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About Catherine

Police procedural crime thrillers, detective fiction, and murder mysteries by Author Catherine Lea

Nestled in the stunning landscapes of the Far North of New Zealand, Catherine Lea finds inspiration for her captivating stories. Her journey to becoming a celebrated author has been as diverse as her literary creations.


In past lives, she has traversed the corporate world, selling international satellite capacity, delved into the intricate realm of IT recruitment, and even embarked on the entrepreneurial path by running her own communications store.

Beyond the realm of words, Catherine enjoys a thrilling virtual adventure, honing her skills as a zombie-slaying expert on her Xbox. In the midst of her technological endeavors, she grapples with the complexities of modern gadgets or indulges in a battle of wills to maintain control of her vibrant yard.

Don't miss her debut thriller, The Candidate's Daughter, available on, where suspense and intrigue unfold with each page. For a double dose of literary excitement, explore her second thriller, The Contestant, also available on Amazon under the author name C.J. Lea. Join Catherine Lea on her literary escapades, where the extraordinary blends seamlessly with the everyday, creating a tapestry of stories that resonate with readers worldwide.

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