New Zealand

The Revelations of Carey Ravine

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

London in the 1770s is bursting with opportunity. It's a city fuelled by new ideas and new money, where everything is for sale - including entree into the ruling class.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781782069966
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2016

Debra Daley

Author Information
Daley, Debra

Debra Daley was born in New Zealand and grew up in west Auckland in a family of Irish extraction. After graduating from the University of Auckland she was employed as a journalist and editor in London and then in Sydney. She also worked as a screenwriter and as a public health journalist in Auckland, while raising two sons. She subsequently lived in Ibiza, and London again, where she wrote her first historical novel, Turning the Stones. She now lives in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Ruby and the Blue Sky

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

Grammy night, 2021. Ruby wins 'Best Song' and makes an impulsive acceptance speech that excites nature lovers across the world. While Ruby and her band celebrate, an extreme evangelical sect, funded by covert paymasters, dispatches a disciple on a ruthless mission to England.

As the band plays its sold-out tour, Ruby is pursued by eco-groupies insisting she use her new fame to fight climate change.

ISBN: 
9780473345518
Location: 
Leeds
Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Ruru Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Katherine Dewar

Author Information
Dewar, Katherine

A seventies child and eighties teen, author Katherine Dewar was raised in North Yorkshire in a house filled with books, computers and animals. She studied politics and worked in Leeds before emigrating to Aotearoa NZ, where she founded a marketing business, GoodSense, to help worthwhile companies and volunteers with the Green Party.

The Ice Shroud

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

When a woman's body is discovered frozen in the ice of a river near the alpine resort of Queenstown, Detective Sergeant Malcolm Buchan faces both a mystery and a moral dilemma. The identity of the nude woman is critical to the motives and manner of her murder, and Buchan is personally involved. So are a number of locals, from ski bums to multi-millionaire businessman.

Newly appointed to head CIB in the Southern Lakes district, Buchan hunts the killer through the entanglements of corruption and abuse that lie barely below the surface of the tourist towns. 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780986456442
Location: 
New Zealand
Queenstown
Series: 
Malcolm Buchan
Publisher: 
Bush Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

A Place to Bury Strangers

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

A cryptic message left next to a charred corpse in the middle of Reykjavík leaves police worried they have a gang war on their hands.

Across town Detective Grímur Karlsson investigates a missing girl from a nice suburban family and gets far too close to the truth for his own good. 

It becomes clear the two cases are connected and Karlsson doggedly pursues the trail that leads from junkies on the seedy streets of Reykjavík all the way to the very top of Icelandic society. 

Location: 
Iceland
Series: 
Grímur Karlsson
Publisher: 
Fahrenheit Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Presumed Guilty

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

When feisty lawyer Sasha Stace secures the acquittal of a sleazy politician charged with rape, it’s one legal victory too many. Disillusioned, she looks to the High Court bench for more fulfillment. But before she can become a judge, there’s one more criminal defense – a trial with complications, a trial like no other. 

Sub Genre: 
Legal
Publisher: 
Merlot Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Mark McGinn

Author Information
McGinn, Mark

Mark McGinn lives in Christchurch, NZ with his family. When he's not writing crime novels, he's enjoying sport, reading other crime writers and, with U2 in his ear, trying to minimise the excesses of red wine and chocolate on an exercycle that looks like a dark age instrument of torture. Now writing his fifth novel, he has previously written two Sasha Stace legal thrillers, a third is with his editor and a mystery. A short story, Perfect Cover, has been published by Fairfax Media. 

The Second Stage of Grief

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

A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her?

Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation, she’s shocked to discover that all the evidence points to her.

Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton

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

Forty years ago Magdalene Lynton drowned in a slurry. She choked to death as her hands scrabbled for purchase on the smooth concrete walls. A farmhand discovered her bloated body three days later.

Or she didn't.

Paul Worthington just confessed to her murder.

Forty years ago Magdalene Lynton died in a dirty shed. He smothered her life along with her cries for help and tossed her defiled corpse into a river when he was done.

Or he didn't.

Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
Year of Publication: 
2016