New Zealand

Robert Philip Bolton

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Bolton, Robert Philip

Robert Philip is an independent New Zealand author. He was born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1945. After a career in the advertising business he began freelance writing in 1983 and has been a self-employed writer ever since. Gradually he reduced his commercial writing to dedicate himself to his own writing, preferring to write and publish his own work which is mostly (but not only) about New Zealand and New Zealanders.

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).

Review - Nothing Bad Happens Here, Nikki Crutchley

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Book Title: 
Nothing Bad Happens Here
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473404505
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Oak House Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Revelations of Carey Ravine, Debra Daley

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Book Title: 
The Revelations of Carey Ravine
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781782069966
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - All Our Secrets, Jennifer Lane

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Book Title: 
All Our Secrets
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Rosa Mira Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Days Are Like Grass, Sue Younger

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Book Title: 
Days Are Like Grass
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780994104762
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Eunoia Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Dead Lemons, Finn Bell

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Book Title: 
Dead Lemons
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B01IEBX3CI
Series: 
The Far South Series
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading Nothing Bad Happens Here, Nikki Crutchley

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Another from New Zealand - this time set in a small town hiding lots of old secrets.

From the Blurb:

The body of missing tourist Bethany Haliwell is found in the small Coromandel town of Castle Bay, where nothing bad ever happens. News crews and journalists from all over the country descend on the small seaside town as old secrets are dragged up and gossip is taken as gospel.

Among them is Miller Hatcher, a journalist battling her own demons, who arrives intent on gaining a promotion by covering the grisly murder. 

Jennifer Lane

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Lane, Jennifer

I had my first taste of literary success at the age of eleven when I won St Michael’s Primary School’s Year Six creative writing competition with my dramatic World War II piece, Dominic Finds a Way. Twenty-four comparatively unsuccessful years later, I was one of the winners of NZ Book Month’s Six Pack Twocompetition with Scout’s Honour, an extract from an early draft of what was to become All Our Secrets.