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Ash  by Louise Wallace


Louise Wallace

"Thea lives under a mountain – one that’s ready to blow. A vet at a mid-sized rural practice, she has been called back during maternity leave and is coping – just – with the juggle of meetings, mealtimes, farm visits, her boss’s search for legal loopholes and...

The burning land  by David Hair

The burning land

David Hair

"The Falcons are knights of the Vestal Order, pledged to use their powers to protect the Empire of Talmont from the cruel Vyr and the carnage they have unleashed upon the world. When the Falcons take a Vyr alive, they go against the protocols of the Vestal...

The power of the ascendant  by Van author. Ris

The power of the ascendant

Van author. Ris

"BY WAY OF CREATION, EVERY HUMAN BEING POSSESSES A DROP OF GOD'S POWER, WHICH THE SCIENTISTS CALL THE POWER OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. While held prisoner at the Research Institute for Paranormal Power Activity in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, Philip develops...

The power of the ascendant  by Van author. Ris

The power of the ascendant

Van author. Ris

"BY WAY OF CREATION, EVERY HUMAN BEING POSSESSES A DROP OF GOD'S POWER, WHICH THE SCIENTISTS CALL THE POWER OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND. While held prisoner at the Research Institute for Paranormal Power Activity in the Rocky Mountains of Montana, Philip develops...

Sewing moonlight  by Kyle Mewburn

Sewing moonlight

Kyle Mewburn

"It's winter of 1928, and young German man Wilhelm Erdinger is left stranded in the remote New Zealand village of Falter's Mill. Wilhelm purchases a piece of land capable of providing the kind of sustainable, self-sufficient life he craves, and a shack he soon...

Fox spirit on a distant cloud  by Lee Murray

Fox spirit on a distant cloud

Lee Murray

"Wellington, 1923, and a sixty-year-old woman hangs herself in a scullery; ten years later another woman ‘falls’ from the second floor of a Taranaki tobacconist; soon afterwards a young mother in Taumarunui slices the throat of her newborn with a cleaver. All...

Black silk & sympathy  by Deborah Challinor

Black silk & sympathy

Deborah Challinor

A dazzling new series from bestselling historical fiction author Deborah Challinor, exploring the fascinating world of Victorian funeral customs and featuring Sydney's first female undertaker. 'Men have been undertakers for hundreds of years. Not women, men....

Forever love  by Tracy-Lee Pullan

Forever love

Tracy-Lee Pullan

"Stella knew she had to share her story about her passion with Jack before she burst! Their chemistry was off the charts! From the moment they'd met at a simple job interview, to the day their lips touched for the first time... The Universe knew they were...

The husband gamble  by Jude Knight

The husband gamble

Jude Knight

"The abducted bride; the upright earl. The only place they match is over the chess board.Lady Osbourne's famed matchmaking skills may not be enough to find a match for Miss Amaryllis Fernhill, who was abducted right out of the church in front of her groom and...

The grey dog  by Jason Malone

The grey dog

Jason Malone

"The wrath of the Immortal King has been unleashed. Though his defeat at Tillysburg sent him into hiding, a lust for vengeance still boils within him as he waits for his moment to strike. All know he will soon make his move, but while King Stephan wages war...

The immortal king  by Jason Malone

The immortal king

Jason Malone

"Godspeaker. Elfman. Wightman. Corpse-Whisperer. These are some of the names folk give Edward, one of a small number of unique individuals blessed – or perhaps cursed – with a powerful connection to the Otherworld and its many mystical inhabitants. The Gifted,...

The sapphire daughter  by Soraya Lane

The sapphire daughter

Soraya Lane

Lake Geneva, 1951: Delphine looked up at Florian, her fingers grazing his cheek as she pressed her mouth to his, the sapphire tiara sparkling beside them. "Yes," she whispered against his lips. "I will marry you. If you can find a way, then I promise you. I...

