Cowens, D. Murder & Matchmaking. Lower Hutt: Paper Road Press, 2015
Debbie Cowens’ background as an English teacher is manifest in Murder and Matchmaking, the result of Jane Austin meeting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. John Daniell, a professional rugby player, sets his novel in the world of rugby match fixing in Paris. Adam Sarafis, the creation of author Linda Olsson and screen writer Thomas Sainsbury combines Hamlet with New Zealand politics in Something is Rotten, the first book in the Matakana series. Julie Thomas mixes her crime with fine wine and chocolate in an idyllic island vineyard.
Daniell, J. The Fixer. Auckland: Upstart Press, 2015
Sarafis, A. Something is Rotten. Melbourne: Echo, 2015
Thomas, J. Blood, Wine & Chocolate. Auckland: Harper Collins, 2015