Category Archives: #yeahnoir

Lifting by Damien Wilkins – 2017

Amy is a new mum, still coming to terms with having a ‘family’, her husband has moved from a job where he smelt of coffee all the time to one where he stinks of petrol, they have problems with the … Continue reading

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Straight and Level by Penelope Haines – 2017

Claire Hardcastle is a twenty-something pilot working for a small aviation outfit on the Kapiti Coast.  Her new, still finding out about each other, partner is a cop – and currently off in the Solomon’s on secondment – leaving their relationship at … Continue reading

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See You in September by Charity Norman – 2017

Cassy has a typical love/hate relationship with her parents, especially her ex-army Dad, and she is well on the way to completing a Law Degree when she and her ambitious boyfriend Hamish decide to go off on a short trip … Continue reading

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Marlborough Man by Alan Carter – 2017

What makes a great thriller great is nerve-wracking plotting, rich atmospheric settings, and complex characters – Marlborough Man has the lot – and it treats the ‘Top of the South’ as Paul Cleave has been treating Christchurch for years – … Continue reading

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The Revelations of Carey Ravine by Debra Daley – 2016

A woman’s rise from dupedom in the 1770s.  Carey Ravine is a smart and capable woman who has escaped her dismal teenage years by entering the social swirl, cons, and ambitions of her husband, Oliver Nash.  Carey is not giving … Continue reading

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Stray by James Lang – 2016

Stray is a glimpse into the wasteland created by drug culture from a south of the border perspective.   “The dark secret of every American suburb is that every blunt, joint or bowl, line or pill, every Charlie-fed frat party, cranking … Continue reading

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The Chinese Proverb by Tina Clough – 2016

Once I had grasped that The Chinese Proverb is a simple piece of storytelling I started to really enjoy it.  Hunter Grant has nightmares from his time serving in Afghanistan; he lives a semi-solitary life organising security for anyone who … Continue reading

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