2016

Presumed Guilty

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When feisty lawyer Sasha Stace secures the acquittal of a sleazy politician charged with rape, it’s one legal victory too many. Disillusioned, she looks to the High Court bench for more fulfillment. But before she can become a judge, there’s one more criminal defense – a trial with complications, a trial like no other. 

Sub Genre: 
Legal
Publisher: 
Merlot Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Second Stage of Grief

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her?

Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation, she’s shocked to discover that all the evidence points to her.

Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Forty years ago Magdalene Lynton drowned in a slurry. She choked to death as her hands scrabbled for purchase on the smooth concrete walls. A farmhand discovered her bloated body three days later.

Or she didn't.

Paul Worthington just confessed to her murder.

Forty years ago Magdalene Lynton died in a dirty shed. He smothered her life along with her cries for help and tossed her defiled corpse into a river when he was done.

Or he didn't.

Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Last Time We Spoke

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

One mild summer evening in rural Auckland the life of a middle-aged farmer's wife and that of an illiterate Maori youth brutally collide. Neither will be the same again, their futures forever linked. This is a dark tale which navigates the underbelly of urban New Zealand. It is also a story of hope and human possibility.

ISBN: 
9780749020
Location: 
Auckland
Publisher: 
Allison & Busby
Year of Publication: 
2016

Planet Jackson

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union. While remaining steadfast in this very public ordeal, she endured bitter personal attacks from enemies in the Labor Party and the union movement.

But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse?

This is the real HSU story. The unbelievable misuse of the union dues of some of the lowest paid workers in Australia.

ISBN: 
9780522870336
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Pancake Money

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Bobby Ress is a cop.

He believes in God and making a difference. 

He loves his wife and he loves his daughter. 

He has a place in the world. 

Then people start dying, a lot of them, in horrible ways. And step by gruesome step the simple, true things Bobby knew to be right and good begin to make less and less sense. His partner Pollo tells him he's being too much of a boy scout to be a cop. His wife, Em tells him he should stop being a cop. And Bobby doesn't know what to tell his daughter anymore. 

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
B01IED3FWO
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Far South Series
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Dead Lemons

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In the far south a young girl goes missing, lost without trace in the wilderness beyond her remote family cottage. A year later her father disappears in the same place. Then nothing. At all. Eventually the years grow over the grief. The decades wear away the questions, life flows past the forgotten tragedy. 

Until Finn moves into the abandoned home, looking for a fresh start. 

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
B01IEBX3CI
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Far South Series
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Into the Darkness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

On 2 December 2010, the body of a 24-year-old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, twelve floors below the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend, Antony Hampel.

Within minutes, the sound of sirens filled the hall as police cars from the nearby police station filled the front forecourt in response to the day manager‘s call. So began the so-called investigation into the sudden death of a young woman called Phoebe Handsjuk.

ISBN: 
9781925321531
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Denny Day, the Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Captain Edward Denny Day – the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' – was Australia’s greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story.

Once there was a wilderness: Australia’s frontier, a dangerous and unforgiving place where outlaws ruled the roads and killers were hailed as heroes. It was here, in 1838, that one man’s uncompromising sense of justice changed history and shocked the world.

ISBN: 
9780857986825
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2016