Crime Fiction

Opportunity

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

A man confronts death after an operation, a devout Christian encounters a man who hurt her long ago, a secretary uncovers her boss's secret shame. And in a house in Auckland an elderly woman is writing the last book of her life, one which, she says, contains all of her crimes.

ISBN: 
9781869418793

Foreign City

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

Anna Devine, a young New Zealand painter living in London, has two chance encounters that set her on a search for answers. Can she really 'see' her new city properly? Can she reconcile family life and art? Her search leads her into past mysteries of her troubled family and her brother's death.

ISBN: 
186941727
Publisher: 
Random House Australia

Provocation

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

While not a thriller in the strictest sense, Provocation makes use of many elements of the genre: suspense, violent crime and legal drama all feature in a story which might best be described as New Zealand noir. It has been well-received in both the UK, where it was first published, and in New Zealand.

ISBN: 
0349112584
Location: 
Bristol
Publisher: 
Little & Brown
Year of Publication: 
1999

Guilt

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

Guilt (2000) follows the lives of four characters in 1987 Auckland. As the title suggests, it explores the phenomenon of guilt, and the damage that people can inadvertently inflict on one another.

ISBN: 
9780349111971
Location: 
Bristol
Publisher: 
Abacus
Year of Publication: 
2001

The Vines of Yarrabee

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

Set in Australia in the early days of colonization, this is the story of Yarrabee, a vineyard, and the people whose lives it dominated - Gilbert Massingham who created it and was obsessed by it, Eugenia his fastidious and sensitive English bride, and the convict woman, Molly Jarvis. Also the bibulous old Mrs Ashburton, Colm O'Connor, Irish artist and remittance man, Eugenia's and Gilbert's children, the convict servants who built the house and tended the vines.

Publisher: 
Hodder & Stoughton
Year of Publication: 
1969

The Bird in the Chimney

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

At the time of the Crimean war, Fanny Davenport is living with her cousins at Darkwater on the edge of Dartmoor. The legendary white bird said to haunt Darkwater as an omen of death means little to her until the strange events following the arrival of two young cousins and the appearance of Adam Marsh in the neighbourhood.

Publisher: 
Hodder & Stoughton
Year of Publication: 
1963

Whistle for the Crows

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

A beautiful young widow finds that her job at an Irish castle plunges her into mystery and adventure - autocratic old Miss O'Riordan, her nephews Rory and Liam and her niece Kitty all have secrets connected with the family skeleton in the cupboard, the dead Shamus's marriage.

Publisher: 
Hodder & Stoughton
Year of Publication: 
1962