New Zealand

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

The Murder Suite

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

Audrey owns "The Three Suites" perched high on a rural mountain top in Northland, New Zealand. Her many years of unsuccessful relationships have taken their toll on Audrey both physically and mentally. 

Now it is her time to get back at all the men that have done her wrong. 

Single, middle aged men who stay in Suite C start to go missing. There is a new constable in town and solving the mystery of the missing men is his responsibility and one he takes very seriously. 

ISBN: 
B00O1VOPP0
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Audrey Murders
Year of Publication: 
2014

Leonie Mateer

Author Information
Mateer, Leonie

Puppeteer, children's entertainer, owner of a model agency, TV talk show panelist, luxury accommodation owner, entrepreneur: storyteller Leonie Mateer has lived a full and diverse life. 

Born and raised in New Zealand, Mateer moved to the United States in her 30s to pursue business opportunities. She returned to New Zealand for several years in the 2000s, running a luxury lodge in Northland - which has been an inspiration for her crime series - and now splits her time between Northland and the United States. 

Starlight Peninsula

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

Eloise Hay lives on the Starlight Peninsula. Every weekday she travels into the city to work at Q TV Studio, assisting with the production of a current affairs show. One night she receives a phone call that will change her life forever.

ISBN: 
9781775538226
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Legend of Winstone Blackhat

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

In Winstone’s imagination, the Kid and his partner ride through the Wild West on the trail of their quarry. In Winstone’s actual life, he’s had to abandon his ‘partner’ and is hiding out in the tough landscape of Central Otago.

What has this boy run from, and how will the resilient and engaging twelve-year-old survive?

ISBN: 
9781775537755
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2015

Tanya Moir

Author Information
Moir, Tanya

Tanya Moir grew up in a small town in Southland, the deep south of New Zealand, and now lives on the west coast of Auckland with her husband and a large dog. 

The Death Ray Debacle

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

In June 1935 Takapuna inventor Victor Penny was attacked by foreign agents seeking what the newspapers dubbed a ‘death ray’. The government secretly shifted him to Somes Island in Wellington harbour to develop the weapon. The novel of this true story is told by Temporary Acting Detective Dan Delaney, seconded to Special Branch, forerunner of the Security Intelligence Service.

ISBN: 
9780992262235
Publisher: 
Silver Owl Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

David McGill

Author Information
McGill, David

David McGill is a New Zealand social historian who has published 53 books. Born in Auckland, educated in the Bay of Plenty and at a Christchurch seminary, he trained as a teacher and did a BA at Victoria University of Wellington. He worked as a feature writer for The Listener, Sydney’s The Bulletin, London’s TVTimes, wrote columns for the Evening Post in Wellington and edited a local lifestyle magazine before becoming a full-time writer in 1984.