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Dark empire  by John Horrocks

Dark empire

John Horrocks

Book

Katherine Mansfield created some of literature's most chilling characters, not least Harry Kember and his wife. They seemed out of place among the families enjoying summer holidays at Wellington's Days Bay. Some of the women at the Bay thought that one...

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The boys and men of Auckland's Mickey Rooney gang  by Robert Philip Bolton

The boys and men of Auckland's Mickey Rooney gang

Robert Philip Bolton

Book

"In a working-class suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, in 1957, eight mildly rebellious schoolboys, inevitably obsessed with sex, were attracted to the arrogant and thoroughly delinquent little Mickey Rooney whose fantastic dreams of Hollywood fame were...

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The beaten path  by Emily Matthews

The beaten path

Emily Matthews

Book

Maddie has found herself in a terrible situation, and if she is to be honest with herself, she is not even sure when her life spiralled so far out of control. Now all her choices and her freedom have been stripped away by her controlling and abusive ...

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Tiny pieces of us  by Nicky Pellegrino

Tiny pieces of us

Nicky Pellegrino

Book

My heart is less than 1% of my body, it weighs hardly anything; it's only a tiny piece of me, yet it's the part Helen finds most interesting. . .Once it was inside her body, a tiny piece of the son she gave birth to. Now her boy is gone and his heart...

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A madness of sunshine by Nalini Singh

A madness of sunshine

Nalini Singh

Large Print

"Anahera Rawiri left New Zealand at twenty-one, fleeing small-town poverty and the ghosts of her childhood with no plans to look back. But eight years later, she returns, seeking familiarity as respite from the shattered remains of her new life. And ...

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Antipodes  by Aaron Bowman

Antipodes

Aaron Bowman

Book

Embarking on their first ocean crossing, young sailors Zack and Krissi find themselves on a collision course with the American military. What they witness has them fearing for their lives as a deadly cover up unfolds around them.

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The Manger, the Mikdash and the Mosque  by David McGill

The Manger, the Mikdash and the Mosque

David McGill

Book

"1975. Former detective and spy-catcher Dan Delaney and his West Auckland family are on a visit to the Holy Land which goes horribly wrong from the moment they land at Ben Gurion Airport. A plot is underway to desecrate the most sacred sites and inci...

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Covert decisions  by Donald Peters

Covert decisions

Donald Peters

Book

"Mark Taylor retired from the US Special Forces, seeking a career in the computer software business specializing in security systems. When one of his major clients decides to discontinue using his services and pays him a large sum of money to sweeten...

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No man's land  by A. J Fitzwater

No man's land

A. J Fitzwater

Book

No Man's Land is a historical fantasy and a love story set in the golden plains of North Otago, in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dorothea 'Tea' Gray joins the Land Service and is sent to work on a remote farm, one of many young women who filled...

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Nothing to see  by Pip Adam

Nothing to see

Pip Adam

Book

"It's 1994. Peggy and Greta are learning how to live sober. They go to meetings and they ring their support person, Diane. They have just enough money for one Tom Yum between them, but mostly they eat carrot sandwiches. They volunteer at the Salvation...

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Alpha night  by Nalini Singh

Alpha night

Nalini Singh

Book

"New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her breathtaking Psy-Changeling Trinity series with a mating that shouldn't exist.... Alpha wolf Selenka Durev's devotion to her pack is equaled only by her anger at anyone who would harm those...

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Trendy but casual by Paula Morris

Trendy but casual

Paula Morris

eBook

Jane Shore, flippant and world-weary heroine, lives in New York City, works in PR and is officially Ugly On The Inside. An unpromising encounter with a bitter stranger, who shouts at her, 'Did anyone ever tell you that you're ugly? Ugly on the inside,...

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Whatever it takes by Paul Cleave

Whatever it takes

Paul Cleave

eBook

"When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her - but that means crossing lines he can never come back from. Finding the girl safe isn't enough to stop Noah from losing his job, his wife, and from...

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The ice shelf by Anne Kennedy

The ice shelf

Anne Kennedy

eBook

"On the eve of flying to Antarctica to take up an arts fellowship, thirty-something Janice, recently separated, has a long night of remembrance, regret and realisation as she goes about the city looking for a friend to take care of her fridge while she’s...

