Twister

Double homicide: 2016 Ngaio Marsh Award finalists revealed

For the last couple of years I've had the enormous privilege of being one of the judges on the New Zealand Crime Fiction Ngaio Marsh Awards, and I'm not joking when I call it a privilege. I've always been a fan of the work of New Zealand's fine band of Crime Fiction writers, but in the last couple of years, there's something going on over there that demands close attention. There's a sense of risk taking, of boundary pushing that's now palpable, along with an increasing pride in place and culture that's just wonderful.

February on AustCrime

February, in which lots of books were read and reviewed, but it would have been more if it wasn't for the scorching heat.

Read / To be Reviewed:

A Murder without Motive, Martin McKenzie-Murray (Australia / True Crime)

Review - Twister, Jane Woodham

Author Information
Book Title: 
Twister
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Dunedin
Publisher: 
Rosa Mira Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

Twister

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

Dunedin, in the grip of an unseasonal flu, is a city under siege. Then, after five damaging days of rain, a twister rips through, exposing the body of a missing schoolgirl in Ross Creek.

Detective Senior Sergeant Leo Judd is the only one who can lead the investigation despite unresolved sorrow over the disappearance of his own daughter nine years earlier.

Location: 
Dunedin
Publisher: 
Rosa Mira Books
Year of Publication: 
2015