Crime Fiction

The Therapy Room

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

Eastern Trade

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

When Mickey got out of the fiasco that was Lehman Brothers, he thought he had left high-risk finance behind. Now he passes his days driving a London black taxi and filling in with the occasional domestic private investigation. 

He is more than happy, until the mysterious Lauren King comes into his life, bringing with her a case of mystery, mayhem and murder. Suddenly, Mickey is back in the world of big business, and his life is on the line, not only under threat from unscrupulous traders, but from international terrorists as well.

ISBN: 
B073YHS2GK
Year of Publication: 
2017

Murder on Broadway

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

It's Broadway in Reefton, the new, booming 1870s gold town.

Suspiciously, Gordon Trembath, a naive young police constable has been left in charge over Christmas and New Year. He is immediately faced with investigating a murder carried out by sly-groggers in the valley.

In the meantime, the town has been invaded by "a collection of scamps, card sharps, liars and chats who have come to town for the pickings available in the holiday season."

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780473415952
Publisher: 
Cornwall Publications
Year of Publication: 
2017

Different Shadows

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

Police sergeant Harry Brent, working in Queenstown, New Zealand is accidentally shot by a hunter. While still on light duties he is posted to the Christchurch office to work on cold cases. 

What does the difference between the shadows mean? Who is the body in the trench at Tekapo Military Camp? Harry’s eye for detail and his need to know set him on the path to answering these questions. 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
B078LT2TN3
Series: 
Harry Brent
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Sound of Her Voice

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

For Detective Matt Buchanan, the world is a pretty sick place. He has probably been in the job too long, for one thing. And then there’s 14-year-old Samantha Coates, and the other unsolved murder cases. Those innocent girls he just can’t get out of his head. When Buchanan pursues some fresh leads, it soon becomes clear he’s on the trail of something big. As he pieces the horrific crimes together, Buchanan finds the very foundations of everything he once believed in start to crumble.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780473393601
Series: 
Matt Buchanan
Publisher: 
Mary Egan Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Tess

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

"In the silence she could hear the oncoming hum, like a large flock approaching. She didn’t want to hear his story; she’d had enough of them."



Tess is on the run when she’s picked up from the side of the road by lonely middle-aged father Lewis Rose. With reluctance, she’s drawn into his family troubles and comes to know a life she never had. 

Set in Masterton at the turn of the millennium, Tess is a gothic love story about the ties that bind and tear a family apart.

ISBN: 
9781776561001
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Baby

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

‘Cynthia can understand how Anahera feels just by looking at her body.’

Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away and buy ‘Baby’, an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But strange events on an empty island turn their life together in a different direction.

Sub Genre: 
Psychological Thriller
ISBN: 
9781776561667
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Floating Basin

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

Another boat reversed into one of the berthing bays not far from where Ru stood. He watched the wake spread across the lagoon to the bank in front of the car park, where the water rounded at its edges and formed the continuum of a basin. The ripples raced across to the islands: the rushes shuddered and were sucked beneath the water: seconds later they sprang back in surprise.

ISBN: 
9780473380878
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Hidden Room

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

Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laura's career as an architect is taking off at last. Everything's perfect.

Except, it isn't.

Someone is about to walk into their happy family and tear it apart.

Laurie has been hiding from him for years. The question is, now that he's found her, can she keep her family safe? And just how far will she go to protect them?

ISBN: 
9780349007908
Publisher: 
Virago
Year of Publication: 
2018