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What sort of man  by Breton. author. Dukes

What sort of man

Breton. author. Dukes

Book

"A teacher who has been stood down for accessing porn on a school computer wants to reestablish contact with his teenage daughter. A carer out on a day trip is desperate to find a working toilet for his adult charge. A young father high on Ritalin longs...

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Where we land  by Tim Jones

Where we land

Tim Jones

Book

"A New Zealand Navy frigate torpedoes a boat full of refugees fleeing a drowning country and Nasimul Rahman is one of the few survivors. First he has to reach the shore alive and then he has to avoid the trigger-happy Shore Patrol, on alert to stop c...

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Fake baby  by Amy McDaid

Fake baby

Amy McDaid

Book

Fake Baby is a tender and funny exploration of the power of words, our perception of resilience and what it means to be real. Nine Days. One City. Three Oddballs. Stephen's dead father is threatening to destroy the world. If Stephen commits the ultim...

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Clash of the kingdoms  by Brian France

Clash of the kingdoms

Brian France

Book

"True events of history, as told in the Bible, about the fall of Satan and the redemption of mankind, into a thrilling page-turner with the power to challenge a generation"--Page 4.

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Surfeit of Lampreys by Ngaio Marsh

Surfeit of Lampreys

Ngaio Marsh

eBook

Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime's first book, the fourth volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries SURFEIT OF LAMPREYSThe Lampreys were a peculiar family. They entertained their...

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Death in a white tie by Ngaio Marsh

Death in a white tie

Ngaio Marsh

eBook

Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime's first book, the third volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries. DEATH IN A WHITE TIE: The season has begun. Débutantes and chaperones are planning...

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The gatekeeper  by Donald Peters

The gatekeeper

Donald Peters

Book

"The CIA has a problem. One of its senior members - an Assistant Deputy Director of Intelligence (ADDI) - is suspected of being involved in drug trafficking. The Assistant Inspector General of the CIA cannot use his own staff to investigate out of fear...

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The jaded spy  by Nick Spill

The jaded spy

Nick Spill

Book

Alexander, the curator, is sent to Auckland to escort Captain James Cook to the Auckland Art Gallery. On opening night, the priceless portrait is stolen. Alexander has to find the painting to save his career but he also has to deal with a Soviet spy whom...

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A heart divided by Mary Brock Jones

A heart divided

Mary Brock Jones

eBook

Newly arrived on the Otago Goldfields of 1863, a young Englishwoman is caught between two men: the younger brother who needs her and the man who loves her. The goldfields are rough and dangerous, especially for a woman, but Nessa's brother Philip, like...

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The Reed Warbler  by Ian Wedde

The Reed Warbler

Ian Wedde

Book

"And how could she go on living between two worlds, one she knew and understood but could no longer be in, and another that she was in but was not permitted to know? Pregnant after rape, seventeen-year-old Josephina Hansen is exiled from her family home...

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Ephemera  by Tina Shaw

Ephemera

Tina Shaw

Book

"We were probably doomed from the moment the virus hit the airport. Several years after a global meltdown, New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, is still in chaos. No electricity, no bradband, and people are in survival mode - at least until...

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The night of all souls  by Philippa. author. Swan

The night of all souls

Philippa. author. Swan

Book

"Hugely acclaimed during her lifetime, writer Edith Wharton is back - with the most extraordinary opportunity. Summoned to a room in the afterlife, Edith finds the manuscript of a new novella inspired by her life. A letter from her one-time editor ad...

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The night book by Charlotte Grimshaw

The night book

Charlotte Grimshaw

eBook

"Roza Hallwright leads a quiet, orderly life, working at her publishing job each day, returning home to the large, comfortable house she shares with her politician husband David and her two stepchildren. But this peaceful existence is about to be cha...

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Touching the universe  by Tom Romeo

Touching the universe

Tom Romeo

Book

"Ten years after his father's disappearance, Gordo Jenkins is on the brink of turning his life around. He's about to finish college and pursue his filmmaking dream, and he's fallen in love with Eleanor after a chance encounter in a New York City clinic....

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The spinster's secret  by Emily Larkin

The spinster's secret

Emily Larkin

Book

Matilda Chapple is dependent on the charity of unloving relatives. Determined to earn her financial independence, she writes a series of erotic stories, purporting to be the confessions of a courtesan. Her secret is safe - until a battle-scarred Wate...

