New Zealand

Notice of Death

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

When a Ryxin woman's body is found washed up on a beach, a prison inmate believes her friend has been murdered. She asks PI Curtis McCoy and his assistant Janux, to investigate. When they interview several ex-prisoners a complex web of intrigue unfolds. But who is the killer? And what is the motive? A psychological thriller set amidst the harsh discrimination in which Ryxins live. But is this what drives someone to kill? Or are there other more far reaching factors involved?

ISBN: 
B01NH9U4AZ
Series: 
Ryxin Trilogy
Year of Publication: 
2017

Genesis Cotterell

Author Information
Cotterell, Genesis

I live with Ruth in Napier, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Napier is located on the eastern coast of the North Island. I have lived here since May 2015.

NAPIER is a popular place for tourists because of its unique 1930's Art Deco architecture. Most of the city had to be rebuilt after the earthquake of 1931 which destroyed just about all the city buildings. It also has a beautiful Marine Parade. The temperatures in summer are often 30 -33 degrees.

The Trials of Minnie Dean : a verse biography

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

Minnie Dean: the first – and only – woman to be hanged in New Zealand. Baby farmer and child murderer, or hardworking wife and mother, supporting her family by caring for unwanted children in a society that shunned her?

Karen Zelas explores the trials of Minnie Dean using a myriad of voices, including Dean’s own, from her childhood in Scotland to the gallows in Invercargill, 1895.

ISBN: 
9780994129994
Publisher: 
Makaro Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Forgotten Lands

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

Dylan Harper is a young, up and coming detective with a point to prove. But when he and his mentor Detective Joe Gardella are summoned to the office of the Chief of Police and given an assignment that is outside their jurisdiction they sense that something is up. Sent across the country to investigate the disappearance of a small town newspaper reporter who hasn’t been seen or heard from in four days, Harper and Gardella will be a long way from home and working on their own. 

ISBN: 
B073Y5Z19Q
Series: 
Dylan Harper
Year of Publication: 
2017

Stepping Into the Unknown

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Thriller

Royal Marine Commando Jay Samson is ready to move on and enjoy the perks of living the easy life in civvy street, working in a surf shop on Bali in Indonesia. However, a terrorist bombing destroys the surf shop and Jay is quickly drawn to what he does best, landing a contract as a security consultant at an isolated pearl farm. Before long, Jay finds himself alone, unsupported and unarmed amongst ruthless killers and hostile locals in a dangerous game involving the mafia and corrupt policemen.

ISBN: 
B01MY9VML1
Series: 
Jay Samson
Publisher: 
Herodotus Press

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