Crime Fiction

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Review - ENTROPY, Robert Raker

Author Information
Book Title: 
Entropy
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
USA
ISBN: 
9781908959195
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Wattle Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2013

Drowning City

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

In a city of elusive agendas, it's hard to find the truth. It's even harder to find what's right. A bootlegger's dream is rocked by an attempt to destroy his lucrative business. What begins as a curious evening snowballs into a night-time odyssey as Fontana searches for answers he never thought he'd have to find. The city is saturated with criminal and political extremism - is there anyone he can trust?

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781775535522
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Red Room

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

In downtown Bangkok there is a Red Room where bad things happen; sometimes consensual, sometimes not. All of it is captured and sold for viewing pleasure.

An elegant Thai woman in her final year as a law student disappears after meeting a handsome DEA agent. Fearing the worst, her wealthy Russian boyfriend pleads with Kenny Jones, Private Detective, to find her. Amidst a backdrop of voyeurism, violence and illicit sex, Kenny wades through the dark undercurrent of the Bangkok night to uncover much more than is openly on show in the red light zone.

Location: 
Thailand
Series: 
Kenny Jones
Year of Publication: 
2012

Trade Me

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

TRADE ME is the second book that features a knock-about Australian resort manager – now – Private Detective, Kenny Jones.

Having made the change from battling resort manager to well cashed up P.I. (thanks to befriending a soon after dead elderly Chinese Mafia accountant - in ‘CHASING THE DRAGONS CACHE’ )– Kenny is back with his Thai wife May, along with the dubious Thai Fix-it man Lek, and his ex Border police minder Kit.

Kenny’s old friend from the Melbourne, Pete the barman, has been summoned for a holiday in Chiang Mai, not forgotten by his now rich buddy.

ISBN: 
B0089MYU34
Location: 
Thailand
Series: 
Kenny Jones
Publisher: 
Spanking Press
Year of Publication: 
2012

Chasing the Golden Dragon

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

When Kenny backs a winner at the races his life turns upside down. A holiday in Thailand turns into a nightmare when he tangles with the Triads, leading to murder, maiming and a mad dash with a bag of cash to a drug-running middleman on the border.

Chasing the Dragon is a cracking adventure written by Thailand's most famous private investigator, Warren Olson.

ISBN: 
B00GFZIV1E
Location: 
Thailand
Series: 
Kenny Jones
Publisher: 
Spanking Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

Review - THE KIND WORTH KILLING, Peter Swanson

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Kind Worth Killing
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
USA
ISBN: 
9780571302208
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - JIGSAW MAN, Elena Forbes

Author Information
Book Title: 
Jigsaw Man
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Mark Tartaglia
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Torch

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Melbourne, 1960: Mrs Blayney and her twelve year old son live in South Richmond. At least, they did, until their house burnt down. The prime suspect - one Keith Aloysius Gonzaga Kavanagh, also aged 12 - has mysteriously disappeared. Our narrator, the Blayney kid, sets off on a covert mission to find young Keith, who he privately dubs 'Flame Boy', to save him from the small army of irate locals - not to mention his mother - who want to see him put away.

ISBN: 
9780732299019
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2015

Before It Breaks

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Detective Daniel Clement is back in Broome, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to be impressed by his new team of small-town cops. Here, in the oasis on the edge of the desert, life is as stagnant as Clement’s latest career move.

But when a body is discovered a local fishing spot, it is clearly not the result of a crocodile attack. Somewhere in Broome is a hunter of a different kind.

As more bodies are found, Clement races to solve a decades-old mystery before a monster cyclone hits.

Location: 
Broome
Western Australia
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Laughterhouse

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

Theodore Tate never forgot his first crime scene - ten year-old Jessica Cole found dead in 'the Laughterhouse,' an old abandoned slaughterhouse with the 'S' painted over. The killer was found and arrested. Justice was served. Or was it?

Fifteen years later, a new killer arrives in Christchurch, and he has a list of people who were involved in Jessica's murder case, one of whom is the unfortunate Dr. Stanton, a man with three young girls.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781451677959
Location: 
Christchurch
Series: 
Theodore Tate
Publisher: 
Atria Books
Year of Publication: 
2012

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