New Zealand

The verdicts are in: new Kiwi voices dominate among 2017 Ngaios finalists

There’s fresh blood aplenty in the local crime writing ranks and the usual suspects were nowhere to be found as the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists were named on Monday.

#review Ruby and the Blue Sky, Katherine Dewar

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Book Title: 
Ruby and the Blue Sky
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473345518
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Environmental
Eco
Location: 
Leeds
Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Ruru Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Tainted by Fire, Sidney Mazzi

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Book Title: 
Tainted by Fire
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B01CRSJ0GC
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Review - Payback, Geoff Palmer

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Book Title: 
Payback
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473348861
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Cambodia
USA
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Shafts of Strife, David Bates

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Book Title: 
Shafts of Strife
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Political
Location: 
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Ice Shroud, Gordon Ell

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Book Title: 
The Ice Shroud
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780986456442
Series: 
Malcolm Buchan
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Queenstown
Publisher: 
Bush Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Unfaithful unto Death, Jennifer Barraclough

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Book Title: 
Unfaithful Unto Death
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781311421920
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Humour
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Talk to Me, Neil Colman

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Book Title: 
Talk to Me
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473355340
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading - Red Herring, Jonothan Cullinane

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Late in mentioning this one, particularly as I've been reading and re-reading it a couple of times now.

From the Blurb:

Murder, political intrigue, bent cops and the fate of a nation - a thriller set in the murky underworld of 1951 New Zealand.

A man overboard, a murder and a lot of loose ends ...

In Auckland 1951 the workers and the government are heading for bloody confrontation and the waterfront is the frontline. But this is a war with more than two sides and nothing is what it seems.

Review - The Student Body, Simon Wyatt

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Student Body
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473362430
Series: 
Nick Knight
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Mary Egan Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016