New Zealand

Currently Reading - The Petticoat Men, Barbara Ewing

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Inspired by a true story, set in Victorian London, this book is about a scandalous accusation and the subsequent trial.

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The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to young widow Mattie Stacey, they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. It is Mattie who admires their sparkling gowns, makes their extravagant hats and laughs at their stories of attending society balls dressed up as the glamorous 'Fanny' and 'Stella'.

Currently Reading - A History of Crime: The Southern Double-Cross, Dinah Holman

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Historical New Zealand Crime fiction - with the central thread being corruption, land grabs and bad behaviour over money. Seems like some things never change...

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The most dangerous people are those with the most to lose.

It is 1887. The young colony of New Zealand is in the grip of a deep depression. Insolvent speculators conspire with corrupt politicians while Maori land slips from the hands of its owners.

Review - FIVE MINUTES ALONE, Paul Cleave

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Five Minutes Alone
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781476779157
Series: 
Theodore Tate
Carl Schroder
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Atria Books
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - Five Minutes Alone, Paul Cleave

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For some reason getting hold of the latest Paul Cleave books here has become a bit of a marathon - but once they arrive - straight to the top of the pile.

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In the latest thriller by the Edgar-nominated author of Joe Victim, someone is helping rape victims exact revenge on their attackers, prompting an edge-of-your-seat, cat-and-mouse chase between old friends, detectives Theodore Tate and Carl Schroder.

Review - THE LUMINARIES, Eleanor Catton

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Book Title: 
The Luminaries
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780316074315
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Category: 
Fiction
Publisher: 
Little & Brown
Year of Publication: 
2013

Review - SURRENDER, Donna Malane

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Book Title: 
Surrender
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473174149
Series: 
Diane Rowe
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Private Detective
Location: 
Wellington
New Zealand
Publisher: 
New Zealand Society of Authors
Year of Publication: 
2010

Review - JOE VICTIM, Paul Cleave

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Book Title: 
Joe Victim
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781451677973
Series: 
Joe Middleton
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Atria Books
Year of Publication: 
2013

Currently Reading - Surrender, Donna Malane

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The first in the Diane Rowe series, read second of course. I think this might be my "thing". Never ever ever getting my act together well enoug to read a series in order.

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"A detective as tough as the country she comes from..."

Missing persons expert Diane Rowe is used to making sense of other people's lives. It's just a pity she's not having much luck with her own.

Review - ONLY THE DEAD, Ben Sanders

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Book Title: 
Only the Dead
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781775540052
Series: 
Sean Devereaux
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Hard-Boiled
Location: 
Auckland
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2013