Sunday, February 28, 2016

Linked list of New Zealand book reviews on Crime Watch



Back when I started this blog in 2009, many people thought there wasn't much to talk about when it came to New Zealand crime writing. I think we've disproved that, both with this bibliographical list of more than a hundred modern and historic authors, totaling several hundred books, and the dozens of contemporary authors featured on Crime Watch. If you're keen to provide a review, please do get in touch with me. I may even be able to send you some NZ ebooks or print books to review.

Here's an alphabetical-by-author list of our New Zealand crime reviewing journey so far. We passed the 100 reviews mark in early 2016, but will be continuing to add to this master list.

Last updated 20 November 2017 - 210 New Zealand book reviews (204 different books)



A MOMENT'S SILENCE by Christopher Abbey
GOLDEN SERPENT by Mark Abernethy
AUKATI by Michalia Arathimos
DROWNING CITY by Ben Atkins
THE AGENCY by Ian Austin (and second review)

B

UNFAITHFUL UNTO DEATH by Jennifer Barraclough
BENEATH THE CHERRY TREE by David Bates
SHAFTS OF STRIFE by David Bates
THE GARBAGE DUMP MURDERS by Rose Beecham
SECOND GUESS by Rose Beecham
GRAVE SILENCE by Rose Beecham
SLEEP OF REASON by Rose Beecham
DEAD LEMONS by Finn Bell
PANCAKE MONEY by Finn Bell
THE EASTER MAKE BELIEVERS by Finn Bell
LETHAL DELIVERIES by Ken Benn
IN DARK PLACES by Michael Bennett
INSIDE THE BLACK HORSE by Ray Berard
THE BISHOP'S SWORD by Norman Berrow
DRIFTWOOD by Shauna Bickley
LIES OF THE DEAD by Shauna Bickley
THE SOUND OF HER VOICE by Nathan Blackwell
CUT & RUN by Alix Bosco
SLAUGHTER FALLS by Alix Bosco
THE SCENE OF THE CRIME by Steve Braunias
MURDER AT THE MICROPHONE by Freda Bream
THE DIRECTION OF OUR FEAR by David Briggs
THE MEAN GREEN MACHINE by Alan M Brooker
LOOK AWAY, DIXIELAND by MJ Burr
DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD by Simonne Butler with Andra Jenkin

C

MARLBOROUGH MAN by Alan Carter (and second review)
SPARE ME THE TRUTH by CJ Carver
TELL ME A LIE by CJ Carver
SMILING JACK by Ken Catran
THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton 
MADE TO KILL by Adam Christopher
ELEMENTARY: THE GHOST LINE by Adam Christopher
ELEMENTARY: BLOOD & INK by Adam Christopher
THE CLEANER by Paul Cleave
THE KILLING HOUR by Paul Cleave
CEMETERY LAKE by Paul Cleave 
BLOOD MEN by Paul Cleave
COLLECTING COOPER by Paul Cleave
THE LAUGHTERHOUSE by Paul Cleave
JOE VICTIM by Paul Cleave
FIVE MINUTES ALONE by Paul Cleave
TRUST NO ONE by Paul Cleave (and second review)
A KILLER HARVEST by Paul Cleave
RUNNING TOWARDS DANGER by Tina Clough
THE CHINESE PROVERB by Tina Clough
TALK TO ME by Neil Coleman
KILLERBYTE by Cat Connor
DATABYTE by Cat Connor
ERASERBYTE by Cat Connor
PSYCHOBYTE by Cat Connor
MURDER ON MURITAI by Genesis Cotterell
THE FORBIDDEN GENE by Genesis Cotterell
NOTICE OF DEATH by Genesis Cotterell
MURDER & MATCHMAKING by Debbie Cowens
MYSTERY ON THE WHANGANUI by Murray Crawford
NATURAL HISTORY by Neil Cross
BURIAL by Neil Cross
CAPTURED by Neil Cross
LUTHER: THE CALLING by Neil Cross
NOTHING BAD HAPPENS HERE by Nikki Crutchley
RED HERRING by Jonothan Cullinane

