New Zealand

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

Burial

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

Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life:  the party that led to the sudden, shocking disappearance of a young woman.  Only he and Bob, an old acquaintance, know what really happened and they have resolved to keep it that way.  But one rainy night, years later, Bob appears at Nathan's door with terrifying news, and old wounds are suddenly reopened, threatening to tear Nathan's whole world apart.  Because Nathan has his own secrets now.  Secrets that could destroy everything he has fought to build.

ISBN: 
9780743231411
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2009

Stonedogs

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

In between drug deals and binge-drinking, reckless driving and street fights, the delinquents of the Brotherhood wage the holiest of wars. Yes, they will derail the Juggernaut before it can suicide . or have a ball trying at least. But when one of them falls prey to Roto-Vegas gang members, the cultural terrorists mobilise in earnest. Revenge takes them on a road-trip - a coming of age from hell. It is a journey to the corners of a collective psyche peopled by nightmares as real as the headlines of today, a New Zealand the tourists and executives had better pray they never stumble upon.

ISBN: 
9781869414764
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2001

Death By Water

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

The divine Phryne Fisher returns in the fifteenth seductive instalment in the classic Phryne Fisher whodunnit series.

Who are you?' asked the doctor. You are not the standard cruise passenger, I can tell you that.'

Thank you,' said Phryne in a self-possessed manner. You are correct. I am a lot of things, some of which do not concern you, but mostly I am Phryne Fisher.'

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741145526
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2005

Bold Blood

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

Blurb from the Book:

The phone call ended seven years of exile, but was a catalyst for murder . . .

When Dr Caitlin Summerfield took the message, her satisfying life included a rich, sexy boyfriend, an exciting career and, best of all, she was free of the emotional maelstrom that characterised her disastrous relationship with her mother.

ISBN: 
9781869507336
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Caitlin Summerfield
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2009

The Cleaner

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the book

Meet Joe. He's a nice guy out to catch a copycat killer. The one copying himself.

Suprising and compelling, this powerfully written novel is a terrifyingly vivid insight into the mind of a serial killer. Joe is in control of everything in his simple life, including both his day job at the police department and his 'night work'. He remembers to feed his fish twice a day and visit his mother at least once a week, although he occasionally peppers her coffee with rat poison.

ISBN: 
9781741665666
Location: 
Christchurch
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House Australia