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

The Murder Trap

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

Audrey continues to operate her rural cabin resort in the far north of New Zealand. 

A true crime writer, Poppy Perkins, checks into Audrey's resort to research her latest true crime thriller based on the spree of murders that have taken place in the small rural town. 

ISBN: 
B072KVM7V9
Series: 
The Audrey Murders
Year of Publication: 
2017

Rebellion

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Thriller

A KIDNAPPED CHILD. A NATION ON THE EDGE. A WOMAN WHO KNOWS NO LIMITS… 

Maya Raines is a spy caught between two cultures. She’s half-Malaysian and half-American. Her skills are razor-sharp, but her soul is eternally conflicted. 

Now she finds herself drawn into a web of intrigue when a crisis erupts in Malaysia. A female terrorist named Khadijah has kidnapped the young son of an American businessman. It’s a brazen act that marks the beginning of a civil war that threatens to destabilise Southeast Asia. 

Who is Khadijah? What does she want? And can she be stopped? 

ISBN: 
B01N126WB4
Series: 
Section One
Publisher: 
Kia Kaha Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Murder Most Malicious

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

When the good-natured Mr Mancini discovers a dead woman in the Winter Garden Glasshouse on a winter’s morning in 1909, he is horrified. Even more so when the brittle-tongued Detective Haynes implies he is a suspect. That same day, when the guest speaker at the book group doesn’t appear, Mancini suspects she is the corpse. But with no identification, and with the speaker having come from a different city, right from the beginning it becomes a difficult case and one full of intrigue.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781370135417
Series: 
Mancini Mysteries
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Only Secret Left to Keep

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

Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered - a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.

Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
Year of Publication: 
2017

Straight and Level

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

The sequel to "Death on D'Urville," sees Claire Hardcastle involved in another adventure. Her partner, Jack, has been sent on secondment for a month to the Solomon's and Claire plans to use the time he's away to settle down to her studies, observe Dry July and think about the direction in which their passionate relationship is heading. If only life were that simple!

ISBN: 
9780473398200
Series: 
Claire Hardcastle
Publisher: 
Ithaca Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017