New Zealand

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
Categorisation
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
Categorisation
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.

From the Blurb:

"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
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Hard-Boiled
Location: 
Auckland
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2013

Review - MY BROTHER'S KEEPER, Donna Malane

Author Information
Book Title: 
My Brother's Keeper
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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
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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 - FREDERICK'S COAT, Alan Duff

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Book Title: 
Frederick's Coat
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781869415662
Categorisation
Category: 
Psychological Thriller
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2013

Currently Reading - Only the Dead, Ben Sanders

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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.