Beagles love layer cake lies  by C. A. author. Phipps

Beagles love layer cake lies

C. A. author. Phipps

"8 bakers, extra quirky pets-and a murder!How many amateur sleuths does one town need? When Lyra St Claire, ex celebrity chef, needs help with a wedding that means a lot to her, she does something she thought she'd never do again. The plan is simple. Invite...

Witchy flash back  by C. A. Phipps

Witchy flash back

C. A. Phipps

"When is a witch not a witch?Jessica Lavender lived a mediocre life until she discovers she is a witch. After intense training Jess realizes that although she loves helping people, there is more to life than being a potion making store owner. Her familiar...

Witchy hot spells  by C. A. Phipps

Witchy hot spells

C. A. Phipps

"Trouble brews in small towns. Accepting she's a witch isn't enough for Jess's snarky cat familiar. Not only does she have to keep the potion shop running while learning to make said potions, she has to solve another mysterious death. Jess can smell something...

Gingerbread and gunshots  by C. A. author. Phipps

Gingerbread and gunshots

C. A. author. Phipps

"What does a bride-to-be and a killer have in common? When the friend responsible for getting Maddie her first baking job comes to visit, a mess of trouble follows her to town. It's going to take all Maddie's skills, a legacy from her grandad, to solve the...

Sugar and sliced  by C. A. author. Phipps

Sugar and sliced

C. A. author. Phipps

"A world away from small town Maple Falls where she grew up, Madeline Flynn is working in a bakery in Manhattan. Baking is her dream come true--but not everyone is happy for her. When a body lands at her feet, Maddie is suddenly thrown into the investigation....

Beagles love steak secrets  by C. A. author. Phipps

Beagles love steak secrets

C. A. author. Phipps

"Will this small town kill the diner? Back in her hometown with a new-look diner proving popular, everything is going great for ex-celebrity chef Lyra St. Claire and her beagle, Cinnamon. Until the sudden death of a friend. As sad as they are, a dark cloud...

Beagles love muffin but murder  by C. A. author. Phipps

Beagles love muffin but murder

C. A. author. Phipps

"Muffin but clues! When the unthinkable happens--another murder, ex-celebrity chef Lyra St. Claire is once more hounded by the paparazzi. The sheriff doesn't appreciate her help, but how can she carry on as if nothing's happened? To make matters worse, her new...

Cookies and chaos  by C. A. author. Phipps

Cookies and chaos

C. A. author. Phipps

The clues are in the crumbs when Murder comes to town! Using her bakery and expertise, Madeline Flynn helps the sheriff's twin nephews with their cookie sales--until strange things happen at the community center where they sell them. With a puzzling death,...

Eclairs and extortion  by C. A. author. Phipps

Eclairs and extortion

C. A. author. Phipps

"Marriage, Menace, and Murder! Is it just coincidence when a body turns up in the park the same day Maddie's mom arrives in Maple Falls? And who is the dark stranger wandering the streets of her hometown? Gran's surprise seventieth birthday celebrations are...

Beagles love cupcake crimes  by C. A. author. Phipps

Beagles love cupcake crimes

C. A. author. Phipps

"Is this Murder, She Baked? If you love cooking wrapped around a mystery, then this is the series for you! Cooking is all celebrity chef Lyra St. Claire ever wanted to do. Plucked from school and being thrown into the limelight was not the plan. When...

Doughnuts and disaster  by C. A. author. Phipps

Doughnuts and disaster

C. A. author. Phipps

"Maddie's best friend could die... She's been baking jelly doughnuts for Angel's salon for a year when out of the blue, the order is canceled. This is a big deal for the doughnut loving hairdresser and the first sign that things aren't right. The second is...

Fudge and frenemies  by C. A. author. Phipps

Fudge and frenemies

C. A. author. Phipps

"Foe or murderous friend? When Maddie accompanies Gran and Angel on a once in a lifetime trip to London to visit her mom and stepfather, she never imagined what awaited them. The run-down castle they inherited is targeted by someone who makes it clear that new...

