Katherine Hayton

2018 Reading Reminiscences

Given how long it took me to get the spelling of reminiscences right, I think I'm still in holiday mode. Or a lousy speller. We took a few weeks off over Christmas and New Year and actually took the time off - very little was done on computers, tablets and smartphones. We nearly melted in a couple of early season heatwaves that just reinforce the idea that we're all going to hell in an incinerator ... where was I oh yeah, 2018 Reading Reminiscences. There were some very good books around in 2018 and this is less recommendation and more a meander around in the ones I really enjoyed.

The Only Secret Left to Keep, Katherine Hayton

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Book Title: 
The Only Secret Left to Keep
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Second Stage of Grief, Katherine Hayton

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Book Title: 
The Second Stage of Grief
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton, Katherine Hayton

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Book Title: 
The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473350918
Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2016

Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Having just posted a media announcement on the 2018 Ngaio Marsh longlist (the media announcement is here), now for a few personal comments. Firstly and most importantly, if you've been standing by waiting for a review to be posted (especially if your book was in the submissions list), this is the reason for the delay.

Returning to the scene of the crime: Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Two authors who returned to crime writing after more than a decade away have today been named among an eclectic longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel.

#amreading The Only Secret Left to Keep, Katherine Hayton

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One from the weekend's pile

From the Blurb:

Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered - a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.

The Only Secret Left to Keep

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

Detective Ngaire Blakes is back on the case when a skeletonized murder victim is discovered - a crime that took place during the Springbok Tours of 1981. A period that pitted father against son, town against city, and police against protestors.

Series: 
Ngaire Blakes
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading The Second Stage of Grief, Katherine Hayton

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I read this recently. 

From the Blurb:

A false accusation. A brutal murder. Can Ngaire find a killer before he finds her?

Ngaire Blakes is trying to put her life back together. The ex-cop resigned from the police after a vicious assault left her battling PTSD. Dragged into a murder investigation, she’s shocked to discover that all the evidence points to her.

#amreading The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton, Katherine Hayton

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Started this one on Sunday night - first in the Ngaire Blakes series.

From the Blurb:

Forty years ago Magdalene Lynton drowned in a slurry. She choked to death as her hands scrabbled for purchase on the smooth concrete walls. A farmhand discovered her bloated body three days later.

Or she didn't.

Paul Worthington just confessed to her murder.

Forty years ago Magdalene Lynton died in a dirty shed. He smothered her life along with her cries for help and tossed her defiled corpse into a river when he was done.

Or he didn't.