New Zealand

Rat Bait

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

Set in New Zealand, Rat Bait is a tense thriller which follows the activities of Zack Garroway as he pursues a one-man crime spree after being released from prison. Being part of a small community has its drawbacks despite the lengths to which he goes to cover his tracks, and the local police are not as laidback as they appear.

As the net begins to close in, Zack goes to stay with his ex-naval uncle while the heat dies down, but Zack's complete disregard for society and individuals leads him into dangerous waters. An entertaining read with a dark twist. 

ISBN: 
9781786932877
Publisher: 
Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd
Year of Publication: 
2017

Hot Flush

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

SUPERPOWERS SHOULD NOT BE WASTED ON THE YOUNG

Euphemia Sage watched helplessly as Jane, covered in blood, clutched her precious jewelry and was bundled into the Mercedes. Just a few days earlier she’d discovered that Alison, her mousy receptionist at Sage Consulting, had been working as a loan shark on the side. And now Alison, her husband and those thick-necked men in the cheap suits wanted the money back.

Sub Genre: 
Comic
ISBN: 
9780473389550
Publisher: 
Wonderful World
Year of Publication: 
2017

Suspicion

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

When Mr Bennett, Head Teacher of Trenwith High School, dies in mysterious circumstances, suspicion falls on 18 year old JOE MERCER. Joe is the epitome of a young hooligan-permanently excluded from Trenwith High School, always hiding behind his hoodie, except for when he's hooning around on his motor bike. Then it's his full-face helmet that provides his camouflage. But did he really do it? His best friends, SEB HOWELL, whose smile can make girls lose their balance, and Seb's girlfriend EMILY BENNETT, the head teacher's daughter, think not and set out to prove him innocent.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
ISBN: 
9781544941578
Publisher: 
Createspace
Year of Publication: 
2017

A.L. Neville

Author Information
Neville, A.L.

In a previous life Ann Neville was a nurse, and a secondary school music and mathematics teacher. As a writer, most of her work has been non-fiction. However, in 2011, she completed a course in creative writing with Mandy Hager through Whitireia Polytechnic. The resultant book was short-listed for the Tom Fitzgibbon Award.

Painted

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Horror

If art can capture a soul, what happens when one of those souls escapes?

When art appraiser Anita Cassatt is sent to catalogue the extensive collection of reclusive artist Leo Kubin, it isn’t only the chilly atmosphere of the secluded house making her shiver.

Upon entering the house, Anita stands before a silent audience of portraits clustered on every wall. Every painted eye is watching her, including those of the unfinished portrait on the artist’s easel. A portrait with an eerie familiarity.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
9780473398439
Publisher: 
Squabbling Sparrows Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Kirsten McKenzie

Author Information
McKenzie, Kirsten

A former Customs Officer, Kirsten McKenzie fought international crime for several years before leaving to help run the family antique shop. Ten years of surrounding herself with beautiful old things resulted in the publication of her first novel and her evolvement into a full time author.

The Shadow Dancers

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

“We are The Division. This is what we do.” 

A politician’s daughter goes missing in Turkey, as Russia bombs neighbouring Syria and chaos explodes throughout the Middle East. Rob Moore of Division 5 is sent from London to find her, but he’s a man with his own problems. 

Racked with self-doubt and facing middle age, former Special Forces operator Moore is on a downward slide of self-destruction and his career is about to implode. He’s the last man who should be diving into a powder keg right now, but it may just be his last shot at redemption-if he makes it out alive. 

ISBN: 
B01N5LARS6
Location: 
Europe
United Kingdom

Angus McLean

Author Information
McLean, Angus

I'm a Police officer and writer, a student of life and a fan of crime and adventure fiction.

I grew up watching the TV private eye and cop shows of the 80's, rocking to the music of the 80's and reading classic crime and action stories-some of these were written in the 80's. Did I mention the 80's rocked?