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The Earl's dilemma  by Emily Larkin

The Earl's dilemma

Emily Larkin

Book

James Hargrave, Earl of Arden, urgently needs a wife. He's resigned himself to a marriage of convenience and has even chosen a bride: Kate Honeycourt, his best friend's sister. Kate has been on the shelf for years. Why, then, does she so firmly turn him...

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The gift of words  by Josie Laird

The gift of words

Josie Laird

Book

"Sharon is a young widow struggling to cope with a drug addict son. And then, into her life comes a gift, her granddaughter, precious and needing Sharon's help. Can Sharon provide the environment Mia needs? Especially since she's hiding a secret - she...

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The good, the bad, and the dad  by Jaxon Knight

The good, the bad, and the dad

Jaxon Knight

Book

Haru is a single dad, a widower, doing his best to balance his career and raising his little girl, Minako. Thankfully Fairyland theme park is a haven for both of them. However, when both a prince and a pirate start courting Haru, his balancing act gets...

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Recipe for chaos  by Jaxon Knight

Recipe for chaos

Jaxon Knight

Book

"The recipe is simple: Charlie cooks an amazing meal, Charlie impresses heir to the theme park Max Jones, Charlie gets a promotion and a dash of control over his kitchen. But the perfect recipe becomes unpalatable with one wrong ingredient and Max Jones...

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Love hard  by Nalini Singh

Love hard

Nalini Singh

Book

"Jacob Esera, star rugby player and young single father, has worked hard to create a joyous life for his six-year-old daughter. After the death of his childhood sweetheart soon after their daughter's birth, all Jake wants is safety and stability. No risks....

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Colour of stealth  by Mark Porath

Colour of stealth

Mark Porath

Book

Mystery thriller which challenges us all to think in more detail about our ancestors, and perhaps revisit assumptions that have grown into accepted facts over time. Cracking a code is the fundamental achievement of two young boys and leads to opportunities...

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The Austen playbook   by Lucy (Novelist) Parker

The Austen playbook

Lucy (Novelist) Parker

Book

West End actress Freddy Carlton takes on an Austen-inspired play, a scandal at a country estate, an enthusiastic search for a passion outside of acting...and the (some people might say icy*) heart of London's most feared theater critic.*if those people...

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The secret life of James Cook by Graeme Lay

The secret life of James Cook

Graeme Lay

eBook

"A fictionalised account of Captain James Cook's early life, 'The Secret Life of James Cook' depicts, in imaginative form, Cook's early life and ambitions, his naval career in Canada and beyond, and his marriage to Elizabeth and their family life"--P...

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Degrees for everyone by Bob Jones

Degrees for everyone

Bob Jones

eAudiobook

As Bob Jones writes in Degrees for everyone, we have entered an age in which commercialism has replaced professionalism, and never more so than with our universities. A university degree once held mana; today it is but a badge of attendance. Scholarship...

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Across the face of the world by Russell Kirkpatrick

Across the face of the world

Russell Kirkpatrick

eBook

From a tiny snowbound village, five men and women begin a dangerous quest to challenge darkness, fulfill a prophecy and change the course of their world's history. For 2000 years, Kannwar, the Immortal Destroyer, Lord of Bhrudwo, has been planning revenge...

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Hand me down by Michelle Holman

Hand me down

Michelle Holman

eBook

April Ritchie has a bad habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Take the night she was born ... When bad girl April Ritchie returns home to Pisa after a nine-year absence, not too many of the townsfolk are glad to see her back. April's s...

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Cemetery Lake by Paul Cleave

Cemetery Lake

Paul Cleave

eBook

"A standard exhumation becomes anything but for private investigator Theodore Tate when bodies begin bubbling to the surface of the cemetery lake. Tate knows he has to let his former colleagues in the police deal with it. But when the coffin is opened...

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The general and the nightingale by Dan Davin

The general and the nightingale

Dan Davin

eBook

"Dan Davin was the author of the only substantial body of war fiction written by a New Zealand soldier during any of the wars in which the nation has been engaged. The General and the Nightingale brings together Davin's 20 war stories loosely based on...

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In a fishbone church by Catherine Chidgey

In a fishbone church

Catherine Chidgey

eBook

"When Clifford Stilton dies, his son Gene crams his carefully kept diaries into a hall cupboard. But Clifford's words have too much life in them to be ignored and start to permeate his family's world. In a Fishbone Church tells the story of three gen...