Bagels and blackmail  by C. A. author. Phipps

Bagels and blackmail

C. A. author. Phipps

"Petnapping in Maple Falls! Big Red is more than a pet...... so much more. The large ginger ball of fluff is not the only one taken, which is a catastrophe for the owners who, like Maddie, consider them family. Of course, the body found behind her bakery takes...

Apple pie and arsenic  by C. A. author. Phipps

Apple pie and arsenic

C. A. author. Phipps

"Who would kill to win a pie competition? Finding the body was a shock. When all the clues point her way, Maddie must clear her name. As the timer ticks down in the race to find the murderer before Maddie's jailed, or the body count climbs, she enlists the...

Lady Beast's bridegroom  by Jude Knight

Lady Beast's bridegroom

Jude Knight

"Lady Ariel lives retired in the country after being badly scarred by a fire. She hides her burns from others by donning a mask, only enticing more gossip by Society who has dubbed her "Lady Beast". Now, her second cousin, who inherited her father's title but...

Into the woods  by Helen Innes

Into the woods

Helen Innes

"Into the Woods shows us the healing power of nature through a story set in the New Zealand bush. This candid yet unexpectedly beautiful little book follows the journey a grieving mother goes through after losing a child. Feeling alienated from the people...

2 peas  by Stephanie Ruth

2 peas

Stephanie Ruth

"Jacqueline O'Neil has a recurring dream that she's on fire, and not in a good way. Concealing her nightmare past and less-than-auspicious upbringing with a veneer of high-end clothing, Jac's determined to prove herself the antithesis of her alcoholic mother....

Experimental magic  by Iris Beaglehole

Experimental magic

Iris Beaglehole

"Rosemary and Athena are just settling into their new life in the unapologetically magical village of Myrtlewood. After so many years in financial turmoil, things are looking up, and Rosemary even nabs the perfect part-time job while waiting on a certain...

Granny square snippets  by Josie Laird

Granny square snippets

Josie Laird

"Beginning with a small centre, Granny Squares increase as the crochet pushes outwards. Similarly, these stories evolve from a small kernel to become snippets from life and musings on people... This is Josie Laird's third collection of short...

Dark sky  by Marie Connolly

Dark sky

Marie Connolly

"Criminal psychologist Nellie Prayle loves solving murders. The more complicated, the better. But when a professor of astronomy is found dead at Tekapo's Mt John Observatory during its internationally-attended 50th-anniversary conference celebrations and...

She was made for me  by Jen Morris

She was made for me

Jen Morris

"Sparks fly as a reclusive carpenter and a workaholic project manager fight their forbidden attraction in this steamy romance about finding that all-important work/life balance."

Take two  by Danielle Hawkins

Take two

Danielle Hawkins

"Sometimes, you have to revisit your past to find your future. Laura and Doug were together for ages. Their breakup was just one of those things - she wanted children, he didn't, no hard feelings - at least not until, with their relationship barely cold in its...

Man. Made  by Ian Austin

Man. Made

Ian Austin

"It's the hottest weekend of Summer 2000. Dan Calder's at home with his girlfriend and she is packing up to leave when a call-out from Headquarters comes as a blessed relief. A run-of-the-mill job like a hundred the team's done before. Once he and his...

Turbulent threads  by Karen McMillan

Turbulent threads

Karen McMillan

"Dunedin, 1890: Suddenly orphaned at the tender age of twenty, Greer Gillies is reduced to working as a humble servant at Larnach Castle, a far cry from the dreams she held before. As she struggles with the stark reality of grief, she finds her journey has...

If you've got it, haunt it  by Steffanie Holmes

If you've got it, haunt it

Steffanie Holmes

"Nothing is permanent. Not even death. I'm Bree Mortimer, and I can bring ghosts back to life.The hot-as-Hades Roman Centurion in my bedroom is living proof that I can raise the dead. Now all I have to do is stop him swimming naked in the duck pond and trying...

