New Zealand

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

Mouths of Babes

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

Saz Martin is settling into motherhood with her partner Molly and their baby daughter Matilda. Saz has vowed not to take on any more private investigator cases, wanting nothing to threaten the peaceful life they have built together. But when her former school friend Will Gallagher -" the now famous TV presenter -" comes calling...

Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1852428570
Location: 
London
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2005

Fresh Flesh

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

Patrick Freeman, celebrity chef, with the legendary bad temper and the obligatory wild child wife... Chris Marquand, adopted son of wealthy parents, a successful doctor, father-to-be... Georgina Leyton, high powered lawyer and a beautiful bitch who's as cool as they come.... Matthew Godwin, owner of the hottest South London bar and a talent for scaring the life out of people with his mad rages. Four virtual strangers, unwittingly bound together by a dark secret from the past. And, after all these years, it's about to blow up in their faces.

Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1852427116
Location: 
London
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2000

Calendar Girl

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

Maggie has fallen for "the girl with the Kelly McGillis body", a mysterious woman who can't commit herself. Meanwhile Saz Martin is hot on the trail of a woman known only as September, who commute between London and New York in a whirlwind of drug smuggling, gambling and high-class prostitution.

Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1852427124
Location: 
London
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
1999

Beneath the Blonde

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

Siobhan Forrester, lead singer of Beneath the Blonde, has everything a girl could want - stunning body, great voice, brilliant career, loving boyfriend.

Now she has a stalker too.

Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1852427116
Location: 
London
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2000

A Year to Learn a Woman

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Thriller

Claire is a Dunedin freelance writer who is hired by a dodgy lawyer to write a biography of a serial rapist at present in prison. She's wary, but she's a solo mother with a teenage daughter and desperately needs the money. The rapist's very name, Travis Crill, inspires revulsion from everyone she approaches, but despite many warnings she forges on. Crill himself, when she interviews him in prison, is chillingly charming. A rapist?

Special Interests: 
Writer
ISBN: 
9780143010029
Location: 
New Zealand
Dunedin
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2008