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The Maori Detective, D.A. Crossman

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Book Title: 
The Maori Detective
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B075L1WY3H
Series: 
Red Zone Mysteries
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Lang Book Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton, Katherine Hayton

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Book Title: 
The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473350918
Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2016

Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Having just posted a media announcement on the 2018 Ngaio Marsh longlist (the media announcement is here), now for a few personal comments. Firstly and most importantly, if you've been standing by waiting for a review to be posted (especially if your book was in the submissions list), this is the reason for the delay.

Returning to the scene of the crime: Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Two authors who returned to crime writing after more than a decade away have today been named among an eclectic longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel.

#amreading Rat Bait, Richard Ward

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As you can possibly tell, the weather's gone a bit cooler. So there is more time for reading. 

From the Blurb:

Set in New Zealand, Rat Bait is a tense thriller which follows the activities of Zack Garroway as he pursues a one-man crime spree after being released from prison. Being part of a small community has its drawbacks despite the lengths to which he goes to cover his tracks, and the local police are not as laidback as they appear.

#amreading The Ottoman Conspiracy, Thomas Ryan

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Another from the currently reading pile.

From the Blurb:

Former Special Forces soldier Jeff Bradley is meeting with the mafia in Bari, Italy, to discover the whereabouts of his nemesis—criminal overlord Avni Leka—when he receives a message from an old friend. Barry is on board a tourist bus that has been hijacked by terrorists near Istanbul. Strapped with explosives, it is racing across Turkey to the northern borders of Syria, Iraq and Iran.

#amreading The Only Secret Left to Keep, Katherine Hayton

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One from the weekend's pile

From the Blurb:

Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered - a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.

#amreading See You in September, Charity Norman

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Particularly intriguing one from recent day's reading.

From the Blurb:

Cassy blew a collective kiss at them. 'See you in September,' she said. A throwaway line. Just words, uttered casually by a young woman in a hurry. And then she'd gone.

It was supposed to be a short trip - a break in New Zealand before her best friend's wedding. But when Cassy waved goodbye to her parents, they never dreamed that it would be years before they'd see her again.