2017

The Floating Basin

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

Another boat reversed into one of the berthing bays not far from where Ru stood. He watched the wake spread across the lagoon to the bank in front of the car park, where the water rounded at its edges and formed the continuum of a basin. The ripples raced across to the islands: the rushes shuddered and were sucked beneath the water: seconds later they sprang back in surprise.

ISBN: 
9780473380878
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Lost Taonga

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

Their Taonga: Ngai Tahu’s ancient and sacred treasure. Everybody covets it. When it is stolen, the ancestors start wreaking havoc. The curse destroys people’s lives. Boats are overturned, babies die at birth, throats are slit. It must be returned to appease the ancestors. It has drawn Countess Margarita Szechnyi and Boyland the Collector, otherwise known as the Butcher of Warsaw, together into a web of murder, intrigue, love and deceit.

ISBN: 
9780994130464
Series: 
Inspector O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Lucano
Year of Publication: 
2017

A Suitable Time for Vengeance

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

London 1887: a year of Continental anarchist- and American-financed Fenian violence. The suspicious death of Patrick O’Rorke’s boyhood friend Tom O’Brien – the internationally famous tenor known as Tomaso Briani – propels the former colonial detective into dangerous places when he is called on to investigate by both Briani’s mysterious widow, the Contessa di Stephani, and ambitious but devious Detective Chief Inspector Wilson of Scotland Yard’s Special Branch, himself embroiled in the Yard’s own labyrinthine power struggles.

ISBN: 
9780995100206
Series: 
Inspector O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Lucano
Year of Publication: 
2017

Aukati

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

“There was Polly’s tokotoko on the ground. Carved and polished, with its eel head, the snout inlaid with pāua. Alexia picked it up and cracked it across the cop’s shoulders. She raised it again and hit and hit. She would stop this.”

Alexia is a law student escaping the Greek family that stifles her, and Isaiah is a young Māori returning home to find the family he’s lost. Cut loose from their own cultures, they have volunteered to help Isaiah’s Taranaki iwi get rid of the fracking that’s devastating their land and water.

ISBN: 
9780994137852
Publisher: 
Makaro Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Notice of Death

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

When a Ryxin woman's body is found washed up on a beach, a prison inmate believes her friend has been murdered. She asks PI Curtis McCoy and his assistant Janux, to investigate. When they interview several ex-prisoners a complex web of intrigue unfolds. But who is the killer? And what is the motive? A psychological thriller set amidst the harsh discrimination in which Ryxins live. But is this what drives someone to kill? Or are there other more far reaching factors involved?

ISBN: 
B01NH9U4AZ
Series: 
Ryxin Trilogy
Year of Publication: 
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