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The silk thief by Deborah Challinor

The silk thief

Deborah Challinor

eBook

"1830s Sydney Town - with its bar brawls, blackmail, friendship, romance, tattoos, gin and much more - is brought vividly to life as fiesty prostitute Friday, naive seamstress Harrie and cunning thief Sarah try to make their way as transported convict...

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The luminaries by Eleanor Catton

The luminaries

Eleanor Catton

eBook

"It is 1866, and Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the West Coast goldfields. On the night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men, who have met in secret to discuss a series of unsolved crimes. A wealthy...

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What the librarian did by Karina Bliss

What the librarian did

Karina Bliss

eBook

"Is Rachel Robinson the only one on campus who doesn't know who Devin Freedman is? No big deal except that the bad-boy rock star gets a kick out of Rachel's refusal to worship at his feet. And that seems to have provoked his undivided attention. Devin,...

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A man lay dead by Ngaio Marsh

A man lay dead

Ngaio Marsh

eBook

A man lay dead: Ngaio Marsh's classic first novel, which introduced Inspector Alleyn and set Ngaio Marsh on the path to international recognition. Wealthy Sir Hubert Handesley's original and lively weekend house-parties are deservedly famous. To amuse...

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Loving Ways by Maurice Gee

Loving Ways

Maurice Gee

eBook

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In too deep by Tracey Alvarez

In too deep

Tracey Alvarez

eBook

Meet Piper and West... She vowed never to return. To save her brother from financial ruin, Piper Harland must do the one thing she swore she'd never do-return to the tiny island hometown where Ryan "West" Westlake crushed her heart. Piper is tough, r...

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A cold wind down the grey by Wendy M. Wilson

A cold wind down the grey

Wendy M. Wilson

eBook

He's the police inspector who failed to stop a murder, and he can't forget it.The worst mass murder in New Zealand history. In 1866, five men were murdered on the Maungatapu Track near Nelson, New Zealand by a merciless gang of ex-convicts from the g...

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Everything we hoped for by Pip Adam

Everything we hoped for

Pip Adam

eBook

"A young mother in shocked contemplation of her new baby and young women in rehab and jail feature in mostly short and oblique stories which echo and connect with cumulative power. A broad range of other characters, including a NZ serviceman returned...

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Rise by Karina Bliss

Rise

Karina Bliss

eBook

"Acclaimed literary biographer Elizabeth Winston writes about long-dead heroes. So bad-boy rock icon Zander Freedman couldn't possibly tempt her to write his memoir. Except the man is a mass of fascinating contradictions - manipulative, honest, gifte...

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Cabin boy  by Drake author. LaMarque

Cabin boy

Drake author. LaMarque

Book

I've never been what I was supposed to be. Wealthy sons of Port Governors aren't supposed to be ejected from the British Navy after less than a year, they're not supposed to like pulp romances or daydream about the handsome heroes of the stories instead...

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Pain = Tong ku  by Ann Kit Suet Chin

Pain = Tong ku

Ann Kit Suet Chin

Book

"Life journey has dealt Sue a very bad hand. It is one bad hand after another, It was a whirlwind of ups and downs. More downs than ups. Life sucks: Racism, kidnapping, pedophile, cancer, drowning, street kids, police high speed pursuit, death, uplif...

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Sado  by Mikaela author. Nyman

Sado

Mikaela author. Nyman

Book

"Friday 13 March, 2015: Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam makes landfall with devastating consequences. Vanuatu is bruised but not broken. Reeling from the loss of livelihood and struggling to meet basic human needs, people start to reassemble their li...

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Small holes in the silence by Patricia Grace

Small holes in the silence

Patricia Grace

eBook

The feast of stories is varied - urban, rural, New Zealand, overseas, tribal, contemporary. In Busy Lines, an elderly woman, whose husband has died, gathers firewood on the beach while the appliances in her house fall to bits one by one. In Love Story,...

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Roses & shadows  by Rebecca May

Roses & shadows

Rebecca May

Book

Ever since the night he lost his beloved wife eight years before, Henry Blackmore has withdrawn from society, devastated, blaming himself for her death. Late one night, the young Eleanor Grey stumbles across his path, fleeing an unwanted betrothal. H...