You're so dead to me  by Steffanie Holmes

You're so dead to me

Steffanie Holmes

"What do you do when three hot, possessive ghosts want to jump your bones? I'm Bree, and I see dead people. Not all dead people. Only those with unfinished business. They're everywhere - I'll be eating my breakfast and a poisoned heiress glares over my...

Amma  by Saraid De Silva


Saraid De Silva

"Singapore, 1951. When Josephina is a girl, her parents lock her in a room with the father of the boy to whom she's betrothed. What happens next will determine the lives of generations to come. New Zealand, 1984. Josephina and her family leave Sri Lanka for...

Hate  by Tate James


Tate James

""Madison Kate Danvers was murdered tonight." Those words changed my life, and not for the better. They were wrong, of course. I wasn't dead. But I was set up. After being framed for a deadly riot, charged with a string of offences, and being made into an...

Shores of a new horizon  by M. Darusha Wehm

Shores of a new horizon

M. Darusha Wehm

"On Mars, terraforming progression leaves citizens dreaming of a transformed planet. However, when a contaminated ice asteroid puts water supplies in peril, the dream quickly shatters. When Professor Zambrotta 'Zammi' Kaspar is tasked to investigate a fatal...

Fantabulous fables

Fantabulous fables

"It's all happening in Akaroa - who knew there would be a common thread uniting stepmothers, stilettos, shearers and slaughter? Or poison, pigs, pies, and pūkeko? Fantabulous fables are once-upon-a-time tales retold, with stunning illustrations that bring joy...

A priest's dilemma  by Ian Litchfield

A priest's dilemma

Ian Litchfield

"Simon Smith grows up in New Zealand in the 60's and wants to become a priest instead of the accountant that he is qualified as. His best mate is Wayne Tangaroa who Simon met on the rugby field in unusual circumstances, challenges his white Catholic values...

Beside the River Styx  by Helen Vivienne Fletcher

Beside the River Styx

Helen Vivienne Fletcher

A woman finds a body in a park. A girl watches for witches next door. A cruel town turns against a young mother, while a man kills with humour. A teenager tries to keep a library alive in a world where paper crumbles; a cursed piece of jewellery changes necks....

The dark side of paradise  by Anna Winton

The dark side of paradise

Anna Winton

"From the cradle of Polynesia, Catherine receives a phone call of her sister's death, yet deep down she knows something doesn't add up. To uncover the truth, Catherine will need to journey to the heart of the South Seas and back to England again. Will she find...

Snakes in suits  by Hinemura Ellison

Snakes in suits

Hinemura Ellison

Freya returns to Wellington to restore her inheritance, 'Portobello,' an Art Deco building in Petone. Only to find dubious dealings with various Snakes in Suits, lawyers, bankers, the council and an unscrupulous property developer who will stop at nothing,...

Sharks with lipstick  by Hinemura Ellison

Sharks with lipstick

Hinemura Ellison

"Freshly back from Europe with a new job, Samantha Svensson reconnects with her old friends while managing a new role within the Big Super Ministry - where everyone is busy playing their own internal political games. After the HR Director ends up dead on the...

Healed by a mistletoe kiss  by Alison Roberts

Healed by a mistletoe kiss

Alison Roberts

Healed By A Mistletoe Kiss: Trauma surgeon Nikita is leaving to put some space between her demons and her job. She just wasn't expecting her temporary replacement to be blast from the past Pedro. Nikita knows she's a shadow of the woman he once knew. But as...

Stranded with the runaway bride  by Yvonne Lindsay

Stranded with the runaway bride

Yvonne Lindsay

Stranded With The Runaway Bride / Yvonne Lindsay: Gorgeous, remote cabin. Comes with bride...An ideal retreat for injured photojournalist Sawyer Roberts means peace and quiet. So he's in for a shock when a bride shows up at the door in her rain-drenched dress....

