The Children's Pond

Murder in the Court: Ngaio winner revealed (4th October)

THE NGAIO MARSH AWARD, in association with WORD Christchurch and The Press, is pleased to reveal that whodunit and who-won-it will be announced at a great event at the Court Theatre on 4 October.

Radio NZ: Crime Writing and the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award from Craig Sisterson

Craig Sisterson interviewed on Radio NZ: Kiwi Crime Writing and the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Awards http://kiwicrime.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/radio-nz-crime-writing-and-2015-...

The Famous Five: 2015 Ngaio shortlist announced

FIVE OUTSTANDING novels full of mystery and intrigue have been announced as the shortlist for the 2015 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, which will be presented at a WORD Christchurch event in late September.

Review - THE CHILDREN'S POND, Tina Shaw

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Children's Pond
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473274
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Pointer Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Children's Pond

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

Jessica Pollard has moved to Turangi to be near her son Reuben who is in prison there. While working at a trout-fishing lodge on the Tongariro River, Jessica slips into a relationship with a handsome, charming Maori lawyer. When the body of his troubled niece Chantelle is found in the Children's Pond, Jessica's own past as a teenager in prison comes back to haunt her. What really happened to her all those years ago? And what is the connection with Chantelle's death?