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Taking the plunge  by J. B. Reynolds

Taking the plunge

J. B. Reynolds

Book

"When her husband's recent infidelities are exposed, Kate Hensley does what any sensible woman would; she kicks him out of the house and pursues a younger man. Could her snowboarding instructor, Evan Randall - blue-eyed, blonde, and gorgeous - be the...

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Mother of daemons  by David Hair

Mother of daemons

David Hair

Book

"She's the Empress of the Fall... and her empire is falling apart. Lyra, Queen of Rondelmar, has fought enemies without and within, dealt with grief and loss, embraced forbidden magic, found her father and borne a child - and still it isn't enough. Her...

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Dogside story by Patricia Grace

Dogside story

Patricia Grace

eBook

Set in a rural Maori coastal community, the humour and aroha of the community are powerful life preserving factors. But there is conflict in the whanau. Te Rua is battling for custody of his daughter against his two aunts. But why are they disputing ...

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Mend your heart  by Tracey Alvarez

Mend your heart

Tracey Alvarez

Book

"Former rugby star Isaac Ngata was New Zealand's golden boy until five years ago when a tragic accident took the life of his friend and team mate. Now he's a pariah with a screwed up knee and a burden of guilt toward his friend's wife and daughter. Best...

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The heart casts no shadow  by Susan Holt

The heart casts no shadow

Susan Holt

Book

"Will Rhonwyn free her heart and her people, or become the pawn of the most dangerous man ever seen? When her skill at a complex strategy game gives her a way into the palace, Rhonwyn becomes the eyes and ears of the Resistance. She's there to help bring...

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Kokopu dreams by Chris (Christopher Ian) Baker

Kokopu dreams

Chris (Christopher Ian) Baker

eBook

"Before the telly died, haggard looking people, politicians mostly, described how an illegally imported rabbit calicivirus had mutated. It wasn't killing rabbits any more, and nor was it affecting cats and dogs, and not the native bat nor the little ...

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Dark jelly by Alice Tawhai

Dark jelly

Alice Tawhai

eBook

This third collection of short stories by Alice Tawhai explores the complex mix of beauty and heartache, resilience and joys of people living in seemingly bleak situations. The perceptions of people and their lives are fresh and poignant, seeing the ...

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2000ft above worry level  by Eamonn Marra

2000ft above worry level

Eamonn Marra

Book

Eamonn Marra's debut novel occupies the precarious spaces in which many twenty-somethings find themselves, forced as they are to live in the present moment as late capitalism presses in from all sides. Mortifying subjects - loserdom, depression, unem...

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The graphologist's apprentice by Whiti Hereaka

The graphologist's apprentice

Whiti Hereaka

eBook

When January's obsession with a married man begins to jeoperdise her emotional stability, she decides to risk it all and respond to a mysterious card with the words Tell me a secret? Not content with her home life or work place, January takes comfort...

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In a German pension by Katherine Mansfield

In a German pension

Katherine Mansfield

eBook

"Katherine Mansfield's first published collectiohn of stories and sketches is very different in tone from her later work. There is a ... boisterous, malicious quality about these impatient tilts at the German way of life in a Bavarian watering-place....

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My sister's daughter  by Netta Newbound

My sister's daughter

Netta Newbound

Book

"Recently-widowed Susanna Carmichael is trying to piece her life back together, when she discovers her sister and brother-in-law have been savagely murdered. Acting on impulse, she races to the hospital bedside of her one remaining relative, her...

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Crimechurch  by Michael Botur

Crimechurch

Michael Botur

Book

"Life in the suburbs of Christchurch isn't dangerous enough for Marty. He needs punk, protest, politics and pipes. Soon he finds teen runaway Mona. Underground, the two live for drugs while dealing with a pair of psychopath standover siblings. Meanwhile...

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Lovestruck  by Bronwyn Sell

Lovestruck

Bronwyn Sell

Book

"When a romantically challenged family gather at their Whitsundays resort for their first wedding in decades, Amy 'stuck in the friend zone' Lowery realises that her single tango-dancing mum and besotted groom-to-be dad have hotter love lives than she...

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All the way to summer  by Fiona Kidman

All the way to summer

Fiona Kidman

Book

"A powerful collection of stories exploring love and longing from an exceptional writer. Fiona Kidman's early stories about New Zealand women's experiences scandalised readers with their vivid depictions of the heartbreaks and joys of desire, illicit...