Kate  by Tate James


Tate James

"I never miss." Riot Night changed my life. Coming back to Shadow Grove turned it on its head. I've been hunted, stabbed, stalked, tormented, and used. Hate fuelled me, lies tore me apart, and in the end, everything I thought I knew turned out to be fake....

The call  by Gavin Strawhan

The call

Gavin Strawhan

"After surviving a brutal attack, Auckland cop DS Honey Chalmers has returned to her hometown to care for her mother. The remote coastal settlement of Waitutū holds complicated memories for Honey, not least the tragic suicide of her younger sister, Scarlett....

Girl of the mountains  by Trish McCormack

Girl of the mountains

Trish McCormack

"There was no one to save her if she fell... The Hermitage Mt Cook 1946 When the volatile Stella is hired as a mountain guide, she vows never to return to a life of domesticity below the snowline. With her mentor Philip and troubled returned soldier Jim she...

Max Gunn's pay book.  by Graham Lindsay

Max Gunn's pay book.

Graham Lindsay

"Meticulously researched, authentically told, poetically rendered Graham Lindsay brings us the story of Max Gunn, a thoughtful and idealistic youth, who leaves New Zealand in 1940 to fight fascism in Europe. His experiences there over the next five years will...

When I open the shop  by Romesh Dissanayake

When I open the shop

Romesh Dissanayake

"In his small noodle shop in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, a young chef obsessively juliennes carrots. Nothing is going according to plan: the bills are piling up, his mother is dead, and there are strangers in his kitchen. The ancestors are watching closely."--

Kiss of death  by Stephen Tester

Kiss of death

Stephen Tester

"It's 1918, in a Wellington that few people would recognise today, and two major events are about to collide: the signing of the Armistice to end World War I, and the soldier-borne plague we now call the Spanish flu. Into this comes Wellington's only female...

Queen, King, ACE  by Olivia Hayfield

Queen, King, ACE

Olivia Hayfield

"Britain is sunk in gloom, its government blundering between crisis and scandal. The country desperately needs a new hero. Enter Arthur 'Ace' Penhalagon, smashing his way to Wimbledon victory and into women's hearts. Ace has two missions: to be the first man...

Feral  by Arthur Bennett


Arthur Bennett

"In the Peak District of Derbyshire, a diverse cast of characters come together. David Button, an antiquarian and folklorist, troubled by the fading fertility of his family. Detective Inspector Sharda Widecombe and Detective Sergeant Dennis Fair, investigating...

Changing landscapes

Changing landscapes

"Changing landscapes - before, now and into the future. Landscapes with drought, floods and fires, families and relationships, the unexpected and the predicted. Are we ready? Are we still dreaming?...Mature and young Northland writers tackle the theme of...

All of my Sundays  by Sarah Delany

All of my Sundays

Sarah Delany

"How long would you wait for the woman you love? Sophia Philips has one goal in her life. She wants to finish school and get as far away from her controlling parents as possible. Unfortunately people who live to control others rarely want to relinquish their...

Miss Georgina's marriage dilemma  by Eva Shepherd

Miss Georgina's marriage dilemma

Eva Shepherd

"Miss Georgina's Marriage Dilemma - Her convenient duke's touch leads to a passionate awakening...When fun-loving Miss Georgina risks losing her fortune unless she marries, her only option is getting wed to tightly wound Adam, Duke of Ravenswood. He needs her...

When the moon hatched  by Sarah A. (Fantasy fiction writer) Parker

When the moon hatched

Sarah A. (Fantasy fiction writer) P...

"As a valued Elding Blade of the rebellion group Fíur du Ath, Raeve's job is to kill. To complete orders and never get caught. When a renowned bounty hunter is employed by The Crown to capture a member of the Ath, Raeve's world is turned upside down. Blood...

