Crime Fiction

Shafts of Strife

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

The New Zealand government – led by autocratic Prime Minister Wynyard Nairn – approves the establishment of a USA naval facility, and in the middle of Wellington’s pristine harbour.

Given the anti-nuclear stance in the country, all hell breaks out!

Daily protests and rallies occur and threats of mayhem are made. Within days anarchy rules; Parliament is occupied, the US Embassy is attacked and two die, a major TV communications tower is destroyed and central Wellington is blockaded. But when the International Airport is forced to close, the situation reaches crisis point.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
9780994459794
Location: 
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2016

Dead Again

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It is almost two years since wildfires ravaged the tiny town of Bullock, and Melbourne journalist, Georgie Harvey, is on assignment in the recovering town to write a feature story on the anniversary of the tragedy.

In nearby Daylesford, police officer, John Franklin, is investigating a spree of vandalism and burglaries, while champing to trade his uniform for the plain clothes of a detective.

ISBN: 
9780995377677
Location: 
Daylesford
Series: 
Georgie Harvey
Publisher: 
Atlas Productions
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - You, Caroline Kepnes

Author Information
Book Title: 
You
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
USA
ISBN: 
9781471137372
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Psychological Thriller
Location: 
USA
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Ragdoll, Daniel Cole

Author Information
Book Title: 
Ragdoll
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781409168744
Series: 
Wolf and Baxter
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Thriller
Serial Killer
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Payback

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

Solikha Duong lives the carefree life of a village girl in northern Cambodia until her world is torn apart by ‘truck men’ from the south. But Solikha is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight ...

Alice Kwann is on vacation when she’s set upon by thugs at a stopover in northern Nevada. But Alice too is tough, resourceful, and won’t give up without a fight ...

What binds these women together is a shocking trade – the third-largest criminal activity in the world – but one we’d rather ignore. 

ISBN: 
9780473348861
Location: 
Cambodia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley

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

A desolate valley.

A missing mathematician.

A glamorous and beguiling council bureaucrat with a hidden past.

A cryptic map leading to an impossible labyrinth.

An ancient conspiracy; an ancient evil.

A housing development without proper planning permission.

All leading to the most mysterious mystery of all.

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley is a dark and forbidding new comic farce by the author of Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
9781776560479
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Saigon Dark, Elka Ray

Author Information
Book Title: 
Saigon Dark
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Vietnam
Canada
ISBN: 
B01M4PZWBX
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Psychological Thriller
Location: 
Vietnam
Publisher: 
Crime Wave Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Great Swindle, Pierre Lemaitre

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Great Swindle
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
France
ISBN: 
9781623659073
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Fraud
Historical
Location: 
France
Publisher: 
Maclehose Press Quercus
Year of Publication: 
2015

Something for Nothing

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It’s not every day a bloke stumbles across a dismembered torso on Nobby’s beach.

Lachie Munro is starting to feel like he’s a magnet for trouble. Only the day before he fished a giant haul of heroin out of his favourite abalone poaching spot near Newcastle.

There’s a better than even chance that the heroin and the torso are connected and he should leave well enough alone. But the opportunity to get ahead of the game is too good to pass up.

ISBN: 
9781925344936
Publisher: 
Affirm Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Crimson Lake, Candice Fox

Author Information
Book Title: 
Crimson Lake
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780143781905
Series: 
Ted Conkaffey
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2017