New Zealand

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

Guerilla Season

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

The APA is on the offensive. First, a loudmouth redneck talkback radio broadcaster, Fred 'the Freckle' Freckleton, is forced to walk the plank from the 15th floor of a building. Then, a crusading journalist gets his neck wrung and a diehard monarchist MP is slowly cooked while his minder is fed to a pitbull terrier. And it's all the work of the Aotearoa People's Army.

ISBN: 
1863306315
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Mandarin Australia
Year of Publication: 
1997

Dirty Laundry

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

Poor Reggie Sparks. It's just not his lucky year. Having just returned to Australia after being thrown out of France for terrorising cats, Reggie finds himself smack-dab in the middle of the most bloody outbreak of violence in Sydney for decades.

Location: 
New Zealand
Australia
Publisher: 
Random House Australia

The Ihaka Trilogy

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

Relentlessly tough yet hilarious, ingeniously plotted and full of killer one-liners, and featuring a rogue's gallery of weird and wild characters, THE IHAKA TRILOGY brings together the three novels that put New Zealand crime writing on the map.

ISBN: 
9781869711948
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Tito Ihaka
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2010

The Matter of Parihaka

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

An Inspector O'Rorke novel concerning the allegations of police brutality during the invasion and destruction of Te Whiti's community of Parihaka.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
1877161632
Location: 
Christchurch
New Zealand
Series: 
Patrick O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Hazard Press
Year of Publication: 
2000

The Opawa Affair

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

August 1879. Christchurch is in the grip of election fever and the excitement generated by the visiting Lowry Opera Company. Then a body is discovered in the Heathcote River.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
0908790619
Location: 
Christchurch
New Zealand
Series: 
Patrick O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Hazard Press
Year of Publication: 
1996

The Irish Yankee

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

The Irish Yankee, Edmund Bohan's fourth Inspector O'Rorke novel, opens in the Civil War-ravaged Tennessee of 1863, where a young Irish-American Union secret agent - known only as Sean Brennan - is sent on an assignment for General Ulysses S. Grant. Distracted by his growing passion for the beautiful Louisa Beaumont, and embroiled in a fatal web of deceit and treachery, he fails.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
1877270164
Location: 
Christchurch
New Zealand
Series: 
Patrick O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Hazard Press
Year of Publication: 
2001

The Dancing Man

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

On the eve of St Patrick's Day, 1882, Christchurch's Irish community prepares to welcome the greatest Irish entertainer of the age 'the 'Dancing Man'. On that same day, detective Inspector O'Rorke is invited to an elegant dinner party. As he and the captivating Mrs Martin, are drawn towards each other, they must come to terms with the disapproval of society and the emergence of past secrets which threaten not only to ruin her reputation and blight his career, but endanger their lives.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
1877161144
Location: 
Christchurch
New Zealand
Series: 
Patrick O'Rorke
Publisher: 
Hazard Press
Year of Publication: 
1993

Second Guess

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

After a year's leave of absence in New York, Detective Inspector Amanda Valentine returns to Wellington, New Zealand just in time for the most sensational homicide of the year.

The body of Sybil Knight, daughter of a former Ambassador to the United States, has been found trussed and battered in a private room in a lesbian sex club. Amanda soon finds herself caught between a voracious media and a powerful family determined to cover up the facts.

Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1562800698
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Amanda Valentine
Publisher: 
Naiad Press
Year of Publication: 
1994