Crime Fiction

Marlborough Man

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

Nick Chester is working as a sergeant for the Havelock police in the Marlborough Sound, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. If the river isn’t flooded and the land hasn’t slipped, it’s paradise. Unless you are also hiding from a ruthless man with a grudge, in which case, remote beauty has its own kind of danger. In the last couple of weeks, two local boys have vanished. Their bodies are found, but the Pied Piper is still at large.

Marlborough Man is a gripping story about the hunter and the hunted, and about what happens when evil takes hold in a small town.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Undercover Cop
ISBN: 
9781925164534
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Nick Chester
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Dead Again, Sandi Wallace

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dead Again
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780995377677
Series: 
Georgie Harvey
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Daylesford
Publisher: 
Atlas Productions
Year of Publication: 
2017

Good Cop Bad Cop

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

Detective Jim Kelleher's daughter Annie is a teenage prostitute who's addicted to crystal meth but in his eyes she's still a lamb being preyed upon by wolves. He feels she's far too close to her Polynesian gangster boyfriend and the motorcycle gang and the triads he deals drugs with... and is there even some more forbidden cargo? Meanwhile, Jim's new partner Stuart has the unenviable task of trying to stop Jim from falling victim to the same temptations he's trying to save his daughter from.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
9781533562593
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Girl in Kellers Way

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When a body is found buried near the desolate forest road of Kellers Way, Detective Melanie Carter must identify the victim if she is to have any chance of finding the killer. That's no easy task with fragmentary evidence from a crime committed years earlier and a conspiracy of silence from anyone who might have information.

ISBN: 
9780143785446
Publisher: 
Michael Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2017

Like a Moth to a Flame

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

Nick Adamson is back in Thailand where psychopathic serial killers are murdering women unchecked and in cold blood in the Bangkog night. Nick is set up by one killer to bring down another but when he is framed for the death of a high profile socialite he must balance the need to clear his name with the need for revenge. With the help of friends, old and new, he plots a series of brutal showdowns to seek justice ... for all the victims and most of all, for himself.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
9781533095596
Location: 
Thailand
Series: 
Nick Adamson
Publisher: 
Spanking Pulp Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Revelations of Carey Ravine

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

London in the 1770s is bursting with opportunity. It's a city fuelled by new ideas and new money, where everything is for sale - including entree into the ruling class.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781782069966
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Punishment, Anne Holt

Author Information
Book Title: 
Punishment
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Norway
ISBN: 
9781848876132
Series: 
Adam Stubo
Johanne Vik
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Publisher: 
Corbus
Year of Publication: 
2016

Ruby and the Blue Sky

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

Grammy night, 2021. Ruby wins 'Best Song' and makes an impulsive acceptance speech that excites nature lovers across the world. While Ruby and her band celebrate, an extreme evangelical sect, funded by covert paymasters, dispatches a disciple on a ruthless mission to England.

As the band plays its sold-out tour, Ruby is pursued by eco-groupies insisting she use her new fame to fight climate change.

ISBN: 
9780473345518
Location: 
Leeds
Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Ruru Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Stranger

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Political journalist Nick Hunter suddenly loses his memory. He can't find his wallet, his computer password or even his name. When it comes to women it's even more confusing. Does he have a lover or a wife?

It doesn't get any easier when he realises his life is in danger as he's been researching a story on corruption at the highest level of political life. Things get even stickier once Nick has a 6-shooter out of his safety deposit box and in his hand, ready to fire in his own defence.

ISBN: 
9780995421981
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Sydney School of Arts and Humanities
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Ice Shroud

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

When a woman's body is discovered frozen in the ice of a river near the alpine resort of Queenstown, Detective Sergeant Malcolm Buchan faces both a mystery and a moral dilemma. The identity of the nude woman is critical to the motives and manner of her murder, and Buchan is personally involved. So are a number of locals, from ski bums to multi-millionaire businessman.

Newly appointed to head CIB in the Southern Lakes district, Buchan hunts the killer through the entanglements of corruption and abuse that lie barely below the surface of the tourist towns. 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780986456442
Location: 
New Zealand
Queenstown
Series: 
Malcolm Buchan
Publisher: 
Bush Press
Year of Publication: 
2016