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

Red Herring

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

Murder, political intrigue, bent cops and the fate of a nation - a thriller set in the murky underworld of 1951 New Zealand.

A man overboard, a murder and a lot of loose ends ...

In Auckland 1951 the workers and the government are heading for bloody confrontation and the waterfront is the frontline. But this is a war with more than two sides and nothing is what it seems.

Into the secret world of rival union politics, dark political agendas and worldwide anti-communist hysteria steps Johnny Molloy, a private detective with secrets of his own.

ISBN: 
9781775540984
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Only Daughter, Anna Snoekstra

Author Information
Book Title: 
Only Daughter
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781489210449
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Domestic Thriller
Identity Theft
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
MIRA
Year of Publication: 
2016

Days Are Like Grass

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

A beautiful New Zealand summer. An ugly past that won’t stay buried.

Paediatric surgeon Claire Bowerman has reluctantly returned to Auckland from London. Calm, rational and in control, she loves delicately repairing her small patients’ wounds. Tragically, wounds sometimes made by the children’s own families.

Yossi wants to marry Claire. He thinks they’ve come to the safest place on earth, worlds away from the violence he knew growing up. He revels in the glorious summer, the idyllic islands of the gulf.

ISBN: 
9780994104762
Publisher: 
Eunoia Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Direction of Our Fear

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

On a morning commuter train in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, the lives of three people briefly intersect. Sally is a 17-year-old, tentatively stepping into womanhood. Brendan is a middle-aged widower, living in the shadow of his wife's death. Tamas is a Hungarian immigrant, missing his wife and child as he struggles to begin a new life far from home. Meanwhile, in a nondescript building near Dunedin's Otago University, Farida translates messages for the security services and catches glimpses of a plot that could threaten them all.

ISBN: 
9780473349653
Publisher: 
BMS Books
Year of Publication: 
2016

Look Away, Dixieland

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

A desperate cavalry action carried out to save a retreating Confederate army in the American Civil War is the prelude to the court-martial and judicial murder of the hero who led it. In 2010, in the first term of America’s first black President, the Journal written from old age by the only survivor of that desperate charge surfaces against a backdrop of bomb outrages throughout the states of the original Confederacy.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
B01N0PU0OY
Year of Publication: 
2016

A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse

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

Rachel McManus has just started at the New Zealand Alarm and Response Ministry. One of the few females working there, she is forced to traverse the peculiarities of Wellington bureaucracy, lascivious colleagues, and decades of sedimented hierarchy. She has the chance to prove herself by investigating a suspected terrorist, who they fear is radicalising impressionable youth and may carry out an attack himself on the nation's capital. 

ISBN: 
9780473356347
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Student Body

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

In The Student Body, Simon Wyatt takes the reader on a thrilling journey to catch a killer through his eyes as a former police detective. A popular fifteen-year-old girl is strangled to death at a school camp on Auckland's west coast. The posing of the body suggests a sexual motive. Nick Knight, a week into his role as a newly promoted detective sergeant, is tasked with the critical job of leading the Suspects Team.Nick - who turned his back on a lucrative career as a lawyer - is well-versed at dealing with the dark sides of human nature.

ISBN: 
9780473362430
Year of Publication: 
2016