2017

Drawing Dead

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Dead girlfriend…check 

Alcohol problem…check 

Gambling debt…check 

Looming death…check 




Jack Andrelli is a private eye. He’s also a booze-sodden, big-mouthed, gambling addict with a death wish. 

Haunted by the suicide of his teenage girlfriend and in hock to a gangster, Jack meets a femme fatale who offers him a case that might just solve his problems once and for all. 

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
B076D4M2N2
Publisher: 
Fahrenheit Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Book review - The Accident, S.D. Monaghan

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Accident
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781786812551
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime and Mystery
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Bookouture
Year of Publication: 
2017

Bittersweet

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

In the British army of 1872, corrupt young officers play games of a different kind. Their favourite is to rape young society women in their homes. The rogues make a competition out of it. The more girls the regiment savages, the more different ways they do it, the greater their merriment and cheers for the winning regiment.

ISBN: 
9780994119490
Publisher: 
Writers' Choice
Year of Publication: 
2017

Passport to Power

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

One of Richard West's overseas students disappears. Her friends think Boon has been forced into the sex trade. They enlist Richard's help in finding Boon, who is believed to be held captive in a remote mountain resort, The Tall Oaks. The lecturer and a friend and two students are themselves captured, leaving Richard, Alex and Policewoman Rebecca Nolan to rescue them before they are disposed of. Boon is thrown into a raging torrent to drown by one of the merciless criminals.

ISBN: 
B074PSJVJW
Series: 
Richard West
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Ottoman Conspiracy

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Thriller

Former Special Forces soldier Jeff Bradley is meeting with the mafia in Bari, Italy, to discover the whereabouts of his nemesis—criminal overlord Avni Leka—when he receives a message from an old friend. Barry is on board a tourist bus that has been hijacked by terrorists near Istanbul. Strapped with explosives, it is racing across Turkey to the northern borders of Syria, Iraq and Iran.

The Turkish president will not negotiate. The Turkish military will not allow the bus to cross the border. The hijackers will kill themselves and their hostages if they cannot escape.

ISBN: 
9781503942196
Series: 
Jeff Bradley
Publisher: 
Thomas Mercer
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Atlantic Affair

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

A loner receives instruction to collect a newly imported car and drive it to a specific street by a certain time with very precise instructions on initiating the car alarm. He follows them exactly. His last ever act. The British Prime Minister activates the Cobra room and initiates martial law. United States President Johnson sends aid in the form of two aircraft carriers plus his Presidential army headed by Thomas. After their first Sumatran tiger release, Langham and his group are attacked by paramilitaries with worrying consequences.

ISBN: 
9780994144676
Publisher: 
Lang Book Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Lifting

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

Amy is a store detective at Cutty’s, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She’s good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty’s is closing down. Amy has a young baby, an ailing mother, and a large mortgage. She also has a past as an activist.



ISBN: 
9781776561025
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Broken Silence

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

A stranger just put Kelsey’s boyfriend in a coma. The worst part? She asked him to do it. 

Seventeen-year-old Kelsey is dealing with a lot – an abusive boyfriend, a gravely ill mother, an absent father, and a confusing new love interest. After her boyfriend attacks her in public, a stranger on the end of the phone line offers to help. Kelsey pays little attention to his words, but the caller is deadly serious. Suddenly the people Kelsey loves are in danger, and only Kelsey knows it. Will Kelsey discover the identity of the caller before it’s too late? 

ISBN: 
B071KM6SF1
Year of Publication: 
2017

Deep in the Shallows

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

A romantic mystery set at a beautiful lake in the South Island of New Zealand. Andrea North is looking forward to a job at Lake Waihola as a way to escape from a man who tried to control her life, but an easy task is soon complicated by a house with a secret hoard, dead birds, and a close encounter with a callous but good looking pig hunter. When the campground dog pulls a gruesome object from the lake, Andy discovers who she can trust as the police and the pig hunter involve her in their hunt for a missing man. 

ISBN: 
9780473415
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Therapy Room

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

On Sundays peace was restored. He would lie down, dream and remember. He would enjoy. And later on the bell would ring. He would get up and walk downstairs. He would open the front door. And his life would come to an end . . . 

Garda Inspector Michael McLoughlin is trying to enjoy his retirement – doing a bit of PI work on the side, meeting up with former colleagues, fixing up a grand old house in a genteel Dublin suburb near the sea. 

ISBN: 
B0718Z8QNP
Year of Publication: 
2017