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The Only Secret Left to Keep by Katherine Hayton – 2017

This is the third – and hopefully not last – in the fabulous Detective Ngaire Blakes series.  And, as with The three deaths of Magdalene Lynton, Blakes is on a cold case.  A skeleton is discovered by an idiot looting houses … Continue reading

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Tell Me a Lie by C. J. Carver – 2017

After reading Carver’s Spare me the truth, I was really looking forward to the second in her Dan Forrester series.  And for brilliant plotting and a full on adrenalin read, Tell me a lie didn’t disappoint.  There is one coincidence … Continue reading

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The Sound of Her Voice by Nathan Blackwell – 2017

Matt Buchanan has worked on a series of horrific crimes spanning decades in an Auckland where it is always raining, and years on he is still haunted by his earliest case, the still unsolved disappearance of a school girl, Samantha.  … Continue reading

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Tess by Kirsten McDougall – 2017

A middle-aged man with a rifle in his car decides to pick up a young woman on the highway.  He is just wanting to help; she is about the same age as his estranged daughter.  The young woman sees accepting … Continue reading

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The Scene of the Crime by Steve Braunias – 2015

WELCOME TO THE NGAIO MARSH AWARDS BLOG TOUR 2017 There is an inevitable melange of fiction and reality that arises from piecing together ‘what happened’ in a crime: “a trial is always going to take on the literary form of … Continue reading

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The Hidden Room by Stella Duffy – 2017

Martha and Laurie have a totally solid family, with firmly entwined DNA – they each carried the other’s children, all from the same sperm donor.  They love each other and flowing water surrounds them; their property is in the fens, … Continue reading

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A Killer Harvest by Paul Cleave – 2017

A Killer Harvest reprises The Hands of Orlac idea that body parts transplanted onto a new host will carry the evil intent of the donors – as donors in historic horror are most likely to come from the criminal classes.  … Continue reading

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