Auckland Libraries: Niki’s best crime, mystery and thriller discoveries

Niki’s best crime, mystery and thriller discoveries

Ngā Tino pukapuka hara, muna, whakahura kōihi hoki e ai ki a Niki

​Niki delved deep and discovered these thrilling reads.

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The trespasser

Tana French

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Antoinette Conway battles for survival in the Dublin Murder squad while a simple murder case suddenly gets more complex. Book six in the outstanding Dublin Murder Squad series.

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The dry

Jane (Jane Elizabeth) author. Harpe...

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In the Australian outback a murder suicide is blamed on the struggle of farming during a drought. Aaron Falk returns after 20 years away for the funerals and finds secrets and lies still abound in the town of Kiewarra.

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Missing, presumed

Susie Steiner

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A student has been missing for 72 hours. Her parents are bearing up. Detective Sergeant Manon is bearing down. A clever novel of suspense that shows both signs of the coin: what it is to solve and what it is to endure.

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Slow horses

Mick Herron

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Slough House is a dumping ground for members of the intelligence service who haven’t made the grade. Maybe they will get another chance to prove themselves. The first book in an excellent spy series.

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Red herring

Jonothan Cullinane

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Murder, political intrigue, bent cops and the fate of a nation in this thriller set in the murky underworld of New Zealand during the 1951 Waterfront Strike. A man overboard, a murder and a lot of loose ends.

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Before the fall

Noah Hawley

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A private plane crashes. With the SEC, FBI and National Transportation Safety Board investigating what happened, and the lives of everyone on board, it is not long before their secrets start to come into the light.

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Disclaimer

Renee Knight

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Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day she became hostage to a dark secret.

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Life or death

Michael Robotham

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Five million dollars is missing and everyone thinks Audie knows where the money is but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released from prison. Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's trying to save a life ...and not just his own.

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In the month of the midnight sun

Cecilia Ekbäck

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Sweden,1856. From the stifling heat and restricted society of a Stockholm summer to the wild landscape of Sweden's far north, this novel tells a powerful story of the collision of worlds old and new and crimes to be solved.

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The silkworm

Robert Galbraith

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When novelist Owen Quine goes missing, his wife calls in private detective Cormoran Strike. Quine is found brutally murdered in bizarre circumstances, race against time to understand the motivation of a ruthless killer.

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Black chalk

Christopher J. Yates

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It was only ever meant to be a game. A game to be played by six best friends in their first year at University. But then the game changed: the stakes grew higher, and finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results.

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