2016

Days Are Like Grass

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

A beautiful New Zealand summer. An ugly past that won’t stay buried.

Paediatric surgeon Claire Bowerman has reluctantly returned to Auckland from London. Calm, rational and in control, she loves delicately repairing her small patients’ wounds. Tragically, wounds sometimes made by the children’s own families.

Yossi wants to marry Claire. He thinks they’ve come to the safest place on earth, worlds away from the violence he knew growing up. He revels in the glorious summer, the idyllic islands of the gulf.

ISBN: 
9780994104762
Publisher: 
Eunoia Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Direction of Our Fear

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

On a morning commuter train in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, the lives of three people briefly intersect. Sally is a 17-year-old, tentatively stepping into womanhood. Brendan is a middle-aged widower, living in the shadow of his wife's death. Tamas is a Hungarian immigrant, missing his wife and child as he struggles to begin a new life far from home. Meanwhile, in a nondescript building near Dunedin's Otago University, Farida translates messages for the security services and catches glimpses of a plot that could threaten them all.

ISBN: 
9780473349653
Publisher: 
BMS Books
Year of Publication: 
2016

Look Away, Dixieland

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

A desperate cavalry action carried out to save a retreating Confederate army in the American Civil War is the prelude to the court-martial and judicial murder of the hero who led it. In 2010, in the first term of America’s first black President, the Journal written from old age by the only survivor of that desperate charge surfaces against a backdrop of bomb outrages throughout the states of the original Confederacy.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
B01N0PU0OY
Year of Publication: 
2016

A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse

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

Rachel McManus has just started at the New Zealand Alarm and Response Ministry. One of the few females working there, she is forced to traverse the peculiarities of Wellington bureaucracy, lascivious colleagues, and decades of sedimented hierarchy. She has the chance to prove herself by investigating a suspected terrorist, who they fear is radicalising impressionable youth and may carry out an attack himself on the nation's capital. 

ISBN: 
9780473356347
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Student Body

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

In The Student Body, Simon Wyatt takes the reader on a thrilling journey to catch a killer through his eyes as a former police detective. A popular fifteen-year-old girl is strangled to death at a school camp on Auckland's west coast. The posing of the body suggests a sexual motive. Nick Knight, a week into his role as a newly promoted detective sergeant, is tasked with the critical job of leading the Suspects Team.Nick - who turned his back on a lucrative career as a lawyer - is well-versed at dealing with the dark sides of human nature.

ISBN: 
9780473362430
Year of Publication: 
2016

A Confidential Agreement

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

A small community, broken families, a bloody murder, and an ending you won’t see coming 

When Frida Delaney returns home to New Zealand after a self-imposed exile the last thing she expects to find is her neighbour’s bloody body and to be caught up in a murder inquiry. An inquiry that reaches into the darkest side of politics, financial conspiracy and families. 

ISBN: 
B01KH3PFX6
Year of Publication: 
2016

Murder in the Family

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

Audrey is a psychopath and a serial killer residing in a small town in rural New Zealand. Audrey's three estranged sisters arrive at Tiromoana for their brother's funeral stirring up a dark family history of murder and deceit. Murder in the Family is the fourth book in the series: The Audrey Murders

ISBN: 
9780997657425
Series: 
The Audrey Murders
Year of Publication: 
2016

My Name is Milena Rokva

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

After seven years living as Alexandra Gastone, Milena Rokva is now free to be her true self, if only she knew who that was or had time to find out. Milena is in a race against time to bring down Perun, the very organization that trained her as a spy. Perun is no longer content to use their network of sleeper agents to protect her homeland and is maneuvered to take control of the world’s energy markets, sending the globe into chaos.

ISBN: 
9780473362218
Series: 
Alexandra Gastone
Year of Publication: 
2016

Ripple of Danger

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

It seemed like such a good idea. Lockie, a retired New Zealand schoolteacher, moves to Macleay Island, in Australia's Moreton Bay after the death of his beloved wife. He settles to the subtropical island's lifestyle and makes friends with the local characters, but his peace is disrupted when he rents the other half of his duplex to an ex-model, Renata, and her seven-year-old son, JJ.

ISBN: 
9780994389848
Year of Publication: 
2016

Please Do Not Disturb

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

A funny, disturbing, and deeply affecting novel of power, corruption, and innocence in colonial Africa, by the author of Terms & Conditions.

As the African nation of Bwalo prepares for The Big Day—the only day in the year the ailing King talks to his subjects—we meet five very different people:

Charlie, a curious boy with a dangerous dictaphone habit, eavesdrops on the eccentric guests of the Mirage Hotel.

ISBN: 
9781632864307
Year of Publication: 
2016