Crime Fiction

Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin

Book Title: 

A project for Oxfam, OxCrimes is a collection of short stories from some of the very best crime fiction writers.

From the Blurb:

For 2014, Oxfam and Profile have turned to crime in order to raise a further £200,000 for Oxfam's work.

Review - EVERY BREATH, Ellie Marney

Author Information
Book Title: 
Every Breath
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743316429
Series: 
Watts & Mycroft
Every
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

Review - MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, Donna Malane

Author Information
Book Title: 
My Brother's Keeper
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781869509866
Series: 
Diane Rowe
Categorisation
Category: 
Private Investigator
Sub Genre: 
Missing Persons
Location: 
Wellington
Auckland
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2013

Celebrating the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards with a giveaway for readers / supporters

The Ngaio Marsh Award are running a competition where readers around the world can go into the draw to win a personally signed copy of the eventual NM Award-winning novel. There are no geographic limits on the prize.

Shortlist for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Awards announced

FOUR OUTSTANDING novels have been announced as the finalists for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, which will be presented on 30 August following The Great New Zealand Crime Debate event at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival. The Ngaio Marsh Award is made annually for the best crime, mystery, or thriller novel written by a New Zealand citizen or resident.

Review - CROSS FINGERS, Paddy Richardson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Cross Fingers
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781869713072
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Special Interests: 
Springbok Tours
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2013

Review - MARBLE BAR, Robert Schofield

Author Information
Book Title: 
Marble Bar
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743316849
Series: 
Gareth Ford
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Outback WA
Marble Bar
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - Only the Dead, Ben Sanders

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

So far I've read the second and now this - the third Sean Devereaux novel from NZ author Ben Sanders. Set in Auckland this is a fast paced, dry, very noir styled series.

From the Blurb:

When a failed witness protection operation ends in multiple homicides, evidence suggests the crime is linked to a series of violent robberies in Auckland City.

Review - THE BECKONING ICE, Joan Druett

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Beckoning Ice
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780992258832
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
Naval
Location: 
Southern Ocean
Publisher: 
Old Salt Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

Review - THE FINGERPRINT THIEF, Carolyn Beasley

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Fingerprint Thief
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B00HIRCWMW
Series: 
Sarah Arden
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Forensics
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Sniper Books
Year of Publication: 
2013