New Zealand

Death on Demand

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

After 15 years, New Zealand's leading crime writer, Paul Thomas is back with another Ihaka blockbuster - all three previous books were huge sellers, with Old School Tie winning Australia's prestigious Ned Kelly Award for crime writing.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781869712334
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Tito Ihaka
Publisher: 
Hodder Moa
Year of Publication: 
2012

FURT BENT FROM ALDAHEIT - Jack Eden

Author Information
Book Title: 
Furt Bent from Aldaheit
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781927182536
Series: 
Osgood Sneddon
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
New Zealand
Australia
Publisher: 
Pear Jam Books
Year of Publication: 
2011

Traces of Red

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

Rebecca Thorne is a successful television journalist, but her world is thrown into turmoil when her Saturday night programme is axed because of falling ratings. Not only will she lose her job but her big story on the convicted triple murderer Connor Bligh, whom Rebecca believes is innocent, has to be abandoned.

Rebecca's lover Joe, a married man and the barrister representing Bligh, also thinks Bligh is innocent – or does he? And if he loves Rebecca so much, why is he prepared to cast her off?

ISBN: 
9780143565765
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Hunting Blind

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

On a perfect summer's day, at a school picnic beside a lake, a little girl goes missing, leaving a family devastated and a community asking questions. 

Seventeen years later her sister, Stephanie, is practising as a psychiatrist. A new patient's revelations force her to re-examine her sister's disappearance. Why are their stories so similar?

Unable to let the matter rest, Stephanie embarks on a journey to find out what happened to her sister.

ISBN: 
9780143203643
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Furt Bent from Aldaheit

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

His name isn’t Furt Bent, and he isn’t from Aldaheit. He’s the persona that Osgood Sneddon invented for himself to rise above the mundane, and extricate himself from trouble when a moment’s misunderstanding lands him on the wrong side of the law.

Specifically, he falls on the wrong side of Hubbard - and that’s the wrong place to be. Detective Inspector Hubbard is poisonous, profane and effective, and he doesn't let the truth get in the way of a result.

Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Pear Jam Books Limited
Year of Publication: 
2011

COLLECTING COOPER - Paul Cleave

Author Information
Book Title: 
Collecting Cooper
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781439189627
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Christchurch
New Zealand
Year of Publication: 
2011

BOUND - Vanda Symon

Author Information
Book Title: 
Bound
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780143565277
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Dunedin
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2011

CONTAINMENT - Vanda Symon

Author Information
Book Title: 
Containment
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780143202295
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Dunedin
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2009

Departure Lounge

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

Mark Chamberlain is a man who has everything - a job he loves; the jail tattoos to prove it; a cop on his trail; and a houseful of stolen electrical goods. All he's missing is Caroline May, and she's been gone for twenty-five years. Nobody knows what happened to Caroline, though they still tell the stories. One afternoon her parents came home and she just wasn't there. They searched all of North Head, all of Auckland, looking for a blonde fourteen-year-old. They covered the city with posters; the cops drowned in paperwork. She was seen on the ferry, on a plane, with a stranger, on her own.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
ISBN: 
0224075047
Location: 
New Zealand
Auckland
Publisher: 
Jonathon Cape
Year of Publication: 
2006

Inside Dope

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

Former cop, Duane Ricketts, made two big mistakes in his life.

The first was being fingered for buying heroin-laced cigarettes. A mistake that would see him languishing in a Thai jail for a couple of months.

His second mistake was to become friendly with Frank Varty.

Varty is apparently the only preson who knows the exact whereabouts of 10kg of high-grade cocaine from an aborted run into New Zealand by boat 10 years ago.

Then, wouldn't you know it, Varty is killed by the partner of a Thai ladyboy and Ricketts is on hand to hear his final words.

ISBN: 
0575603941
Location: 
Australia
New Zealand
Thailand
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
1995