New Zealand

Marlborough Man

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

Nick Chester is working as a sergeant for the Havelock police in the Marlborough Sound, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. If the river isn’t flooded and the land hasn’t slipped, it’s paradise. Unless you are also hiding from a ruthless man with a grudge, in which case, remote beauty has its own kind of danger. In the last couple of weeks, two local boys have vanished. Their bodies are found, but the Pied Piper is still at large.

Marlborough Man is a gripping story about the hunter and the hunted, and about what happens when evil takes hold in a small town.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Undercover Cop
ISBN: 
9781925164534
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Nick Chester
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Ice Shroud

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

When a woman's body is discovered frozen in the ice of a river near the alpine resort of Queenstown, Detective Sergeant Malcolm Buchan faces both a mystery and a moral dilemma. The identity of the nude woman is critical to the motives and manner of her murder, and Buchan is personally involved. So are a number of locals, from ski bums to multi-millionaire businessman.

Newly appointed to head CIB in the Southern Lakes district, Buchan hunts the killer through the entanglements of corruption and abuse that lie barely below the surface of the tourist towns. 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780986456442
Location: 
New Zealand
Queenstown
Series: 
Malcolm Buchan
Publisher: 
Bush Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Pancake Money

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

Bobby Ress is a cop.

He believes in God and making a difference. 

He loves his wife and he loves his daughter. 

He has a place in the world. 

Then people start dying, a lot of them, in horrible ways. And step by gruesome step the simple, true things Bobby knew to be right and good begin to make less and less sense. His partner Pollo tells him he's being too much of a boy scout to be a cop. His wife, Em tells him he should stop being a cop. And Bobby doesn't know what to tell his daughter anymore. 

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
B01IED3FWO
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Far South Series
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Dead Lemons

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

In the far south a young girl goes missing, lost without trace in the wilderness beyond her remote family cottage. A year later her father disappears in the same place. Then nothing. At all. Eventually the years grow over the grief. The decades wear away the questions, life flows past the forgotten tragedy. 

Until Finn moves into the abandoned home, looking for a fresh start. 

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
B01IEBX3CI
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Far South Series
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Death on D'Urville

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

Death on D’Urville is the first novel in a new mystery series featuring Claire Hardcastle, commercial pilot and flying instructor, who operates out of Paraparaumu airport in New Zealand. 

Claire Hardcastle is fiery, clever, daring —and she’s trying to prove herself in a man's world. Recently recovered from a disastrous relationship with her ex, she’s determined from now on to live on her own terms. 

ISBN: 
9780473360702
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Claire Hardcastle
Publisher: 
Ithaca Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Shafts of Strife

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

The New Zealand government – led by autocratic Prime Minister Wynyard Nairn – approves the establishment of a USA naval facility, and in the middle of Wellington’s pristine harbour.

Given the anti-nuclear stance in the country, all hell breaks out!

Daily protests and rallies occur and threats of mayhem are made. Within days anarchy rules; Parliament is occupied, the US Embassy is attacked and two die, a major TV communications tower is destroyed and central Wellington is blockaded. But when the International Airport is forced to close, the situation reaches crisis point.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
9780994459794
Location: 
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2016

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley

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

A desolate valley.

A missing mathematician.

A glamorous and beguiling council bureaucrat with a hidden past.

A cryptic map leading to an impossible labyrinth.

An ancient conspiracy; an ancient evil.

A housing development without proper planning permission.

All leading to the most mysterious mystery of all.

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley is a dark and forbidding new comic farce by the author of Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
9781776560479
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Traces of Red, Paddy Richardson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Traces of Red
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780143565765
Series: 
Rebecca Thorne
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Review - The Alo Release, Geoffrey Robert

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Alo Release
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B01097AZLC
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Cold Hard Murder, Trish McCormack

Author Information
Book Title: 
Cold Hard Murder
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473319168
Series: 
Philippa Barnes
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Glacier Press
Year of Publication: 
2015