New Zealand

Jude Knight

Author Information
Knight, Jude

My goal is to give you stories to transport you to another time, another place, where you can enjoy adventure and romance, thrill to trials and challenges, uncover secrets and solve mysteries, and delight in a happy ending.

I’ve been telling stories all my life: making up serial tales to amuse my friends and children, imagining sequels to books that have moved me and left me wanting more, occasionally submitting short stories to magazines and the radio, starting more than a dozen novels set in different times and places.

Marlborough Man

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

Nick Chester is working as a sergeant for the Havelock police in the Marlborough Sound, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. If the river isn’t flooded and the land hasn’t slipped, it’s paradise. Unless you are also hiding from a ruthless man with a grudge, in which case, remote beauty has its own kind of danger. In the last couple of weeks, two local boys have vanished. Their bodies are found, but the Pied Piper is still at large.

Marlborough Man is a gripping story about the hunter and the hunted, and about what happens when evil takes hold in a small town.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Undercover Cop
ISBN: 
9781925164534
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Nick Chester
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Good Cop Bad Cop

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

Detective Jim Kelleher's daughter Annie is a teenage prostitute who's addicted to crystal meth but in his eyes she's still a lamb being preyed upon by wolves. He feels she's far too close to her Polynesian gangster boyfriend and the motorcycle gang and the triads he deals drugs with... and is there even some more forbidden cargo? Meanwhile, Jim's new partner Stuart has the unenviable task of trying to stop Jim from falling victim to the same temptations he's trying to save his daughter from.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
9781533562593
Year of Publication: 
2016

Like a Moth to a Flame

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

Nick Adamson is back in Thailand where psychopathic serial killers are murdering women unchecked and in cold blood in the Bangkog night. Nick is set up by one killer to bring down another but when he is framed for the death of a high profile socialite he must balance the need to clear his name with the need for revenge. With the help of friends, old and new, he plots a series of brutal showdowns to seek justice ... for all the victims and most of all, for himself.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
9781533095596
Location: 
Thailand
Series: 
Nick Adamson
Publisher: 
Spanking Pulp Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

John Daysh

Author Information
Daysh, John

John is a sixth generation New Zealander through his maternal blood lines and the Great, Great, Great, Grandson of John Daysh whom arrived in New Zealand in 1841 from Hamshire, England. Just two years after the Treaty of Waitangi which granted Britain dual sovereignty (with the indigenous Maori) over New Zealand. He is a proud New Zealander who knows Thailand well.  

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The Revelations of Carey Ravine

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

London in the 1770s is bursting with opportunity. It's a city fuelled by new ideas and new money, where everything is for sale - including entree into the ruling class.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781782069966
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2016

Debra Daley

Author Information
Daley, Debra

Debra Daley was born in New Zealand and grew up in west Auckland in a family of Irish extraction. After graduating from the University of Auckland she was employed as a journalist and editor in London and then in Sydney. She also worked as a screenwriter and as a public health journalist in Auckland, while raising two sons. She subsequently lived in Ibiza, and London again, where she wrote her first historical novel, Turning the Stones. She now lives in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Ruby and the Blue Sky

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

Grammy night, 2021. Ruby wins 'Best Song' and makes an impulsive acceptance speech that excites nature lovers across the world. While Ruby and her band celebrate, an extreme evangelical sect, funded by covert paymasters, dispatches a disciple on a ruthless mission to England.

As the band plays its sold-out tour, Ruby is pursued by eco-groupies insisting she use her new fame to fight climate change.

ISBN: 
9780473345518
Location: 
Leeds
Yorkshire
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Ruru Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Katherine Dewar

Author Information
Dewar, Katherine

A seventies child and eighties teen, author Katherine Dewar was raised in North Yorkshire in a house filled with books, computers and animals. She studied politics and worked in Leeds before emigrating to Aotearoa NZ, where she founded a marketing business, GoodSense, to help worthwhile companies and volunteers with the Green Party.

The Ice Shroud

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

When a woman's body is discovered frozen in the ice of a river near the alpine resort of Queenstown, Detective Sergeant Malcolm Buchan faces both a mystery and a moral dilemma. The identity of the nude woman is critical to the motives and manner of her murder, and Buchan is personally involved. So are a number of locals, from ski bums to multi-millionaire businessman.

Newly appointed to head CIB in the Southern Lakes district, Buchan hunts the killer through the entanglements of corruption and abuse that lie barely below the surface of the tourist towns. 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780986456442
Location: 
New Zealand
Queenstown
Series: 
Malcolm Buchan
Publisher: 
Bush Press
Year of Publication: 
2016