Pago Pago Tango  by John Enright

Pago Pago Tango

John Enright

Just like anywhere else in the world, it has its fair share of murder, drugs, and robbery. Which makes Apelu Soifua the perfect man for his job. He's a cop of two worlds: San Francisco, where he started his career, and now his native Samoa. Following up on a...

A better class of criminal  by Cristian Kelly

A better class of criminal

Cristian Kelly

"A seemingly foolproof plan to make some quick money turns into a race for their lives… Against the backdrop of mid-nineties California, A Better Class of Criminal unfolds a gripping tale of crime, corruption, and redemption. Meet Nathan, the easy-going bar...

The night she fell  by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

The night she fell

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

"'When I last saw Ashleigh, she was lying in a pool of blood ... Her eyes were open, staring sightlessly into the sky. I'd like to think she saw the stars before she died; that in her last moments she flew, soaring on serotonin, dreamy with dopamine. I'd like...

Fake  by Tate James


Tate James

"You'll always be mine." The latest taunt from my stalker reminded me I was nothing more than a possession to my father, to the Reapers, to Archer D'Ath. Even to Kody and Steele. Princess Danvers-the prize. His wife. Archer D'Ath's wife. I hated them. They...

The space between  by Lauren Keenan

The space between

Lauren Keenan

"Frances is an unmarried Londoner newly landed in New Zealand, 1860, at the dawn of the First Taranaki War. Once well-regarded, her family's fall from grace sees them struggling to learn the strange etiquette of settler life. When Frances comes face-to-face...

Broken screams  by Sally Rigby

Broken screams

Sally Rigby

"Scream all you want, no one can hear you.... When an attempted murder is linked to a string of unsolved sexual attacks, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker is incensed. All those women who still have sleepless nights because the man who terrorises their...

Letters to Sid  by Peter Cross

Letters to Sid

Peter Cross

"Ted Marshall is someone who'd tell you that all his friends are dead. He is an organist and choirmaster so top of that list would be Bach, Handel, Mozart and a couple of home grown composers like Elgar and Vaughan Williams. One person who has just joined this...

Kill shot  by Sally Rigby

Kill shot

Sally Rigby

"The game is over... there's nowhere to hide. When Lenchester's most famous sportsman is shot dead, DCI Whitney Walker and her team are thrown into the world of snooker. She calls on forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish to assist, but the investigation...

Imagining Jesus  by Natasha Rendell

Imagining Jesus

Natasha Rendell

"A saga of passion, love and completion of a life fully lived. An old man begins to tell the story of his amazing life; villagers, grandchildren listen, entranced by the man's eloquence and wise countenance. The listeners are transported to a faraway land, and...

Outsider  by Jade Du Preez


Jade Du Preez

"Tokyo, 2017. Weeks from a birthday that will see her older than her mother ever was, Antoinette seeks two answers: One-how to explain her Master's thesis on light as memory. And two-was her mother's death an accident or a suicide? Then a long-lost pen-pal...

The secrets of the little Greek taverna  by Erin Palmisano

The secrets of the little Greek taverna

Erin Palmisano

"Escape to the island of Naxos with this beautiful debut novel about finding friendship and love in the most unexpected of places, perfect for fans of Nicky Pellegrino, Emily Henry, Rebecca Serle and Joanne Harris. On a sun-kissed Greek island, a charming...

Revelation  by Norman H. Maclean


Norman H. Maclean

"Set in the Mediterranean of the first century A.D. the book takes as its theme the production of Revelation – last book of the Bible but in a manner that dismisses the conventional view of this document as mystical prophecy. Rather, it reflects the chaotic...

Mrs. Lowe-Porter  by Jo Salas

Mrs. Lowe-Porter

Jo Salas

"The literary giant Thomas Mann balked at a female translator, but he might well owe his standing in the Western canon to a little-known American woman, Helen Lowe-Porter. Based closely on historical source material, Jo Salas's novel Mrs. Lowe-Porter...

