New Zealand

Red Herring

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

Murder, political intrigue, bent cops and the fate of a nation - a thriller set in the murky underworld of 1951 New Zealand.

A man overboard, a murder and a lot of loose ends ...

In Auckland 1951 the workers and the government are heading for bloody confrontation and the waterfront is the frontline. But this is a war with more than two sides and nothing is what it seems.

Into the secret world of rival union politics, dark political agendas and worldwide anti-communist hysteria steps Johnny Molloy, a private detective with secrets of his own.

ISBN: 
9781775540984
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2016

Jonothan Cullinane

Author Information
Cullinane, Jonothan

Jonothan Cullinane was born in Palmerston North in 1951. Having established his proletarian bona fides as a roughneck on oil rigs in Canada and the North Sea and as a proofreader and bartender in New York City during the 1970s, he began working in the New Zealand film industry in 1981. In 2007 he wrote and directed We're Here to Help, about the Christchurch businessman Dave Henderson's titanic run-in with the IRD. The unprecedented success of that film led to a job as a postie in Mt Roskill, Auckland, a position he still holds.

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

Brannavan Gnanalingam

Author Information
Gnanalingam, Brannavan

Brannavan Gnanalingam is a critically-acclaimed novelist from the Hutt Valley, New Zealand. His previous novel Credit in the Straight World about a small town finance company collapse drew comparisons with A Confederacy of Dunces and Charles Dickens, whilst his other books have examined Kiwis travelling in Paris and West Africa. This, his fourth novel, is his first set in Wellington. He hopes - one day - to write a novel about cricket.