2016

Shafts of Strife

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

The New Zealand government – led by autocratic Prime Minister Wynyard Nairn – approves the establishment of a USA naval facility, and in the middle of Wellington’s pristine harbour.

Given the anti-nuclear stance in the country, all hell breaks out!

Daily protests and rallies occur and threats of mayhem are made. Within days anarchy rules; Parliament is occupied, the US Embassy is attacked and two die, a major TV communications tower is destroyed and central Wellington is blockaded. But when the International Airport is forced to close, the situation reaches crisis point.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
9780994459794
Location: 
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2016

Payback

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

Solikha Duong lives the carefree life of a village girl in northern Cambodia until her world is torn apart by ‘truck men’ from the south. But Solikha is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight ...

Alice Kwann is on vacation when she’s set upon by thugs at a stopover in northern Nevada. But Alice too is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight ...

What binds these women together is a shocking trade – the third-largest criminal activity in the world – but one we’d rather ignore. 

ISBN: 
9780473348861
Location: 
Cambodia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley

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

A desolate valley.

A missing mathematician.

A glamorous and beguiling council bureaucrat with a hidden past.

A cryptic map leading to an impossible labyrinth.

An ancient conspiracy; an ancient evil.

A housing development without proper planning permission.

All leading to the most mysterious mystery of all.

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley is a dark and forbidding new comic farce by the author of Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
9781776560479
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Saigon Dark, Elka Ray

Author Information
Book Title: 
Saigon Dark
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Vietnam
Canada
ISBN: 
B01M4PZWBX
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Psychological Thriller
Location: 
Vietnam
Publisher: 
Crime Wave Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders

Author Information
Book Title: 
Marshall's Law
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781760294892
Series: 
Marshall Grade
Categorisation
Category: 
Hard-Boiled
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
America
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders

Author Information
Book Title: 
Marshall's Law
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781760294892
Series: 
Marshall Grade
Categorisation
Category: 
Hard-Boiled
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
America
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Signal Loss, Garry Disher

Author Information
Book Title: 
Signal Loss
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925355260
Series: 
Challis & Destry
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Mornington Peninsula
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Dead in the Water, Tania Chandler

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dead In The Water
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321593
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Palindrome

Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Anna Taylor is found with her throat cut at a high-stakes research laboratory where results are driven by ambition and greed. Adam Gabriel, an Oxford pathology professor, uses his diagnostic and forensic skills to determine how the murder was committed and at the same time reveals the none too virtuous world of modern Oxford “town and gown” where murder is not just possible but almost inevitable.

Special Interests: 
Medical
ISBN: 
9781921556265
Location: 
United Kingdom
Oxford
Publisher: 
Brandl & Schlesinger
Year of Publication: 
2016

Riders on the Storm and other Killer Songs

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

*** R-rated for graphic content ***

With stories set in 1950s America, 1970s Australia and Victorian London, Dave Franklin turns three killer songs into horrifying tales of crime:

Riders on the Storm (The Doors) (42,000 words)

Then Came the Last Days of May (Blue Oyster Cult) (15,000 words)

Nice Man Jack (John Miles) (31,000 words)

In this murder-packed anthology a young man vows to live by the gun and roam, three boys dream of escaping their outback town, and a well-respected gentleman takes to the streets of Whitechapel.

ISBN: 
978-1523633265
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016