Victoria University Press

Lifting

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

Amy is a store detective at Cutty’s, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She’s good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty’s is closing down. Amy has a young baby, an ailing mother, and a large mortgage. She also has a past as an activist.



ISBN: 
9781776561025
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Tess

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

"In the silence she could hear the oncoming hum, like a large flock approaching. She didn’t want to hear his story; she’d had enough of them."



Tess is on the run when she’s picked up from the side of the road by lonely middle-aged father Lewis Rose. With reluctance, she’s drawn into his family troubles and comes to know a life she never had. 

Set in Masterton at the turn of the millennium, Tess is a gothic love story about the ties that bind and tear a family apart.

ISBN: 
9781776561001
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Baby

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

‘Cynthia can understand how Anahera feels just by looking at her body.’

Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away and buy ‘Baby’, an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But strange events on an empty island turn their life together in a different direction.

Sub Genre: 
Psychological Thriller
ISBN: 
9781776561667
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley, Danyl McLauchlan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781776560479
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Humour
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
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