D

THE REVELATIONS OF CAREY RAVINE by Debra Daley
THE FIXER by John Daniell
CORRUPTED ON THE COTE D'AZUR by Richard Donald
A WATERY GRAVE by Joan Druett  (and second review)
THE BECKONING ICE by Joan Druett
FREDERICK’S COAT by Alan Duff
CALENDAR GIRL by Stella Duffy
THE HIDDEN ROOM by Stella Duffy

EF

FURT BENT FROM ALDAHEIT by Jack Eden
THE ICE SHROUD by Gordon Ell (and second review)
THE PETTICOAT MEN by Barbara Ewing
WHAT REMAINS BEHIND by Dorothy Fowler

G

ACCESS ROAD by Maurice Gee 
BOOM AND BUST by Angus Gillies
PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB by Robert Glancy
A BRIEFCASE, TWO PIES AND A PENTHOUSE by Brannavan Gnanalingam
DEATH IN THE KINGDOM by Andrew Grant
BLOOD BOND by Michael Green
STARLIGHT PENINSULA by Charlotte Grimshaw

H

MILKSHAKE by Matt Hammond
STRAIGHT AND LEVEL by Penelope Haines
BEHIND THE HOOD by Marita A. Hansen
THE MANY DEATHS OF MARY DOBIE by David Hastings
SKELETAL by Katherine Hayton
BREATHE AND RELEASE by Katherine Hayton
THE THREE DEATHS OF MAGDALENE LYNTON by Katherine Hayton
THE SECOND STAGE OF GRIEF by Katherine Hayton
THE ONLY SECRET LEFT TO KEEP by Katherine Hayton
SKINS OF TATTOOS by Christina Hoag
A HISTORY OF CRIME: THE SOUTHERN DOUBLE-CROSS by Dinah Holman

IJ

SENSELESS by Andrea Jutson
THE DARKNESS LOOKING BACK by Andrea Jutson

KL

MOUNT EVEREST MURDER MYSTERY By Sam Karbunckle
DECEPTION ISLAND by Brynn Kelly
DEATH OF A FRIEND by Desmond L Kelly
BOLD BLOOD by Lindy Kelly
STRAY by James Lang
EXECUTION LULLABY by Nigel Latta
THE CANDIDATE'S DAUGHTER by Catherine Lea
THE BLASPHEMER by John Ling

M

THEY CALL ME ALEXANDRA GASTON by TA MacLagan
SURRENDER by Donna Malane
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER by Donna Malane
POISON DOOR by Steve Malley
A MURDER OR THREE by Laurie Mantell
THE SOLDIER WHO SAID NO by Chris Marnewick
STONEDOGS by Craig Marriner
A MAN LAY DEAD by Ngaio Marsh
ENTER A MURDERER by Ngaio Marsh
TIED UP IN TINSEL by Ngaio Marsh
DEATH IN ECSTASY by Ngaio Marsh
VINTAGE MURDER by Ngaio Marsh
THE NURSING HOME MURDER by Ngaio Marsh
DEATH AND THE DANCING FOOTMAN by Ngaio Marsh
DEATH IN A WHITE TIE by Ngaio Marsh
OVERTURE TO DEATH by Ngaio Marsh
COLOUR SCHEME by Ngaio Marsh
GRAVE MISTAKE by Ngaio Marsh
PHOTO FINISH by Ngaio Marsh
DEAD WATER by Ngaio Marsh
BLACK AS HE'S PAINTED by Ngaio Marsh
DEATH AT THE DOLPHIN by Ngaio Marsh
SINGING IN THE SHROUDS by Ngaio Marsh
DIED IN THE WOOL by Ngaio Marsh
LIGHT THICKENS by Ngaio Marsh
THE MURDER TRAIL by Leonie Mateer
ASSIGNED TO MURDER by Trish McCormack
COLD HARD MURDER by Trish McCormack
TESS by Kirsten McDougall
THE DEATH RAY DEBACLE by David McGill
THE PLOT TO KILL PETER FRASER by David McGill
PRESUMED GUILTY by Mark McGinn
ALL THE COLOURS OF THE TOWN by Liam McIlvanney
WHERE THE DEAD MEN GO by Liam McIlvanney
THE CRIME OF HUEY DUNSTAN by James McNeish
GOOD COP BAD COP by Gus Mitchell
THE LEGEND OF WINSTONE BLACKHAT by Tanya Moir
THE HOUR OF THE GREY WOLF by Christodoulos Moisa
TRILEMMA by Jenny Mortimer
MISPLACED by Lee Murray

