2017

Murder on Broadway

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It's Broadway in Reefton, the new, booming 1870s gold town.

Suspiciously, Gordon Trembath, a naive young police constable has been left in charge over Christmas and New Year. He is immediately faced with investigating a murder carried out by sly-groggers in the valley.

In the meantime, the town has been invaded by "a collection of scamps, card sharps, liars and chats who have come to town for the pickings available in the holiday season."

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780473415952
Publisher: 
Cornwall Publications
Year of Publication: 
2017

Different Shadows

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Police sergeant Harry Brent, working in Queenstown, New Zealand is accidentally shot by a hunter. While still on light duties he is posted to the Christchurch office to work on cold cases. 

What does the difference between the shadows mean? Who is the body in the trench at Tekapo Military Camp? Harry’s eye for detail and his need to know set him on the path to answering these questions. 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
B078LT2TN3
Series: 
Harry Brent
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Sound of Her Voice

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

For Detective Matt Buchanan, the world is a pretty sick place. He has probably been in the job too long, for one thing. And then there’s 14-year-old Samantha Coates, and the other unsolved murder cases. Those innocent girls he just can’t get out of his head. When Buchanan pursues some fresh leads, it soon becomes clear he’s on the trail of something big. As he pieces the horrific crimes together, Buchanan finds the very foundations of everything he once believed in start to crumble.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780473393601
Series: 
Matt Buchanan
Publisher: 
Mary Egan Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Tess

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

"In the silence she could hear the oncoming hum, like a large flock approaching. She didn’t want to hear his story; she’d had enough of them."



Tess is on the run when she’s picked up from the side of the road by lonely middle-aged father Lewis Rose. With reluctance, she’s drawn into his family troubles and comes to know a life she never had. 

Set in Masterton at the turn of the millennium, Tess is a gothic love story about the ties that bind and tear a family apart.

ISBN: 
9781776561001
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Baby

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller

‘Cynthia can understand how Anahera feels just by looking at her body.’

Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away and buy ‘Baby’, an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But strange events on an empty island turn their life together in a different direction.

Sub Genre: 
Psychological Thriller
ISBN: 
9781776561667
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Floating Basin

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Another boat reversed into one of the berthing bays not far from where Ru stood. He watched the wake spread across the lagoon to the bank in front of the car park, where the water rounded at its edges and formed the continuum of a basin. The ripples raced across to the islands: the rushes shuddered and were sucked beneath the water: seconds later they sprang back in surprise.

ISBN: 
9780473380878
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Lost Taonga

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Their Taonga: Ngai Tahu’s ancient and sacred treasure. Everybody covets it. When it is stolen, the ancestors start wreaking havoc. The curse destroys people’s lives. Boats are overturned, babies die at birth, throats are slit. It must be returned to appease the ancestors. It has drawn Countess Margarita Szechnyi and Boyland the Collector, otherwise known as the Butcher of Warsaw, together into a web of murder, intrigue, love and deceit.

ISBN: 
9780994130464
Series: 
Inspector O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Lucano
Year of Publication: 
2017

A Suitable Time for Vengeance

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

London 1887: a year of Continental anarchist- and American-financed Fenian violence. The suspicious death of Patrick O’Rorke’s boyhood friend Tom O’Brien – the internationally famous tenor known as Tomaso Briani – propels the former colonial detective into dangerous places when he is called on to investigate by both Briani’s mysterious widow, the Contessa di Stephani, and ambitious but devious Detective Chief Inspector Wilson of Scotland Yard’s Special Branch, himself embroiled in the Yard’s own labyrinthine power struggles.

ISBN: 
9780995100206
Series: 
Inspector O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Lucano
Year of Publication: 
2017

Aukati

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

“There was Polly’s tokotoko on the ground. Carved and polished, with its eel head, the snout inlaid with pāua. Alexia picked it up and cracked it across the cop’s shoulders. She raised it again and hit and hit. She would stop this.”

Alexia is a law student escaping the Greek family that stifles her, and Isaiah is a young Māori returning home to find the family he’s lost. Cut loose from their own cultures, they have volunteered to help Isaiah’s Taranaki iwi get rid of the fracking that’s devastating their land and water.

ISBN: 
9780994137852
Publisher: 
Makaro Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Notice of Death

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When a Ryxin woman's body is found washed up on a beach, a prison inmate believes her friend has been murdered. She asks PI Curtis McCoy and his assistant Janux, to investigate. When they interview several ex-prisoners a complex web of intrigue unfolds. But who is the killer? And what is the motive? A psychological thriller set amidst the harsh discrimination in which Ryxins live. But is this what drives someone to kill? Or are there other more far reaching factors involved?

ISBN: 
B01NH9U4AZ
Series: 
Ryxin Trilogy
Year of Publication: 
2017