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Cilka's journey by Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Cilka's journey

Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Large Print

"Her beauty saved her life and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from...

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Chosen boys  by Petra Molloy

Chosen boys

Petra Molloy

Book

"It is 1974 and seven-year-old Jack leads a carefree life, playing in his Auckland street. But when a new priest selects him to train as an altar boy, Jack's world is imperiled and he shrinks away from his community, his friends and his mother. Set in...

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Two questions  by Danielle Murray

Two questions

Danielle Murray

Book

"Tish Louise, World War Two GI bride. And Meg, Lucie and the mysterious missing Annie. This is the tale of four different women from different corners of the world and in different periods in time who fall in love with a foreigner and follow him home....

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Restored  by Clark James

Restored

Clark James

Book

"From the darkness emerges a new ruler. Continuing from Snowgirls, Heather has the Irene righted and repaired for their accommodation. She also helps to relocate people, including a girl of her own age. This girl learns that she is the next in line for...

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Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones

Mister Pip

Lloyd Jones

eBook

"Mister Pip is a love story, a story about the meaning of names and the power of words. It is about growing up, survival and the search for clues to make sense of life. Thirteen year old Matilda lives with her mother on the Pacific island of Bougainv...

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Shakti  by Rajorshi Chakraborti

Shakti

Rajorshi Chakraborti

Book

"Special powers are gifted, but there is a Faustian price to pay in this epic novel, packed with laughter, darkness, pain, dreams, superpowers, love and light. What if the greatest gift you ever received came from those you trusted least? What if it ...

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Kissing shadows by 1929- Renée

Kissing shadows

1929- Renée

eBook

This book explores familiar Renee territory. Loosely based on her own father’s suicide during the Depression, it is material that Renee has previously dramatised in her 1985 play, Wednesday To Come. But although the play took a Pakeha perspective, this...

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Christmas at Brigadier Station  by Sarah Williams

Christmas at Brigadier Station

Sarah Williams

Book

"She thought they'd missed their chance. But he never forgot her. When Tom Carmody buys a run-down cattle station in outback Queensland he is shocked to discover that the woman living next door is none other than Harriet McGuire, his high school crush...

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Code me missing  by P. M. A. Hayes

Code me missing

P. M. A. Hayes

Book

"Tension rises in a hospital clinical coding office when beautiful Keely doesn't turn up for work. Everyone is worried. Or are they? Is Keely seen as a love rival by Emily who likes the handsome Nick and wants him to ask her out? Or is she unpopular because...

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Tugga's mob  by Stephen Johnson

Tugga's mob

Stephen Johnson

Book

"What happens on tour stays on tour was the mantra for the Southern Hemisphere backpackers who swarmed Europe in the 1980s. Foreign countries had to be explored and devoured in every way possible. Waikato-born Judy Williams worked hard for her big OE:...

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Mack the good shepherd  by Patricia Snelling

Mack the good shepherd

Patricia Snelling

Book

"Mack Reed has dreams of giving up working as a shearing contractor to buy a high country station. Perhaps it's only a pipedream and how will he ever find that kind of money? When he moves to Glenorchy, a remote rural area in the Southern Alps, his l...

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Absolute zero  by Nicola Claire

Absolute zero

Nicola Claire

Book

"Introducing the crew of the Harpy: a ragtag group of spacers hauling cargo in the outer rim. Until someone tries to blow them out of the Black. Alcohol, women, and space, that's what keeps Captain Kael Jameson going. Plus the crew he's managed to gather...

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Sacred bride  by David Hair

Sacred bride

David Hair

Book

Odysseus faces his most perilous quest yet in this gripping tale of gods and mortals. Prince Odysseus and the daemon Bria must penetrate the haunted caverns beneath Dodona, seeking a way to save their doomed nation, Achaea, from the might of Troy. Th...

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The Court of Mortals  by A. J.. author. Lancaster

The Court of Mortals

A. J.. author. Lancaster

Book

"Marrying your fae prince shouldn't be this hard. Hetta's family now know Wyn's true identity, but that doesn't mean they approve of their relationship. Princes are all very well - but Wyn's not human, for all he's spent ten years pretending to be. ...