N

ON A SMALL ISLAND by Grant Nicol
THE MISTAKE by Grant Nicol
A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS by Grant Nicol
SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER by Charity Norman

OP

PAYBACK by Geoff Palmer
A POLITICAL AFFAIR by Andrew Porteous

QR

A YEAR TO LEARN A WOMAN by Paddy Richardson
HUNTING BLIND by Paddy Richardson
TRACES OF RED by Paddy Richardson
CROSS FINGERS by Paddy Richardson
SWIMMING IN THE DARK by Paddy Richardson
THE ALO RELEASE by Geoffrey Robert
MURDER IN THE SECOND ROW by Bev Robitai
THE DEVIL’S WIRE by Deborah Rogers
TREACHERY ROAD by John Rosanowski
THE MURDER OF CHOW YAT by Joan Rosier-Jones
THE FIELD OF BLACKBIRDS by Thomas Ryan
THE MARK OF HALAM by Thomas Ryan
THE OTTOMAN CONSPIRACY by Thomas Ryan

S

THE FALLEN by Ben Sanders
BY ANY MEANS by Ben Sanders
ONLY THE DEAD by Ben Sanders
AMERICAN BLOOD by Ben Sanders
SOMETHING IS ROTTEN by Adam Sarafis
DOLLY DOLL: LOVE IN THE BACKBLOCKS by Leo Schulz
NO RED HERRINGS by Mary Scott & Joyce West
THE CHILDREN’S POND by Tina Shaw
THE JADED KIWI by Nick Spill
LEAVE HER HANGING by Harry St John
WHITE FOR DANGER by David Stevens
A MADRAS MIASMA by Brian Stoddart
THE PALLAMPUR PREDICAMENT by Brian Stoddart
A STRAITS SETTLEMENT by Brian Stoddart
THE LAST TIME WE SPOKE by Fiona Sussman (and second review)
OVERKILL by Vanda Symon
THE RINGMASTER by Vanda Symon
CONTAINMENT by Vanda Symon
BOUND by Vanda Symon
THE FACELESS by Vanda Symon

T

BLOOD, WINE & CHOCOLATE by Julie Thomas
OLD SCHOOL TIE by Paul Thomas
INSIDE DOPE by Paul Thomas
GUERILLA SEASON by Paul Thomas
SEX CRIMES by Paul Thomas
THE IHAKA TRILOGY by Paul Thomas
DEATH ON DEMAND by Paul Thomas
FALLOUT by Paul Thomas

UV

NOBODY DIES by Zirk van den Berg
THE MERELEIGH RECORD CLUB TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND by Roy Vaughan

W

FRIENDLY FIRE by Michael Wall
NIGHT VISION by Ella West
LIFTING by Damien Wilkins
JUMPING TRACKS by HTR Williams
TROUBLE BREWING by Edward Winslow
TWISTER by Jane Woodham
THE STUDENT BODY by Simon Wyatt

XYZ

DAYS ARE LIKE GRASS by Sue Younger


If you would like to submit a review of a New Zealand crime, mystery, or thriller novel to Crime Watch, or would be interested in receiving a book to read and review, please contact me at craigsisterson[at]hotmail[dot]com. 

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