New Zealand

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

The Last Time We Spoke

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

One mild summer evening in rural Auckland the life of a middle-aged farmer's wife and that of an illiterate Maori youth brutally collide. Neither will be the same again, their futures forever linked. This is a dark tale which navigates the underbelly of urban New Zealand. It is also a story of hope and human possibility.

ISBN: 
9780749020
Location: 
Auckland
Publisher: 
Allison & Busby
Year of Publication: 
2016

Fiona Sussman

Author Information
Sussman, Fiona

Born in South Africa, now living in New Zealand, Fiona is a former GP who hung up her stethoscope ten years ago to pursue another longheld dream – to write. She has written a number of highly acclaimed short stories, and her debut novel novel, "Shifting Colours", was published in the UK in 2014 and in the USA in Oct 2015 under the title, "Another Woman's Daughter". Her second novel, " The Last Time We Spoke" was released in May 2016.

When not juggling family life, or helping manage the charitable surgical service she and her husband established, she writes and loves it.

Pancake Money

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

Bobby Ress is a cop.

He believes in God and making a difference. 

He loves his wife and he loves his daughter. 

He has a place in the world. 

Then people start dying, a lot of them, in horrible ways. And step by gruesome step the simple, true things Bobby knew to be right and good begin to make less and less sense. His partner Pollo tells him he's being too much of a boy scout to be a cop. His wife, Em tells him he should stop being a cop. And Bobby doesn't know what to tell his daughter anymore. 

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
B01IED3FWO
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Far South Series
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Dead Lemons

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

In the far south a young girl goes missing, lost without trace in the wilderness beyond her remote family cottage. A year later her father disappears in the same place. Then nothing. At all. Eventually the years grow over the grief. The decades wear away the questions, life flows past the forgotten tragedy. 

Until Finn moves into the abandoned home, looking for a fresh start. 

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
B01IEBX3CI
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Far South Series
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Finn Bell

Author Information
Bell, Finn

Finn Bell lives in the far south of New Zealand where he writes full time. 

Red Herring

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

Murder, political intrigue, bent cops and the fate of a nation - a thriller set in the murky underworld of 1951 New Zealand.

A man overboard, a murder and a lot of loose ends ...

In Auckland 1951 the workers and the government are heading for bloody confrontation and the waterfront is the frontline. But this is a war with more than two sides and nothing is what it seems.

Into the secret world of rival union politics, dark political agendas and worldwide anti-communist hysteria steps Johnny Molloy, a private detective with secrets of his own.

ISBN: 
9781775540984
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2016