Category Archives: Book Review

Death of an Agent by David McGill – 2019

We first met Dan Delaney as a young wannabe detective holding the fort on Somes Island in Wellington Harbour in 1935, then again back in Wellington after having been a POW in the Second World War, and then in Auckland … Continue reading

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A Mistake by Carl Shuker – 2019

Heart surgeon Dr. Donald Effler once said that to be great, a surgeon must have “a driving ego”, “a passion for perfectionism.”  In A mistake, Dr Elizabeth Taylor is an exceptional surgeon with both these traits, but as a woman … Continue reading

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The Ice Shelf by Anne Kennedy – 2018

Janice Redmond has had a terrible childhood; neglectful parents, constantly being moved from one school to another, being abused by various men, and nowhere she lived had a fridge … Thirty years later, Janice, along with her big green fridge, … Continue reading

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Crystal Reign by Kelly Lyndon – 2018

Chrissie has got everything: a devoted husband, three lovely children, her health and a self-owned business.  She coaches her daughter’s netball team, is a martial arts practitioner, and has lots of friends.  Hardly the person you would pick as a … Continue reading

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Teeth of the Wolf by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray – 2018

What a great genre mix-up: police procedural, horror, urban fantasy and cli fi all bundled together with a bit of romance thrown in! Teeth of the wolf is set in a not too distant future, in an Auckland that is … Continue reading

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Underwater by Helen Vivienne Fletcher – 2018

Bailey and her young sister, Tilly, have been taken by their Gran to multi-generational Pine Hills Resort to try and get over a traumatic experience.  They could stay in a cabin together, but Bailey opts for splitting up by demographic, … Continue reading

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QuByte by Cat Connor – 2018

Hand sanitizer anyone?  You will want some after reading the latest in Cat Connor’s Byte series, QuByte, which deals with biological terror threats. Special Agent Ellie Iverson (nee Conway) from Delta A, an elite force within the FBI, gets involved in disparate cases … Continue reading

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