Patrick Martin Andrews was born in Milton, New Zealand, and educated at the University of Otago, Dunedin, and Murdoch University, Perth. He has worked as a deep-sea diver, journalist and English teacher. Now he owns and operates an English language centre in Vietnam. 'Winterwood' is his first novel.
Three brothers bring about their own downfall during the course of a winter season. One of the brothers is the schizophrenic Paul who is driven to murder, sent to a mental institution, escapes, and kills again.