Charlotte Grimshaw

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



July on AustCrimeFiction

July on AustCrime, and another busy month of reading and reviewing. It could very well be that I'm out of sync with these postings again. Who knows.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Certain Admissions, Gideon Haigh (Aust / True Crime)

Review - Starlight Peninsula, Charlotte Grimshaw

Author Information
Book Title: 
Starlight Peninsula
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781775538226
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2015

And Then There Were Nine - 2016 Ngaio Marsh Longlist Announced

A record number of entrants and a kaleidoscopic range of crime tales illustrates the growth of New Zealand crime writing but provided a real challenge for the judges of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, who have revealed the longlist for their 2016 award today. 

April on AustCrimeFiction

You knew this would be late didn't you? 

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill

#amreading Starlight Peninsula, Charlotte Grimshaw

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

So having had my socks blown off by one New Zealand / Ngaio Marsh contender, the next book in the queue was intriguing, another most unusual slow burner of a read with all sorts of potential to go in all sorts of directions. That, needless to say, was the end of all but essential chores for the rest of the weekend.

From the Blurb:

Starlight Peninsula

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

Eloise Hay lives on the Starlight Peninsula. Every weekday she travels into the city to work at Q TV Studio, assisting with the production of a current affairs show. One night she receives a phone call that will change her life forever.

ISBN: 
9781775538226
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2015

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