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The general and the nightingale  by Dan Davin

The general and the nightingale

Dan Davin

Book

Dan Davin was the author of the only substantial body of war fiction written by a New Zealand soldier during any of the wars of the 20th century in which the nation was engaged. The General and the Nightingale brings together Davin's 20 war stories, some...

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Scented by Laurence Fearnley

Scented

Laurence Fearnley

Large Print

"A compelling and poignant search for identity through perfume. Granny Seren told me I had a natural talent for perfume making and I believed her because she seemed to know what she was talking about and she never lied. It was Seren who introduced me...

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Would she be gone  by Melanie Harding-Shaw

Would she be gone

Melanie Harding-Shaw

Book

"When the state steals your words, you still have your voice. When they steal your family, will you have the strength to use it? In the near future, the Librarian algorithm imposes tailored censorship to protect citizens from ideas that could inflict...

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Nailing down the saint by Craig Cliff

Nailing down the saint

Craig Cliff

Large Print

"Duncan Blake is a Kiwi filmmaker whose move to LA has not gone to plan. After a series of setbacks, he's working at a chain restaurant, his marriage is on shaky ground after a porn-related faux pas and his son won't stop watching Aladdin. When Duncan...

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Wife after wife  by Olivia Hayfield

Wife after wife

Olivia Hayfield

Book

"If Philippa Gregory and Jackie Collins went out for cocktails and wrote a book, they'd come back with Wife After Wife. A wickedly entertaining and utterly absorbing modern take on the life and marriages of Henry VIII...if he were a twenty-first-cent...

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The Caribbean affair  by Gary Paul Stephenson

The Caribbean affair

Gary Paul Stephenson

Book

"One man's continuing battle to save the environment takes a final deadly twist...... An assault by the United States President's private army on his mansion leads Axmann to develop his plans for his final assault on the leaders of the free world. With...

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The great outdoors  by John Carstensen

The great outdoors

John Carstensen

Book

This highly original collection of stories is a rich, eclectic mix of genres and characters. The stories are immediately engaging and accessible but also deftly layered with symbolism, irony, pathos and humour. They are mostly quintessentially New Ze...

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Trust  by Jennie Michel

Trust

Jennie Michel

Book

"Sometimes, there's a high price to pay for doing the right thing. But what is the right thing and is Amy Norman prepared to risk everything to do it? It is obvious to Amy that her new client, Lily, is being abused by her grandson and his partner. Cr...

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From a shadow grave  by A. C. (Andi Christopher) author. Buchanan

From a shadow grave

A. C. (Andi Christopher) author. Bu...

Book

Buchanan was inspired partly by Lauren Beukes's The Shining Girls to write about Phyllis Symons to challenge the fascination the world has with killers. Their focus never lingers on Phyllis's murder. Instead, From a Shadow Grave, written in second person...

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Mischief and mayhem  by Jaxon Knight

Mischief and mayhem

Jaxon Knight

Book

"Mischief - Protecting royalty at Fairyland theme park seemed about as far from Afghanistan as Cody could get. But the hot new rollercoaster brings up some unexpected trouble - and not the kind of trouble he knows how to handle alone. Mayhem - Dean l...

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Rival princes  by Jaxon Knight

Rival princes

Jaxon Knight

Book

"There are three golden rules for new recruits at Fairyland Theme Park: 1. No breaking character, even if you're dying of heat exhaustion 2. Always give guests the most magical time 3. No falling in love. Nate's only been at work one day, and he's al...

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The genome project  by Aaron D. Hodges

The genome project

Aaron D. Hodges

Book

"In 2051, America is no more. Risen from the ashes of civil war, the Western Allied States ruthlessly eradicate any threat to the new union. Traitors are executed without trial, their families seized. But a terrifying plague is sweeping through the nation....

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Magic unleashed  by T. J. author. Green

Magic unleashed

T. J. author. Green

Book

"Avery and the White Haven witches have finally found their grimoires and defeated the Favershams, but their troubles are only just beginning. Something escaped from the spirit world when they battled beneath All Souls Church, and now it wants to sta...

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Magic unbound  by T. J. Green

Magic unbound

T. J. Green

Book

"As the secrets of White Haven are uncovered, the witches are in more danger than ever. Avery and the other witches are now being hunted, and they know someone is betraying them. The question is, who? Not only do they have to defend themselves against...

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