The war photographers  by S. L. (Sheryl Louise) Beaumont

The war photographers

S. L. (Sheryl Louise) Beaumont

"She will risk everything to expose the truth. 1943 - Bletchley Park, England Mae Webster, immersed in the clandestine world of codebreaking at Bletchley Park, is recruited to help unveil a spy who's on the brink of exposing Britain's most guarded secret: the...

Almost persuaded  by author Ferguson. Nigel C

Almost persuaded

author Ferguson. Nigel C

"Colin Foster walks out of his secure but boring job as an insurance broker following the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. His beautiful wife Mag, is devastated and hastens him into making a decision that turns out to be an unwise choice of temporary...

Baby shock for the millionaire doc  by Marion Lennox

Baby shock for the millionaire doc

Marion Lennox

"Baby Shock For The Millionaire Doc: Devastated by a tragic loss, Dr Angus lives life as unattached as possible. Until alluring Dr Misty arrives on his doorstep with shocking news: her new baby his daughter! Already overburdened Misty can't raise...

The Pendragon wytch  by C. C. Davie

The Pendragon wytch

C. C. Davie

"As long as I can remember my shadows have whispered to me, speaking in a voice both young and ancient. I have learned to mind them, let them guide me through life even when I do not understand their messages. They whisper now to me, a song of sorrow and...

Sideways New Zealand  by Rex Pickett

Sideways New Zealand

Rex Pickett

Miles Raymond thought things were going relatively well. Miles, the now iconic alter ego of author Rex Pickett--who was first introduced in the critically acclaimed book Sideways and its award-winning movie adaptation--resurfaces on the South Island of New...

Lake Taimana  by Stephanie Ruth

Lake Taimana

Stephanie Ruth

"What does it take to shift deep-seated betrayal? Adele Fergus switched back to her maiden name with plans to never look back-never think about her naive, short-lived marriage to James Montague. But that was before he turned up on her Wanaka doorstep with her...

Ruby Island  by Stephanie Ruth

Ruby Island

Stephanie Ruth

"Big-headed ex-rugby star, Daniel Dante, refuses to believe a work celebrated ceramicist Kanako Janssen says, though why her new landlord's opinion bothers her so much is anyone's guess. She has enough to worry about, with her soon to be ex-husband refusing to...

Mako Bay  by Stephanie Ruth

Mako Bay

Stephanie Ruth

"Shal Hoffner is back in Dunedin after eight years of self-imposed exile. Setting up a new fashion boutique, and celebrating her best friend's wedding, she's determined to forget her ripped-up past, soulless love-life, and the guy who broke her heart. She...

Kitten  by Olive Nuttall


Olive Nuttall

"Rosemary, a trans girl, has many conflicting qualities. She's super smart but flawed, polyamorous but timid, promiscuous but inexperienced. She's surprising, and surprised by herself. A call that Rosemary's grandmother is dying puts her on the bus from Te...

The return of Maradass  by Bruce Chatfield

The return of Maradass

Bruce Chatfield

"Maradass the Mad is dead. Maradass the Evil takes his place. Black dogs, hunt the land, corrupted stone-men march under the banner of the dog scull, and a poison spreads from the Broken Lands, threatening the Regions. Can Kerran, a youth from the Dreadim...

A past life tale  by Kimberly Stewart

A past life tale

Kimberly Stewart

"When Quo was born from the Source as a new soul, a cycle of learning and karma was put into motion. The end goal? To reach enlightenment and become one with the Source again. To reach enlightenment Quo will need to incarnate multiple times into various lives...

Afterworld  by Mike Johnson


Mike Johnson

"Afterworld is a novella length work of magical realism with a whodunit element. The plot follows a ghost who ends up in a hut on a New Zealand mountain. As the ghost seeks to understand their life and death, fragments of their past are remembered. Contending...

