New Zealand

Shafts of Strife

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

The New Zealand government – led by autocratic Prime Minister Wynyard Nairn – approves the establishment of a USA naval facility, and in the middle of Wellington’s pristine harbour.

Given the anti-nuclear stance in the country, all hell breaks out!

Daily protests and rallies occur and threats of mayhem are made. Within days anarchy rules; Parliament is occupied, the US Embassy is attacked and two die, a major TV communications tower is destroyed and central Wellington is blockaded. But when the International Airport is forced to close, the situation reaches crisis point.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
9780994459794
Location: 
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2016

David Bates

Author Information
Bates, David

The Royal New Zealand Navy as a young seaman preceded an early career in the New Zealand Police Force. He married, there were children while he studied for his law degree. Over the ensuing years he rose to Inspector level, the last six as a Legal Adviser at Police National Headquarters. In 1981 David Bates resigned to practice in criminal law. In 1989, the Government appointed him District Inspector for Mental Health, a position he continued in conjunction with his legal practice for some years.

Payback

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

Solikha Duong lives the carefree life of a village girl in northern Cambodia until her world is torn apart by ‘truck men’ from the south. But Solikha is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight ...

Alice Kwann is on vacation when she’s set upon by thugs at a stopover in northern Nevada. But Alice too is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight ...

What binds these women together is a shocking trade – the third-largest criminal activity in the world – but one we’d rather ignore. 

ISBN: 
9780473348861
Location: 
Cambodia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Geoff Palmer

Author Information
Palmer, Geoff

Geoff Palmer is the author of five novels, including the acclaimed young-adult adventure/sci-fi book Too Many Zeros, originally published by Penguin, and the award-winning Telling Stories, winner of the Reed/North & South Fiction Award.

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley

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

A desolate valley.

A missing mathematician.

A glamorous and beguiling council bureaucrat with a hidden past.

A cryptic map leading to an impossible labyrinth.

An ancient conspiracy; an ancient evil.

A housing development without proper planning permission.

All leading to the most mysterious mystery of all.

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley is a dark and forbidding new comic farce by the author of Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
9781776560479
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Danyl McLauchlan

Author Information
McLauchlan, Danyl

Danyl McLauchlan was born in Wellington in 1974. He studied at Victoria University, and worked and travelled in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, before he returned to Wellington where he works as a biologist.

Review - Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders

Author Information
Book Title: 
Marshall's Law
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781760294892
Series: 
Marshall Grade
Categorisation
Category: 
Hard-Boiled
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
America
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders

Author Information
Book Title: 
Marshall's Law
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781760294892
Series: 
Marshall Grade
Categorisation
Category: 
Hard-Boiled
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
America
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Marshall's Law

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

Marshall Grade is back, still trying to escape the remnants of his old life. The gritty, explosive new novel from the bestselling author of American Blood is a white-knuckle ride that will have you ducking for cover!

Ex-undercover cop Marshall Grade is hiding out in California when he learns that federal agent Lucas Cohen has survived a kidnapping. Cohen was Marshall's ticket into witness protection, and his captors have a simple question: where's Marshall now?

ISBN: 
9781760294892
Location: 
USA
Series: 
Marshall Grade
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Traces of Red, Paddy Richardson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Traces of Red
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780143565765
Series: 
Rebecca Thorne
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010