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.

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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.

The winner of the Best Designed Commercial Fiction Book sponsored by Booktopia is Darren Holt of HarperCollins Design Studio for Red Herring, published by HarperCollins Publishers

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

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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.

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

Ngaio Marsh Her Life in Crime - Joanne Drayton - eBook

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

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.

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.....

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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

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.

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