrassing admission last week that some of its computers models were wrong.)... (read the rest of the review here: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/beware-the-climate-of-conformity-20090412-a3ya.html?page=-1

For more purchasing options on Heaven+Earth, follow this link

Larger picture

ABSOLUTE POWER: The Helen Clark Years

The Most Explosive Political Biography Ever Released in New Zealand...IS HERE

READ A PREVIEW EXTRACT

 

This election year, Absolute Power is one book you simply can’t afford to miss. Be among the first to know…

FROM THE BACK COVER:
What you are about to read will go further than anyone has gone before – digging up a Prime Minister you didn’t even know existed.

The Helen Clark we see today is a carefully manufactured, airbrushed political brand. She’s also New Zealand’s most powerful politician, ever. Absolute Power strips away the façade to find what makes the real Helen Clark tick, and explores the track record of a government that boasted it would bring a new age of “frugality and integrity”, and an end to “cronyism, sleaze and dishonesty”.

Absolute Power is not just about what happened publicly and what played out on the news each night. It is much more about what was going on behind the scenes – the power plays, the dirty tricks, the Machiavellian maneuvers. The bits the daily media missed.

Lord Acton once wrote that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and that the great “are almost always bad”. Is Helen Clark the exception to that rule? Judge for yourself in this decade’s most controversial political book…

 

WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING:

"bestseller material...will enjoy it immensely" - Poneke blog

"his skills as an investigative journalist provide a fresh perspective, and a greater depth of information than what is possible in a magazine article" - Keeping Stock blog

"Wishart's evisceration of Clark's character is compelling, well researched and well referenced. One cannot help but ask "Where has the media been all these years?" – No Minister blog

"'Absolute Power' has been impressively researched and its subject superbly analysed. In my humble opinion it will endure as a standard reference on the Clark regime." - David Lee, Wellington

And from Sir Robert Jones, 13 May 2008:

"I picked up your new book 'Absolute Power' by chance last week. I say 'by chance' insofar as it will be interesting to see whether it's reviewed in the print media [for the record, it wasn't] mindful of the fact that books editors are an effete and snobbish lot and your book may be deemed insufficiently boring to justify mention.

"Anyway, first my congratulations. There was only a single hyperbolic fault, specifically your reference to our Police Force as the most corrupt in the southern hemisphere. Have a look at the map. When it comes to Zaire, Zimbabwe, Paraguay et al, and sadly, Chile and Australia, it is far and away the least corrupt.

"And one other criticism on reflection, while wearing my pedant's hat, and that is your references to animal porn films and videos. An animal porn film could be a rooster having it off with a chicken. You should have referred to bestiality films and videos.

"That said, I agree with your general thesis regarding this government's incredible corruption. It is Third World in its moral standards and dishonesty and leaves me despairing.

"I despair because your book will make no difference. The government will simply ignore it, and largely so will the news media.

"In another age, three decades back, or indeed another first world country today, such as the USA or Britain, your book would run to endless reprints and bring down the government.

"Consider Nixon's impeachment over a mere trifle to what you have outlined, or indeed the near-miss impeachment of Clinton over a petty sexual matter and allegations of a playing-with-words denial.

"At heart the problem lies in the depoliticisation of New Zealanders. Today they simply don't care, as borne out by the startling revelation that circa 50% of Maoris and Islanders are unaware that this is an election year. Yet most will turn out to vote, oblivious of the issues you raise or indeed any others. People simply don't read anymore, or at least not the majority under 40.

"Oh for a barn-storming moralist like Muldoon!

"I suppose there's one good thing from your efforts, namely that if ignored by the general public; you nevertheless keep the bastards at bay from even greater outrages; if that is the Electoral Finance Act and theft of public money in the past two elections can be surpassed.

"Once again, well done on a great accomplishment.

Best Wishes

Bob Jones
Robt. Jones Holdings Limited

Either visit your nearest Whitcoulls, Borders, PaperPlus, TakeNote, Dymocks or good independent bookstore and reserve a copy from the launch stock, or place an order right now using the facility below so we can guarantee delivery of a book that, frankly, makes Hollow Men look tame...