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My Brother's Keeper

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

Diane Rowe, our missing persons expert, will once again take us on a dark ride through the underbelly of a city not prepared to give up its secrets easily.

Sub Genre: 
Private Investigator
Special Interests: 
Missing Persons
ISBN: 
9781869509866
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Diane Rowe
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2013

Surrender

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

"A detective as tough as the country she comes from..."

Missing persons expert Diane Rowe is used to making sense of other people's lives. It's just a pity she's not having much luck with her own.

The brutal murder of her little sister, Niki, and the break-up of her marriage have tested her usual tough optimism. When Niki's killer turns up dead, Diane is determined to nail the truth, despite the best efforts of her policeman ex-husband to sideline her.

Sub Genre: 
Private Investigator
Special Interests: 
Missing Persons
ISBN: 
9780473174149
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Diane Rowe
Publisher: 
New Zealand Society of Authors
Year of Publication: 
2010

Donna Malane

Author Information
Malane, Donna

Donna Malane is a writer, television producer, script and series advisor, script writer, story-liner, script and story editor and developer.

She has written a huge variety of television including drama, crime-drama and doco-drama, fantasy, children’s drama, sketch comedy, and documentary. Although Donna’s writing has largely been for television she has also had two other books published and her plays and short stories have been broadcast on National Radio.
 

Frederick's Coat

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Thriller

When Johno comes out of prison, he resolves never to go back again. But his new life is not easy, especially as he soon finds himself in sole charge of his strange young son, Danny. Danny isn't the kind of son he would have chosen, but, in caring for the boy, Johno finds new meaning and new direction.

But what do you do when the world you've so carefully built comes crashing down? Can you ever escape your past?

ISBN: 
9781869415662
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2013

Alan Duff

Author Information
Duff, Alan

Alan Duff was born in Rotorua in 1950. He has written novels, including Once Were Warriors, One Night Out Stealing, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, Both Sides of the Moon, Szabad, Jake's Long Shadow, Dreamboat Dad and Who Sings for Lu?, the novella State Ward, several children's books and a number of non-fiction works. Once Were Warriors won the Pen Best First Book of Fiction Award and, as well, as What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, was made into an internationally acclaimed film.

The Beckoning Ice

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

The fifth in the Wiki Coffin series finds the U.S. Exploring Expedition off Cape Horn, a grim outpost made still more threatening by the report of a corpse on a drifting iceberg, closely followed by a gruesome death on board. Was it suicide, or a particularly brutal murder? Wiki investigates, only to find himself fighting desperately for his own life.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780992258832
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Publisher: 
Old Salt Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

Deadly Shoals

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

Wiki Coffin plays many parts on the U.S. Exploring Expedition---sailor, linguist, navigator, and, as half-Maori, cultural go-between. But then the brig Swallow reaches the coast of Patagonia, an area infamous for its rough gauchos and revolutionary spirit, and he must take on his other role, that of agent of U.S. law and order.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780312353377
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Publisher: 
Minotaur Books
Year of Publication: 
2007

Run Afoul

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

U.S. Exploring Expedition linguist Wiki Coffin sails with the famous convoy of ships toward Brazil, with no idea of the amazing events the fates and the winds have set in store for him.

As the great flagship Vincennes, under the dubious command of eccentric captain Charles Wilkes, leads the convoy toward a dramatic entrance in the port of Rio, careless maneuvering causes one of the vessels to run afoul of a Boston trading ship--a shocking embarrassment that none of the sailors aboard is likely to live down during their time in port.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780312353360
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Publisher: 
Minotaur Books
Year of Publication: 
2006

Shark Island

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

Wiki Coffin, linguist aboard the U.S. Exploring Expedition, the famous voyage meant to put America at the forefront of 19th century scientific discovery, brings many skills to his job. Whether he's translating native languages, assisting his good friend Captain George Rochester as unofficial first mate, or upholding the rule of law as deputy to the sheriff of the port of Virginia, Wiki is never far from the action aboard the seven ships that make up the expedition.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780312361471
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Publisher: 
Minotaur Books
Year of Publication: 
2006

A Watery Grave

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

The year is 1838, and after more than ten years in the planning, the famous United States Exploring Expedition is set to launch into uncharted waters from the coast of Virginia. A convoy of seven ships filled with astronomers, mapmakers, naturalists, and the sailors charged with getting them around the world, the "Ex. Ex." is finally underway, with much fanfare.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780312334420
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Publisher: 
Minotaur Books
Year of Publication: 
2005

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