What others say about Ian Wishart's books:
“Undeniably…when Wishart hits he hits big. Arthur Allan Thomas: The Inside Story is a book two generations of New Zealanders have waited for…Wishart…offers an explosive new theory about who pulled the trigger of the gun that killed the Crewes in their Pukekawa farmhouse and theorises about the mystery woman who fed their infant daughter, Rochelle, for days after the murders.…With his thorough analysis of the evidence and his generous use of first-person accounts it’s a stellar piece of journalism…” – Southland Times
“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. ” – Kerre McIvor, Newstalk ZB
“Wishart’s report of Detective Sergeant Len Johnston’s brazen arrogance collecting items for later use as evidence from Thomas’s farm – pieces of wire, .22 shells and axle stubs – exposes a dark and scary side to our guardians.
“Through the book Wishart lays the ground for his claim that Johnston was actually the murderer and by his position on the inquiry team and proximity to Hutton, was able to influence an outcome which saw Thomas convicted twice of a double murder. Wishart’s conclusions are disturbingly possible in my view.
“The question of to what extent Hutton had the wool pulled over his eyes by Johnston is moot. Based on Wishart’s debunking of transcripts and evidence previously recorded, I think Hutton could well have been fooled by his best mate. Which means so too were the rest of the team deluded.” – former Det. Insp. Ross Meurant, NZ Herald
“My first degree was in Human Biology, and now as an Associate Professor I teach courses on evidence and research methodology... I came to the book familiar with Wishart’s science books. I knew he would be readable, courteous, firm, and well referenced. Wishart is well acquainted both with the science and the politics of medicine. He presents the science so that non-technical people can see the point, and technical people can have precision and detail.” - Ivan Lowe, University of Tunis
“The book has real value” – 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 book shops really should just read it for themselves. It may not be quite what they think.” – Helen Hill, The Marlborough Express
“... a chilling narrative and the most important I have read." - Southland Times
“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