New Zealand

All Our Secrets

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

The River Picnic was one of the biggest events that ever took place in Coongahoola, and even wilder than the street party the night Malcolm Fraser became Prime Minister. The adults spoke about it in whispers and only when they thought us kids were out of earshot. All I knew for sure, apart from the fact that Stu Bailey’s wife drowned that night in the Bagooli River, was that four times more babies than usual were born the following October and not all of them looked like their dads.

A girl called Gracie.

Publisher: 
Rosa Mira Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

Jennifer Lane

Author Information
Lane, Jennifer

I had my first taste of literary success at the age of eleven when I won St Michael’s Primary School’s Year Six creative writing competition with my dramatic World War II piece, Dominic Finds a Way. Twenty-four comparatively unsuccessful years later, I was one of the winners of NZ Book Month’s Six Pack Twocompetition with Scout’s Honour, an extract from an early draft of what was to become All Our Secrets.

Nothing Bad Happens Here

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

The body of missing tourist Bethany Haliwell is found in the small Coromandel town of Castle Bay, where nothing bad ever happens. News crews and journalists from all over the country descend on the small seaside town as old secrets are dragged up and gossip is taken as gospel.

Among them is Miller Hatcher, a journalist battling her own demons, who arrives intent on gaining a promotion by covering the grisly murder. 

ISBN: 
9780473404505
Publisher: 
Oak House Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

Nikki Crutchley

Author Information
Crutchley, Nikki

After seven years of working as a librarian in New Zealand and overseas, Nikki now works as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. She lives in the small Waikato town of Cambridge in New Zealand with her husband and two girls. 

Nikki has been writing on and off her whole life and recently has had success in flash fiction. She has been published in Flash Frontier, Flash Fiction Magazine and Mayhem Literary Journal. Crime/thriller/mystery novels are her passion. Nothing Bad Happens Here is her fist novel (but hopefully not her last), set on the Coromanadel Coast of New Zealand.

Review - Pancake Money, Finn Bell

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Book Title: 
Pancake Money
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B01IED3FWO
Series: 
The Far South Series
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Killing is My Business by Adam Christopher

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Book Title: 
Killing is My Business
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Series: 
Ray Electromatic
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Science Fiction
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Direction of Our Fear, David Briggs

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Book Title: 
The Direction of our Fear
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473349653
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Wellington
Publisher: 
BMS Books
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Please Do Not Disturb, Robert Glancy

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Book Title: 
Please Do Not Disturb
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781632864307
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Good Cop Bad Cop, Gus Mitchell

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Book Title: 
Good Cop Bad Cop
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781533562593
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - A Confidential Agreement, Rita Ryan

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Book Title: 
A Confidential Agreement
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B01KH3PFX6
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Year of Publication: 
2016