New Zealand

Made to Kill

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

It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the office--young, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I'm Ray, the world's last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fine--after all, the last place you'd expect to find Hollywood's best hit man is in the plain light of day.

ISBN: 
9780765379184
Publisher: 
Tor Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

Adam Christopher

Author Information
Christopher, Adam

Adam Christopher was born in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2006, he moved to the sunny North West of England, where he lives in domestic bliss with wife and cat in a house next to a canal. Adam’s short fiction has appeared in Pantechnicon, Hub, and Dark Fiction Magazine. Adam's debut novel, Empire State, is due from Angry Robot in January 2012.

Blood, Wine & Chocolate

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

A blackly comic murder mystery involving very expensive wine and an overdose of chilli chocolate.

Two little boys start out as friends but their lives take two different paths. One becomes all he wants to be and is 'saved' by marrying a woman with the strength to keep him on the right side of the law and he has something to live for. The other is a boy who is given no choice about his life and the person he will become and the things he will do. When they meet again the contrast is stark. Like the 'Cain and Abel' story, but more violent.

ISBN: 
9781775540533
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Year of Publication: 
2015

Julie Thomas

Author Information
Thomas, Julie

Julie started writing at the age of eight, stories about pre-revolutionary Russian princesses who rode troikas through the snow. She has worked in the media for over 25 years, radio, TV and film. She has written three novels and seven feature film scripts. In 2011 she sold her house in Auckland and moved two hours south to Cambridge, a glorious English style village, not unlike St Mary Mede.

Boom and Bust

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

Boom and Bust is a violent hard-boiled crime novel about a man forced into acts of desperation and depravity by debt. He is over-committed in the property market and is changing careers to have a crack as a real estate agent just as the Global Financial Crisis is about to hit. His timing couldn't be worse and the bodies are piling up around him as he tries to shoot his way out of trouble. 

ISBN: 
9781508430544
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Mark of Halam

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

USS Ulysses: State-of-the-art nuclear submarine. Deterrent. Target.

When an Olympic medalist is the subject of an attempted assassination, former SAS trooper Jeff Bradley knows his past is once again casting a shadow over his new life. A note left by the assassin confirms his suspicions: Bradley made an enemy back in Kosovo, and the man is out for revenge. But Jeff knows the killer is not working alone: higher up the ranks sits Avni Leka, a terrorist warlord who will stop at nothing to achieve his bloody goal.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
9781503946422
Series: 
Jeff Bradley
Publisher: 
Thomas & Mercer
Year of Publication: 
2015

Thomas Ryan

Author Information
Ryan, Thomas

Thomas Ryan has been a soldier in a theatre of war, traded in Eastern Europe, trampled the jungles of Asia and struggled through the trials of love and loss: ideal life experiences for a would-be author. Schooled by professionals who have helped him hone his literary style, Ryan is quickly establishing himself as a skilled writer of riveting thrillers and short stories. He considers himself foremost a storyteller, a creator who has plunged his psyche into the world of imagination and fantasy. Taking readers on a thrilling journey is what motivates Ryan as a writer.

Angus Gillies

Author Information
Gillies, Angus

Angus Gillies is the author of books about All Black Justin Marshall, Blackcaps cricketer Adam Parore, Kiwis rugby league player Matthew Ridge, his father former Celtic footballer Iain Gillies and pop star John Rowles. He has also written the three volume true crime series Ngati Dread, crime novella The Lizard Song and a journalism book about TV news coverage of the death of Princess Diana. He is a TV producer at 3 News in New Zealand. He is married to the artist Tui Emma Gillies and they have three children together, plus Angus has an older son.

The Murder Trail

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

Audrey is a psychopath and a serial killer residing in a coastal town in the rural far north of New Zealand. 

Audrey discovers a drug cartel is using her Tiromoana Cabin Resort for cocaine trafficking. She appears to be helping the police when the drugs go missing and bodies start turning up, but is she? 

“The Murder Trail” is the third book in the series: The Audrey Murders 

Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Audrey Murders
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Cabin by the Sea

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

Audrey does not call it murder. She is just looking for the perfect tenant. 

Having lost everything; her fortune, her career and her youth, Audrey has moved to her family’s remote seaside property in the far north of New Zealand. In order to survive financially she is forced to rent out a small cabin on the 14 wooded acres. But finding the right tenant proves to be more difficult than she even imagined. 

The local police found a young girl’s body washed up on a remote rocky beach. Two more suspicious deaths follow. 

Who are they? 

ISBN: 
B00O3XCDHS
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Audrey Murders
Year of Publication: 
2014