New Zealand

Hounds of the Underworld

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

On the verge of losing her laboratory, her savings, and all respect for herself, Pandora (Penny) Yee lands her first contract as scientific consult to the police department. And with seventeen murder cases on the go, the surly inspector is happy to leave her to it. Only she's going to need to get around, and that means her slightly unhinged adopted brother, Matiu, will be doing the driving. But something about the case spooks Matiu, something other than the lack of a body in the congealing pool of blood in the locked room or that odd little bowl.

ISBN: 
9781935738961
Publisher: 
Raw Dog Screaming Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Empty Coffin

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

When Dean Bradley is brutally murdered for his new shoes, undertaker Ken Tamati does a lovely job on the corpse — but next morning, the body has vanished from the funeral parlour.

That day, a mysterious figure — witnesses give wildly conflicting descriptions — begins rescuing victims of assault all over Auckland and healing their horrific injuries with a dazzling light. They call him the Rainbow Man.

Who is he? The police and media think the stories of apparent miracles can’t possibly be true. The public thinks this may be the Second Coming.

ISBN: 
9780473388959
Publisher: 
Mary Egan Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Plot to Kill Peter Fraser

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

Peter Fraser was our greatest prime minister on the international stage. He proved it as World War Two was ending and he played a major part in shaping the United Nations. In the process he made enemies. He is back in New Zealand, where a plot is under way to kill him. If it is successful, New Zealand’s influence on the international stage ends and the country descends into chaos, a divided country ripe for international manipulation.

ISBN: 
B06XGBBGMF
Publisher: 
Silver Owl Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Contest

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

Martin Fallaway is dying. With no family to whom he can leave his surplus fortune, he holds a contest on his tropical island, where ten families compete to be the last team left in order to claim the prize of thirty million dollars.

Arriving on the island, the contestants’ need for shelter is paramount, but the warm, sunny days, powder-white sand and crystal clear waters cloak their perspectives. When a storm hits, causing the first departure, the remaining contestants realize their time on the island might not be as idyllic as they first thought.

ISBN: 
9780473399177
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Murder Trap

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

Audrey continues to operate her rural cabin resort in the far north of New Zealand. 

A true crime writer, Poppy Perkins, checks into Audrey's resort to research her latest true crime thriller based on the spree of murders that have taken place in the small rural town. 

ISBN: 
B072KVM7V9
Series: 
The Audrey Murders
Year of Publication: 
2017