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 5 September 2016 - 130 New Zealand reviews



GOLDEN SERPENT by Mark Abernethy
DROWNING CITY by Ben Atkins
THE AGENCY by Ian Austin

B

BENEATH THE CHERRY TREE by David Bates
THE GARBAGE DUMP MURDERS by Rose Beecham
GRAVE SILENCE by Rose Beecham
SLEEP OF REASON by Rose Beecham
INSIDE THE BLACK HORSE by Ray Berard
DRIFTWOOD by Shauna Bickley
LIES OF THE DEAD by Shauna Bickley
CUT & RUN by Alix Bosco
SLAUGHTER FALLS by Alix Bosco
MURDER AT THE MICROPHONE by Freda Bream

C

THE LUMINARIES by Eleanor Catton 
MADE TO KILL by Adam Christopher
ELEMENTARY: THE GHOST LINE by Adam Christopher
THE CLEANER 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
RUNNING TOWARDS DANGER by Tina Clough
KILLERBYTE by Cat Connor
ERASERBYTE by Cat Connor
MURDER & MATCHMAKING by Debbie Cowens
BURIAL by Neil Cross
CAPTURED by Neil Cross
LUTHER: THE CALLING by Neil Cross
RED HERRING by Jonothan Cullinane

D

THE FIXER by John Daniell
A WATERY GRAVE by Joan Druett 
THE BECKONING ICE by Joan Druett
FREDERICK’S COAT by Alan Duff
CALENDAR GIRL by Stella Duffy

EF

FURT BENT FROM ALDAHEIT by Jack Eden
THE PETTICOAT MEN by Barbara Ewing
WHAT REMAINS BEHIND by Dorothy Fowler

G

ACCESS ROAD by Maurice Gee 
BOOM AND BUST by Angus Gillies
DEATH IN THE KINGDOM by Andrew Grant
BLOOD BOND by Michael Green
STARLIGHT PENINSULA by Charlotte Grimshaw

H

MILKSHAKE by Matt Hammond
BEHIND THE HOOD by Marita A. Hansen
SKELETAL by Katherine Hayton
BREATHE AND RELEASE by Katherine Hayton
A HISTORY OF CRIME: THE SOUTHERN DOUBLE-CROSS by Dinah Holman

IJ

THE DARKNESS LOOKING BACK by Andrea Jutson

KL

MOUNT EVEREST MURDER MYSTERY By Sam Karbunckle
BOLD BLOOD by Lindy Kelly
EXECUTION LULLABY by Nigel Latta

M

THEY CALL ME ALEXANDRA GASTON by TA MacLagan
SURRENDER by Donna Malane
MY BROTHER’S KEEPER by Donna Malane
A MURDER OR THREE by Laurie Mantell
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
THE DEATH RAY DEBACLE by David McGill
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
THE LEGEND OF WINSTONE BLACKHAT by Tanya Moir
THE HOUR OF THE GREY WOLF by Christodoulos Moisa
TRILEMMA by Jenny Mortimer

N

ON A SMALL ISLAND by Grant Nicol
THE MISTAKE by Grant Nicol

OP

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
THE MURDER OF CHOW YAT by Joan Rosier-Jones
THE FIELD OF BLACKBIRDS by Thomas Ryan
THE MARK OF HALAM 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
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
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
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
JUMPING TRACKS by HTR Williams
TROUBLE BREWING by Edward Winslow
TWISTER by Jane Woodham

XYZ



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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