New Zealand

Adam K. Childs

Author Information
Childs, Adam K.

Adam Childs was born in Kent, England in 1960. He emigrated to Canada in 1973 and to New Zealand in 2010. He has travelled extensively, much of it as part of his work with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders).

He has been interested in writing since he was a teenager but never found the time until now: Despite having written many academic articles, reports and analyses for work purposes, Schrödinger's Cabinet is his first published fiction novel.

Unfaithful unto Death

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

This black comedy with serious undertones is set in an English rural general practice during the 1980s. Dr Cyril Peabody, whose application for promotion in hospital medicine has been rejected on the grounds of "personality problems", takes a post as a country doctor. Too arrogant to admit that he is out of his depth with the job, he develops a cynical attitude towards his patients, and finds himself in continual conflict with the senior partner and with his new wife Rosamund.

ISBN: 
9781311421920
Year of Publication: 
2016

Jennifer Barraclough

Author Information
Barraclough, Jennifer

My first career was in orthodox medicine. I worked in the hospital specialties of cancer care and general psychiatry, and spent some time in rural general practice. From 1991-2000 I held the post of Consultant in Psychological Medicine at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, England. I published a number of medical books and research papers. Then I moved to Auckland with my New Zealand-born husband, and trained as a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner and Life Coach.

The Agency

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

Dan Calder is an ex Brit and ex policeman looking for a fresh start in a new country but still carrying the baggage of failed relationships and a depressed, repressed past. He chose New Zealand because it was as far as he could get from his old life but did not take into account the universal six degrees of separation is no more than two or three in the land of the long white cloud. 

ISBN: 
B011YZH0YI
Publisher: 
Sarah Book Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Ian Austin

Author Information
Austin, Ian

Ian Austin was born in 1963 in Southampton, England. His very un-remarkable school life ended at 16. Drifting into and out of several jobs including hotel porter and photocopier salesman he eventually found his salvation in the Hampshire Police. A career as first a constable and then detective in the UK followed, where he also served as a tactical firearms officer, covert surveillance operative and National Crime Squad trainer. 

He transferred to the New Zealand Police in 2003 having visited several times before and falling in love with the country and the Kiwi way of life. 

A Moments Silence

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

Set against a backdrop of actual events in 1995, Martyn Percival, a middle-aged New Zealander, seeks adventure on his first OE to the United Kingdom. A chance sighting, providing a possible link between an explosion that has rocked the nation and the whereabouts of a renegade IRA operative, has Martyn reporting his suspicions to an attractive police sergeant in the Cotswolds. 

ISBN: 
978-0-473-36189-1
Publisher: 
Mary Egan Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Christopher Abbey

Author Information
Abbey, Christopher

Christopher Abbey was born in South Africa and, in 1977, immigrated with his family to New Zealand. A Quantity Surveyor by profession, he counteracted the predominance of numbers in his life by writing as a hobby. A creative writing course in 1996 inspired A Moment’s Silence. He has lived in Palmerston North since 1978. 

Death on D'Urville

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

Death on D’Urville is the first novel in a new mystery series featuring Claire Hardcastle, commercial pilot and flying instructor, who operates out of Paraparaumu airport in New Zealand. 

Claire Hardcastle is fiery, clever, daring —and she’s trying to prove herself in a man's world. Recently recovered from a disastrous relationship with her ex, she’s determined from now on to live on her own terms. 

ISBN: 
9780473360702
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Claire Hardcastle
Publisher: 
Ithaca Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Penelope Haines

Author Information
Haines, Penelope

Penelope Haines became a writer when she realized she could gaze out of the window with a glass of wine in her hands and claim to be working. 

Her previous occupations of Nurse, Management Consultant, Parent, Farm Manager, CEO and Commercial Pilot failed to achieve this simple clarity.

Her training as a nurse taught her not to kill patients; her training as a flying instructor convinced her to be patient as students attempted to kill her. Penelope’s current status as ‘alive’ is a testament to the speed of her reactions. 

Shafts of Strife

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

The New Zealand government – led by autocratic Prime Minister Wynyard Nairn – approves the establishment of a USA naval facility, and in the middle of Wellington’s pristine harbour.

Given the anti-nuclear stance in the country, all hell breaks out!

Daily protests and rallies occur and threats of mayhem are made. Within days anarchy rules; Parliament is occupied, the US Embassy is attacked and two die, a major TV communications tower is destroyed and central Wellington is blockaded. But when the International Airport is forced to close, the situation reaches crisis point.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
9780994459794
Location: 
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2016