Real life and other disasters  by Merren Tait

Real life and other disasters

Merren Tait

"In real life Sarah and Adam can't stand each other. In their virtual lives they adore each other. They just haven't put two and two together. When Sarah is arrested for committing a reckless act, she's mortified to be rescued by the person she's consistently...

Because all fades  by Freddie Gillies

Because all fades

Freddie Gillies

"Andrew and his girlfriend Jess are making a life for themselves in London, but it’s a bit of a grind, and now their relationship is beginning to suffer. Andrew’s best friend Jaryd on the other hand is living every young man’s dream – a beautiful apartment in...

Bird child & other stories  by Patricia Grace

Bird child & other stories

Patricia Grace

"The titular story 'Bird Child' plunges you deep into Te Kore, an ancient time before time. In another, the formidable goddess Mahuika, Keeper of Fire, becomes a doting mother and friend. Later, Grace's own childhood vividly shapes the world of the young...

Battle of hearts  by Tania Roberts

Battle of hearts

Tania Roberts

"Springtime brings new life to the Canterbury farm where Betsy has stayed to train the next intake of land girls. Desperate for news of her fiance, Roland, a World War II soldier missing in action, Betsy's life remains in limbo, until letters from near and far...

Coromandel dreamin'  by Ron Murray

Coromandel dreamin'

Ron Murray

This novel is set in the Coromandel of the late 1970s, and is about a young, wandering teacher-musician-builder who ends up in a small communal settlement near Coromandel Town. It’s a love story with all the usual twists and turns that involves, but it also...

Dark secrets  by Sally Rigby

Dark secrets

Sally Rigby

An uninvited guest...a deadly secret....and a terrible crime.When a well-loved family of five are found dead sitting around their dining table with an untouched meal in front of them, it sends shockwaves throughout the community. Was it a murder suicide, or...

Remember me?  by Amanda Rigby

Remember me?

Amanda Rigby

Paul Henderson leads a normal life. A deputy headteacher at a good school, a loving relationship with girlfriend Jenna, and a baby on the way. Everything seems perfect. Until Paul receives a message from his ex-fiance Nicole. Beautiful, ambitious and fierce,...

Mortal remains  by Sally Rigby

Mortal remains

Sally Rigby

"A serial arsonist is on the loose and as the death toll continues to mount DCI Whitney Walker calls on forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish for help"--Back cover.

Ritual Demise  by Sally Rigby

Ritual Demise

Sally Rigby

"Someone is watching.... No one is safe The once tranquil woods in a picturesque part of Lenchester have become the bloody stage to a series of ritualistic murders. With no suspects, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker is once again forced to call on the...

Lethal secret  by Sally Rigby

Lethal secret

Sally Rigby

"When a series of suicides, linked to the Wellness Spirit Centre, turn out to be murder, it brings together DCI Whitney Walker and forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish for another investigation. But as they delve deeper, they come across a tangle of...

Death track  by Sally Rigby

Death track

Sally Rigby

Catch the train if you dare... After a teenage boy is found dead on a Lenchester train, Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker believes they're being targeted by the notorious Carriage Killer, who chooses a local rail network, commits four murders, and moves...

Fatal justice  by Sally Rigby

Fatal justice

Sally Rigby

A vigilante's on the loose, dishing out their kind of justice...A string of mutilated bodies sees Detective Chief Inspector Whitney Walker back in action. But when she discovers the victims have all been grooming young girls, she fears a vigilante is on the...

Deadly games  by Sally Rigby

Deadly games

Sally Rigby

"An elusive serial killer. A police officer living on borrowed time. An unexpected twist that threatens to blow everything apart. Whitney Walker is in trouble. She's been threatened with demotion if she screws up another case. So, when a killer starts...

The two-tailed snake  by Nod Ghosh

The two-tailed snake

Nod Ghosh

"North-east India, 1945. Tensions are rising, but fourteen-year-old Joya doesn't pay much attention to 'political business' - she is more concerned with doing well at school and having fun with her best friends. Yet when her father disappears without a trace,...

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