Starlight Peninsula

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



July on AustCrimeFiction

July on AustCrime, and another busy month of reading and reviewing. It could very well be that I'm out of sync with these postings again. Who knows.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Certain Admissions, Gideon Haigh (Aust / True Crime)

Review - Starlight Peninsula, Charlotte Grimshaw

Author Information
Book Title: 
Starlight Peninsula
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781775538226
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2015

And Then There Were Nine - 2016 Ngaio Marsh Longlist Announced

A record number of entrants and a kaleidoscopic range of crime tales illustrates the growth of New Zealand crime writing but provided a real challenge for the judges of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, who have revealed the longlist for their 2016 award today. 

April on AustCrimeFiction

You knew this would be late didn't you? 

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill

#amreading Starlight Peninsula, Charlotte Grimshaw

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

So having had my socks blown off by one New Zealand / Ngaio Marsh contender, the next book in the queue was intriguing, another most unusual slow burner of a read with all sorts of potential to go in all sorts of directions. That, needless to say, was the end of all but essential chores for the rest of the weekend.

From the Blurb:

Starlight Peninsula

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

Eloise Hay lives on the Starlight Peninsula. Every weekday she travels into the city to work at Q TV Studio, assisting with the production of a current affairs show. One night she receives a phone call that will change her life forever.

ISBN: 
9781775538226
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2015