Monthly Archives: June 2016

Cold Hard Murder by Trish McCormack – 2015

Philippa Barnes, glacier guide and amateur sleuth is back – but global warming means glacier guiding is no longer a promising career, so she is maintaining tourist tracks for DOC in Paparoa National Park.  She isn’t too worried about the … Continue reading

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Inside the Black Horse by Ray Berard – 2015

“What had changed so abruptly to discard logic and calculation?”, Brian Duncan, an ex US undercover cop and now a NZ PI, asks this of himself as he heads off into the bush alone at one point in this fast … Continue reading

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Whispers of the Past by Owen Clough -2016

Whispers of the past is a good old Boys’ Own style yarn about three blokes, Bob (‘Brill’), Shane (‘Grunt’) and Sam, all decorated heroes and best mates, who go off on a DOC pig-culling trip in the Tongariro National Park … Continue reading

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Blood and Ink by Adam Christopher – 2016

I was thrilled I was going to be able to review a Sherlock Holmes novel on my blog – as Adam Christopher is a Kiwi.  And Blood and ink started off well enough – but this Sherlock Holmes is the … Continue reading

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Daughters of Messene by Maggie Rainey-Smith – 2015

Artemis’ mother, Nysa, was one of the ‘Greek Girls’ who arrived in Wellington in the 1960s to provide domestic staff for hotels and hospitals.  Many years later she is finally going to return to Greece, and Artemis is going to … Continue reading

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