New Zealand

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

The Killing Hour

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the book

They come for me as I sleep.  Their pale faces stare at me.  Their soft voices tell me to wake, to wake.  They come to remind me of the night, to remind me of what I have done.

ISBN: 
9781741668537
Location: 
New Zealand
Christchuch
Publisher: 
Hachette Livre
Year of Publication: 
2008

Overkill

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

Blurb from the book

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide.

But all is not what it seems.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143006857
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Ringmaster

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

Blurb from the book

Death is stalking the southern South Island. And what role does the visiting Darling Brothers Circus have to play?

Sam Shephard is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investigation there when a university student is murdered in the Botanic Gardens. Sam soon discovers this is not an isolated incident. There is the chilling prospect of a predator loose in Dunedin.

Is the murdered in the circus or closer to home?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143008347
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2008

Containment

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

Blurb from the book

Detective Constable Sam Shephard knows first-hand the desperation of the scavengers - she's got the scars to prove it.

Plus a skull in the sand.

And a body pulled from the ocean.

The undercurrents from one morning's madness are far-reaching.  Who else will be caught in the backwahs?  Can Sam stem the tide?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143202295
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2009

SEX CRIMES - Paul Thomas

Author Information
Book Title: 
Sex Crimes
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Australia
ISBN: 
186941599X
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2003

THE RINGMASTER - Vanda Symon

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Ringmaster
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780143008347
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2008

OVERKILL - Vanda Symon

Author Information
Book Title: 
Overkill
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780143006857
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007