Alan Carter

Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Having just posted a media announcement on the 2018 Ngaio Marsh longlist (the media announcement is here), now for a few personal comments. Firstly and most importantly, if you've been standing by waiting for a review to be posted (especially if your book was in the submissions list), this is the reason for the delay.

Returning to the scene of the crime: Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Two authors who returned to crime writing after more than a decade away have today been named among an eclectic longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel.

Review - Marlborough Man, Alan Carter

Author Information
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

Review - BAD SEED, Alan Carter

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Book Title: 
Bad Seed
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925162257
Series: 
Cato Kwong
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Perth
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

Currently Reading - Bad Seed, Alan Carter

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It jumped out at me, it literally jumped out at me ... It's not so much queue jumping as me being chronically unable to resist temptation. And a new Cato Kwong is too much temptation. Love this series, and if what I've read so far of this is any indication - oh this is a good one.

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Review - GETTING WARMER - Alan Carter

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Book Title: 
Getting Warmer
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922089205
Series: 
Cato Kwong
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
WA
Perth
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - Getting Warmer, Alan Carter

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Another long weekend Australian read

From the Blurb:

Cato Kwong is back. Back in Boom Town and back on a real case – the unsolved mystery of a missing fifteen-year-old girl. But it’s midsummer in the city of millionaires and it’s not just the heat that stinks. A pig corpse, peppered with nails, is uncovered in a shallow grave and a body, with its throat cut, turns up in the local nightclub. As a series of blunders by Cato’s colleague brings the squad under intense scrutiny, Cato’s own sympathy for a suspect threatens to derail his case and his career.