(See the 'Kiwi Authors' tab above).
New Zealand has a far richer, deeper, and more diverse crime writing history than most people - even well-informed people within the literary community - realise. There are now more than 150 local crime writers on my list, who've published several hundred crime, mystery, and thriller novels between them. Many are out-of-print and hard-to-find, of course, but there is still a wide array of intriguing crime novels written by New Zealanders, available in print and online.
Today I've added a further 20 authors and 51 novels to the list, ranging from 'forgotten fiction' from 1956 (found in the Arty Bees Bookstore in Wellington), to ebooks and print novels published in 2014. The photo above is from 2010, with about 120-130 of the books in the photo (I had another 30-40 others elsewhere, and have collected many more since).
You can check out the new bibliography here.
I'll continue to work on this resource in future, adding publication dates and links to author pages and further information about the books listed (as well as adding any further writers and novels as they arise).
I'd really appreciate any feedback you have - or if you know of any books I've overlooked, please do let me know in the comments section. Cheers!