Crime Fiction

The Fern Valley Conspiracy

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

Forestry is dangerous work. Accidents happen. But how many accidents are too many? The teachers at Fern Valley Area School are hiding something. The school Principal has disappeared, apparently taking a rest cure in a Meditation Centre. The management of the Meditation Centre has no knowledge of him. Policewoman Barbara van Buren's brother has gone walk-about. He has taken his surfing gear and has left the job unfinished. Kingi Waitai, a Maori leader, is beaten up for talking to Richard. Then Richard disappears.

ISBN: 
9781370857760
Series: 
Richard West
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Atlantic Affair

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

A loner receives instruction to collect a newly imported car and drive it to a specific street by a certain time with very precise instructions on initiating the car alarm. He follows them exactly. His last ever act. The British Prime Minister activates the Cobra room and initiates martial law. United States President Johnson sends aid in the form of two aircraft carriers plus his Presidential army headed by Thomas. After their first Sumatran tiger release, Langham and his group are attacked by paramilitaries with worrying consequences.

ISBN: 
9780994144676
Publisher: 
Lang Book Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

A Royal Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The duffle bag appeared to be made from expensive silk, embossed with what Rebecca thought was Chinese calligraphy. She was in no doubt that the bag contained a body. The protruding bloodied leg was a giveaway.

ISBN: 
9781743055243
Series: 
Rebecca Keith
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Popeye Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Rebecca wondered if she was looking at an elaborate hoax. She wasn't.

Along with a dozen other journalists and food-industry celebrities, she had just witnessed the unveiling of the baked head of one of Adelaide's most celebrated chefs. The head of Leong Chew sat on a pewter platter. The cloche had just been removed, revealing Leong Chew, clearly not at his best.

ISBN: 
9781743055236
Series: 
Rebecca Keith
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

Lifting

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

Amy is a store detective at Cutty’s, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She’s good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty’s is closing down. Amy has a young baby, an ailing mother, and a large mortgage. She also has a past as an activist.



ISBN: 
9781776561025
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Bad Oil and the Animals

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

Sixteen-year old Heidi has always dreamed of being a society photographer for the rich and famous. Instead, her first film project plunges her into a world of subterfuge as she joins a courageous group of teenage protesters committed to saving orangutans in the wild. 

An insatiable demand for palm oil is hastening the extinction of these gentle creatures that share 97% of human DNA. The group also uncovers a dubious use for palm oil end products that affects local animals. 

ISBN: 
B01MQU6DI4

Broken Silence

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

A stranger just put Kelsey’s boyfriend in a coma. The worst part? She asked him to do it. 

Seventeen-year-old Kelsey is dealing with a lot – an abusive boyfriend, a gravely ill mother, an absent father, and a confusing new love interest. After her boyfriend attacks her in public, a stranger on the end of the phone line offers to help. Kelsey pays little attention to his words, but the caller is deadly serious. Suddenly the people Kelsey loves are in danger, and only Kelsey knows it. Will Kelsey discover the identity of the caller before it’s too late? 

ISBN: 
B071KM6SF1
Year of Publication: 
2017

Deep in the Shallows

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

A romantic mystery set at a beautiful lake in the South Island of New Zealand. Andrea North is looking forward to a job at Lake Waihola as a way to escape from a man who tried to control her life, but an easy task is soon complicated by a house with a secret hoard, dead birds, and a close encounter with a callous but good looking pig hunter. When the campground dog pulls a gruesome object from the lake, Andy discovers who she can trust as the police and the pig hunter involve her in their hunt for a missing man. 

ISBN: 
9780473415
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Therapy House

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

On Sundays peace was restored. He would lie down, dream and remember. He would enjoy. And later on the bell would ring. He would get up and walk downstairs. He would open the front door. And his life would come to an end . . . 

Garda Inspector Michael McLoughlin is trying to enjoy his retirement – doing a bit of PI work on the side, meeting up with former colleagues, fixing up a grand old house in a genteel Dublin suburb near the sea. 

ISBN: 
B0718Z8QNP
Year of Publication: 
2017

Just Play Along

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Andy and Mel’s double date turns into a snuff film, Andy fights back, killing one of her attackers, leading to an unwanted aftermath of attention and threats. 

Detective Daniel Connor links the attack to the recent discovery of six female bodies found buried in bushland on Sydney’s Northern Beaches – three double homicides now thought to be part of an organised snuff-film ring. 

When video of the attack is leaked online, the threats against the women escalate. Determined to find answers, Andy is caught in the middle of a deadly investigation. 

ISBN: 
B079KMLCZH
Publisher: 
Fracture Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018