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Kiwidunitz (NZ crime fiction)

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Detective Ru Clement is a new addition to the New Zealand crime scene. A body is discovered in a tidal lagoon on the South Island's West Coast and Ru must untangle a complicated web of past and present events, including those in his own life. A cast of well-drawn characters combines with sharp observation about small town life where characters are larger than life and conflicts easily become savage. Crime Fiction, Small Towns, West Coast, Savage, Detective, New Zealand, Larger, Past, It Cast

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Detective Ru Clement is a new addition to the New Zealand crime scene. A body is discovered in a tidal lagoon on the South Island's West Coast and Ru must untangle a complicated web of past and present events, including those in his own life. A cast of well-drawn characters combines with sharp observation about small town life where characters are larger than life and conflicts easily become savage.

Read "Something is Rotten" by Adam Sarafis available from Rakuten Kobo. When budding writer Brent Taylor dies a horrific death in the Auckland University Library, his friend, sex worker Jade A. Great Books, My Books, Story Books, Lost Garden, Heartbreak Hotel, Ends Of The Earth, Crime Fiction, Deceit, The Magicians

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Beginning in New Zealand, a small, clean and green country at the end of the earth, then winding its way around the globe, this clear-sighted and tense thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. Something is Rotten is beautifully written morality tale with Shakespearean twists and turns.

Read "Blood, Wine and Chocolate" by Julie Thomas available from Rakuten Kobo. A blackly comic murder mystery involving very expensive wine and an overdose of chilli chocolate. The Dressmaker Rosalie Ham, Julie Thomas, Little Girl Lost, Secret Keeper, Expensive Wine, Crime Fiction, Childhood Friends, Over Dose, Fine Wine

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Loyalty, betrayal, murder ... and merlot. Hidden away in a witness protection programme on an idyllic island vineyard in New Zealand, Vinnie Whitney-Ross could be forgiven for thinking he has escaped the clutches of the childhood friend - a ruthless London mobster - he helped convict for a gruesome double murder. But old grudges die hard, cops are bent, and the finest wines and chocolates find new and unexpected uses when Vinnie's present runs headlong into his secret past.

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Is someone murdering the middle-class matrons of Kandallah? Barbara Else's new novel follows the hectic career of Susie Emmett, a feisty modern Cinderella caught in a tangle that involves her two missing children, assorted ex-husbands and lovers, and too many corpses for one Monday.

Read "Red Herring" by Jonothan Cullinane available from Rakuten Kobo. Murder, political intrigue, bent cops and the fate of a nation - a thriller set in the murky underworld of 1951 New Zeal. Crime Fiction, Fiction Books, Thriller, Red Herring, Read Red, The Secret World, Underworld, Book Design, Detective

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Murder, political intrigue, bent cops and the fate of a nation - a thriller set in the murky underworld of 1951 New Zealand. A man overboard, a murder and a lot of loose ends ... In Auckland 1951 the workers and the government are heading for bloody confrontation and the waterfront is the frontline.

Buy Fallout by Paul Thomas at Mighty Ape NZ. After 15 years, New Zealand's leading crime writer, Paul Thomas is back with his fith Ihaka blockbuster - all previous four books were huge sellers, w. Election Night Party, New Zealand Country, School Ties, Ian Rankin, Cops Humor, True Crime Books, Crime Fiction, Mystery Books, Latest Books

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After 15 years, New Zealand's leading crime writer, Paul Thomas is back with his fifth Ihaka blockbuster - all previous four books were huge sellers, with Old School Tie winning Australia's prestigious Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. Fallout is the fast-paced sequel to Death on Demand, involving 3 interwoven plots

Professor Chesney - Ches for short - recalls a court case from fifteen years ago in which he was an expert witness. At its centre is Huey Dunstan, a young man accused of murdering a taxi driver in cold blood. Expert Witness, In Cold Blood, Crime Fiction, Taxi Driver, Ebook Pdf, Novels, Young Man, Reading, Kiwi

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Professor Chesney - Ches for short - recalls a court case from fifteen years ago in which he was an expert witness. At its centre is Huey Dunstan, a young man accused of murdering a taxi driver in cold blood.

Read "Ngaio Marsh Her Life in Crime" by Joanne Drayton available from Rakuten Kobo. Which was the real Ngaio Marsh - Dame of the British Empire or the dame who wrote detective novels? Crime Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Agatha Christie, Detective, Movie Stars, Audiobooks, Ebooks, Novels, This Book

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This is a revealing biography of one of the celebrated 1930s and 1940s 'queens of crime', Ngaio Marsh.

Overkill by Vanda Symon. Found in senior fiction at SYM. The first in a New Zealand crime series featuring the gutsy cop, Sam Shepard and written by former KHS student, Vanda Symon. Jack Ford, Book Club Suggestions, Sam Shepard, The Taken, Crime Fiction, Sense Of Place, Mystery Series, How To Be Likeable, New Series

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Sam Shephard, a young sole-charge police constable in Mataura, is the main character in a new series of crime novels set in New Zealand. When a young mother in the town is brutally murdered, Sam is at the heart of the police hunt to find the killer. But then Sam's past relationship with the dead woman's husband is revealed, she is stood down from the case and is now a prime murder suspect

Read "Rocking Horse Road" by Carl Nixon available from Rakuten Kobo. Much more than a murder mystery, this powerful novel is about coming of age and loss of innocence. The body of a teenag. Between The Oceans, Dry Sand, Crime Fiction, Coming Of Age, Horses, Kiwi, Free Apps, Audiobooks, Finger

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The body of a teenage girl is found on the beach in the days leading up to Christmas, 1980. It's an event that makes a huge impact on all those who live along Rocking Horse Road, which runs through the Spit, a long 'finger of bone-dry sand' between the ocean and the estuary.

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Three-letter word for omniscient being, middle letter 0 ... Joe. After all, Joe is in control of everything in his simple life, including both his day job at the police department and his 'night work'. Nor is he bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who, they say, murdered seven women. But Joe knows the Carver only killed six. He knows that for a fact. And Joe is going to find that copy-cat killer.....

Overkill by Vanda Symon. Found in senior fiction at SYM. The first in a New Zealand crime series featuring the gutsy cop, Sam Shepard and written by former KHS student, Vanda Symon. Jack Ford, Book Club Suggestions, Sam Shepard, The Taken, Crime Fiction, Sense Of Place, Mystery Series, How To Be Likeable, New Series

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Sam Shephard, a young sole-charge police constable in Mataura, is the main character in a new series of crime novels set in New Zealand. When a young mother in the town is brutally murdered, Sam is at the heart of the police hunt to find the killer. But then Sam's past relationship with the dead woman's husband is revealed, she is stood down from the case and is now a prime murder suspect

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People are disappearing in Christchurch. Cooper Riley, a psychology professor, doesn't make it to work one day. Emma Green, one of his students, doesn't make it home. When ex-cop Theodore Tate is released from a four-month prison stint, he's asked by Green's father to help find Emma. After all, Tate was in jail for nearly killing her in a DUI accident the year before, so he owes him. Big time.

When Auckland cop Sean Devereaux, who enjoys skating close to the edges, does a favour for his attractive neighbour, he unwittingly exposes a web of deceit and corruption. Crime Fiction, Deceit, Auckland, Skating, Mystery, Roller Blading, Ice Skating

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When Auckland cop Sean Devereaux, who enjoys skating close to the edges, does a favour for his attractive neighbour, he unwittingly exposes a web of deceit and corruption.