New Zealand

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

Introducing Amanda Valentine

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

Originally from New York City, Amanda moved to the other side of the planet to escape memories of her lover's brutal death in the precinct house where Amanda worked as a homicide detective.

Now the highest ranked female cop in sleepy New Zealand, she is in pursuit of a monster the press has dubbed the Garbage Dump Killer and her task force has been resoundingly unsuccessful. To make matters worse, Jezebel, an informer Amanda cares about, has been savagely beaten for reasons she is too terrified to divulge.

Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1562800213
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Amanda Valentine
Publisher: 
Naiad Press
Year of Publication: 
1992

Fair Play

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

The son of a Baptist preacher, Bryce Petty looked like a choir boy. But when he is found murdered in Wellington, New Zealand, his less-than-angelic past becomes front-page news. President of the Melbourne-based gay and lesbian broadcasting firm, Spectrum Television, Bryce has left behind him a trail of debts and a slew of enemies.

Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1562800817
Location: 
Melbourne
New Zealand
Series: 
Amanda Valentine
Publisher: 
Naiad Press
Year of Publication: 
1995