New Zealand

Review - Dead Lemons, Finn Bell

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dead Lemons
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473368050
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
BooksGoSocial
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Floating Basin

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

Another boat reversed into one of the berthing bays not far from where Ru stood. He watched the wake spread across the lagoon to the bank in front of the car park, where the water rounded at its edges and formed the continuum of a basin. The ripples raced across to the islands: the rushes shuddered and were sucked beneath the water: seconds later they sprang back in surprise.

ISBN: 
9780473380878
Year of Publication: 
2017

Carolyn Hawes

Author Information
Hawes, Carolyn

Carolyn Hawes was born in Westport. From the age of 14 she began writing poetry and then turned to short story writing. Later she researched and wrote a local history book, Great Expectations: the Colonisation of Buller. She has written articles for the local Westport paper, The News, including a column containing 25 biographical stories about Westport's mayors from 1873 until 1983 and has had freelance articles in The Press, Nelson Mail and various journals.

The Hidden Room

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

Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laura's career as an architect is taking off at last. Everything's perfect.

Except, it isn't.

Someone is about to walk into their happy family and tear it apart.

Laurie has been hiding from him for years. The question is, now that he's found her, can she keep her family safe? And just how far will she go to protect them?

ISBN: 
9780349007908
Publisher: 
Virago
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Lost Taonga

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

Their Taonga: Ngai Tahu’s ancient and sacred treasure. Everybody covets it. When it is stolen, the ancestors start wreaking havoc. The curse destroys people’s lives. Boats are overturned, babies die at birth, throats are slit. It must be returned to appease the ancestors. It has drawn Countess Margarita Szechnyi and Boyland the Collector, otherwise known as the Butcher of Warsaw, together into a web of murder, intrigue, love and deceit.

ISBN: 
9780994130464
Series: 
Inspector O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Lucano
Year of Publication: 
2017

A Suitable Time for Vengeance

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

London 1887: a year of Continental anarchist- and American-financed Fenian violence. The suspicious death of Patrick O’Rorke’s boyhood friend Tom O’Brien – the internationally famous tenor known as Tomaso Briani – propels the former colonial detective into dangerous places when he is called on to investigate by both Briani’s mysterious widow, the Contessa di Stephani, and ambitious but devious Detective Chief Inspector Wilson of Scotland Yard’s Special Branch, himself embroiled in the Yard’s own labyrinthine power struggles.

ISBN: 
9780995100206
Series: 
Inspector O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Lucano
Year of Publication: 
2017

Aukati

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

“There was Polly’s tokotoko on the ground. Carved and polished, with its eel head, the snout inlaid with pāua. Alexia picked it up and cracked it across the cop’s shoulders. She raised it again and hit and hit. She would stop this.”

Alexia is a law student escaping the Greek family that stifles her, and Isaiah is a young Māori returning home to find the family he’s lost. Cut loose from their own cultures, they have volunteered to help Isaiah’s Taranaki iwi get rid of the fracking that’s devastating their land and water.

ISBN: 
9780994137852
Publisher: 
Makaro Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Michalia Arathimos

Author Information
Arathimos, Michalia

Michalia Arathimos is a Greek / New Zealand writer who lives in Melbourne with her partner and two sons. She is a prize-winning author of short stories and essays, and winner of the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards, 2016. She works as a freelance editor and is the fiction reviewer for Melbourne magazine Overland.

Notice of Death

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

When a Ryxin woman's body is found washed up on a beach, a prison inmate believes her friend has been murdered. She asks PI Curtis McCoy and his assistant Janux, to investigate. When they interview several ex-prisoners a complex web of intrigue unfolds. But who is the killer? And what is the motive? A psychological thriller set amidst the harsh discrimination in which Ryxins live. But is this what drives someone to kill? Or are there other more far reaching factors involved?

ISBN: 
B01NH9U4AZ
Series: 
Ryxin Trilogy
Year of Publication: 
2017