New Zealand

Review - The Agency, Ian Austin

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Book Title: 
The Agency
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B011YZH0YI
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Sarah Book Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - A Moment's Silence, Christopher Abbey

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A Moment's Silence
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
978-0-473-36189-1
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Mary Egan Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley, Danyl McLauchlan

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Book Title: 
Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781776560479
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Humour
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Marlborough Man, Alan Carter

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Book Title: 
Marlborough Man
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925164534
Series: 
Nick Chester
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Undercover Cop
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Revealed in Mist, Jude Knight

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Catching up on some recently read books - this is historical romance / crime fiction from New Zealander Author, Jude Knight.

From the Blurb:

Prue's job is to uncover secrets, but she hides a few of her own. When she is framed for murder and cast into Newgate, her one-time lover comes to her rescue. Will revealing what she knows help in their hunt for blackmailers, traitors, and murderers? Or threaten all she holds dear? 

Jude Knight

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Knight, Jude

My goal is to give you stories to transport you to another time, another place, where you can enjoy adventure and romance, thrill to trials and challenges, uncover secrets and solve mysteries, and delight in a happy ending.

I’ve been telling stories all my life: making up serial tales to amuse my friends and children, imagining sequels to books that have moved me and left me wanting more, occasionally submitting short stories to magazines and the radio, starting more than a dozen novels set in different times and places.

#amreading Presumed Guilty, Mark McGinn

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Started reading this legal based thriller over the weekend.

From the Blurb:

When feisty lawyer Sasha Stace secures the acquittal of a sleazy politician charged with rape, it’s one legal victory too many. Disillusioned, she looks to the High Court bench for more fulfillment. But before she can become a judge, there’s one more criminal defense – a trial with complications, a trial like no other. 

#amreading The Second Stage of Grief, Katherine Hayton

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I read this recently. 

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A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her?

Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation, she’s shocked to discover that all the evidence points to her.

#amreading Please Do Not Disturb, Robert Glancy

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Another from the weekend's reading pile - which wasn't that big unfortunately this time around, bit busy and then next weekend's Eurovision so other than hiding from the media on Sunday before the telecast - will be too flat out cooking :)

From the Blurb:

A funny, disturbing, and deeply affecting novel of power, corruption, and innocence in colonial Africa, by the author of Terms & Conditions.

As the African nation of Bwalo prepares for The Big Day—the only day in the year the ailing King talks to his subjects—we meet five very different people:

#amreading Good Cop Bad Cop, Gus Mitchell

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Second from the weekend's reading.

From the Blurb:

Detective Jim Kelleher's daughter Annie is a teenage prostitute who's addicted to crystal meth but in his eyes she's still a lamb being preyed upon by wolves. He feels she's far too close to her Polynesian gangster boyfriend and the motorcycle gang and the triads he deals drugs with... and is there even some more forbidden cargo? Meanwhile, Jim's new partner Stuart has the unenviable task of trying to stop Jim from falling victim to the same temptations he's trying to save his daughter from.