2016

Like a Moth to a Flame

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

Nick Adamson is back in Thailand where psychopathic serial killers are murdering women unchecked and in cold blood in the Bangkog night. Nick is set up by one killer to bring down another but when he is framed for the death of a high profile socialite he must balance the need to clear his name with the need for revenge. With the help of friends, old and new, he plots a series of brutal showdowns to seek justice ... for all the victims and most of all, for himself.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
9781533095596
Location: 
Thailand
Series: 
Nick Adamson
Publisher: 
Spanking Pulp Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Revelations of Carey Ravine

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

London in the 1770s is bursting with opportunity. It's a city fuelled by new ideas and new money, where everything is for sale - including entree into the ruling class.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781782069966
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Punishment, Anne Holt

Author Information
Book Title: 
Punishment
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Norway
ISBN: 
9781848876132
Series: 
Adam Stubo
Johanne Vik
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Publisher: 
Corbus
Year of Publication: 
2016

Mayhem

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Meet BADNE$$. He's the enigmatic, impulsive, exasperating, destructive, big-hearted Aussie outlaw who stole millions of dollars in daring bank robberies and became a folk hero as big as Ned Kelly when he masterminded two spectacular prison breaks in the space of six weeks.

ISBN: 
9781743535950
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Murder at Myall Creek

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

One of the most shocking murder trials in Australia's legal history, and the tribulations of the man who conducted it

In 1838, eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the brutal murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in New South Wales. The trial created an enormous amount of controversy because it was almost unknown for Europeans to be charged with the murder of Aborigines. It would become the most serious trial of mass murder in Australia’s history.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925456264
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2016

Ruby and the Blue Sky

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

Grammy night, 2021. Ruby wins 'Best Song' and makes an impulsive acceptance speech that excites nature lovers across the world. While Ruby and her band celebrate, an extreme evangelical sect, funded by covert paymasters, dispatches a disciple on a ruthless mission to England.

As the band plays its sold-out tour, Ruby is pursued by eco-groupies insisting she use her new fame to fight climate change.

ISBN: 
9780473345518
Location: 
Leeds
Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Ruru Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Good Cop

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

'A - Assume nothing. B - Believe nothing. C - Check everything.' Ron Iddles

In an incredible twenty-five year career as a homicide detective, Ron Iddles' conviction rate was 99%. Yet that only partly explains why Iddles is known to cops and crims alike as 'The Great Man'.

ISBN: 
9781743534403
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

To Hell and Back

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

'To Hell and Back' is a memoir detailing one policewoman’s trials and tribulations working within the ranks of the Victoria Police Force from the early 1980’s to the present day. Despite numerous instances of harassment, false accusations and character assassinations, the member still manages to maintain her sanity and perform her policing duties to the best of her ability. Ultimately, this is a story about one person’s struggle to say and do the right thing, to follow procedure, no matter what the eventual cost to herself or her career.

Sub Genre: 
Memoir
ISBN: 
9781921030307
Publisher: 
Sid Harta Publishers
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Ice Shroud

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

When a woman's body is discovered frozen in the ice of a river near the alpine resort of Queenstown, Detective Sergeant Malcolm Buchan faces both a mystery and a moral dilemma. The identity of the nude woman is critical to the motives and manner of her murder, and Buchan is personally involved. So are a number of locals, from ski bums to multi-millionaire businessman.

Newly appointed to head CIB in the Southern Lakes district, Buchan hunts the killer through the entanglements of corruption and abuse that lie barely below the surface of the tourist towns. 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780986456442
Location: 
New Zealand
Queenstown
Series: 
Malcolm Buchan
Publisher: 
Bush Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Drowned Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

A chance encounter in a fish-’n’-chip shop set Brendan Murray on the trail of a mystery. Had a gay man been secretly murdered on HMAS Australia during the Second World War?

The veteran he spoke to was certain. ‘I knew about it,’ he said. ‘We all did.’

But was the story true? If so, who was the dead man? And why was it so hard to find out?

The Drowned Man is a search for the answer, almost stymied by cover-up and silence. In the end, it brings us to the lies that have shrouded our understanding of war, and especially of war at sea.

ISBN: 
9781760401207
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016