2017

Big Red Rock, David Owen

Author Information
Book Title: 
Big Red Rock
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780995381490
Series: 
Pufferfish
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Tasmania
Outback Australia
Publisher: 
Fullers Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Guide to Living Through The Impending Apocalypse, First Dog on the Moon

Author Information
Book Title: 
Guide to Living Through the Impending Apocalypse
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733334252
Categorisation
Category: 
Cartoon
Political
Society
Commentary
Publisher: 
ABC Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Trials of Minnie Dean : a verse biography

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

Minnie Dean: the first – and only – woman to be hanged in New Zealand. Baby farmer and child murderer, or hardworking wife and mother, supporting her family by caring for unwanted children in a society that shunned her?

Karen Zelas explores the trials of Minnie Dean using a myriad of voices, including Dean’s own, from her childhood in Scotland to the gallows in Invercargill, 1895.

ISBN: 
9780994129994
Publisher: 
Makaro Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke

Author Information
Book Title: 
Bluebird Bluebird
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
USA
ISBN: 
9781781257678
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin / Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Forgotten Lands

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

Dylan Harper is a young, up and coming detective with a point to prove. But when he and his mentor Detective Joe Gardella are summoned to the office of the Chief of Police and given an assignment that is outside their jurisdiction they sense that something is up. Sent across the country to investigate the disappearance of a small town newspaper reporter who hasn’t been seen or heard from in four days, Harper and Gardella will be a long way from home and working on their own. 

ISBN: 
B073Y5Z19Q
Series: 
Dylan Harper
Year of Publication: 
2017

Throwing Light

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

Grace is trying to come to terms with her mother's death and handle the unexpected arrival of her ex-boyfriend when a mystery document she finds in a box in the attic turns her life on its head and raises questions she is compelled to answer.

In her search for the truth, she stumbles into the middle of a missing person cold case in a small town where the inhabitants have kept a secret to protect one of their own for twenty-five years. Grace's investigation unearths long-held rivalries and opens old wounds, causing the past to collide with the present with terrifying results.

ISBN: 
Throwing Light
Publisher: 
Sweetpea Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Hounds of the Underworld

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

On the verge of losing her laboratory, her savings, and all respect for herself, Pandora (Penny) Yee lands her first contract as scientific consult to the police department. And with seventeen murder cases on the go, the surly inspector is happy to leave her to it. Only she's going to need to get around, and that means her slightly unhinged adopted brother, Matiu, will be doing the driving. But something about the case spooks Matiu, something other than the lack of a body in the congealing pool of blood in the locked room or that odd little bowl.

ISBN: 
9781935738961
Publisher: 
Raw Dog Screaming Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Empty Coffin

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

When Dean Bradley is brutally murdered for his new shoes, undertaker Ken Tamati does a lovely job on the corpse — but next morning, the body has vanished from the funeral parlour.

That day, a mysterious figure — witnesses give wildly conflicting descriptions — begins rescuing victims of assault all over Auckland and healing their horrific injuries with a dazzling light. They call him the Rainbow Man.

Who is he? The police and media think the stories of apparent miracles can’t possibly be true. The public thinks this may be the Second Coming.

ISBN: 
9780473388959
Publisher: 
Mary Egan Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser

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

Peter Fraser was our greatest prime minister on the international stage. He proved it as World War Two was ending and he played a major part in shaping the United Nations. In the process he made enemies. He is back in New Zealand, where a plot is under way to kill him. If it is successful, New Zealand’s influence on the international stage ends and the country descends into chaos, a divided country ripe for international manipulation.

ISBN: 
B06XGBBGMF
Publisher: 
Silver Owl Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Contest

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

Martin Fallaway is dying. With no family to whom he can leave his surplus fortune, he holds a contest on his tropical island, where ten families compete to be the last team left in order to claim the prize of thirty million dollars.

Arriving on the island, the contestants’ need for shelter is paramount, but the warm, sunny days, powder-white sand and crystal clear waters cloak their perspectives. When a storm hits, causing the first departure, the remaining contestants realize their time on the island might not be as idyllic as they first thought.

ISBN: 
9780473399177
Year of Publication: 
2017