The Maori Detective

The Maori Detective

What a ride The Maori Detective is! From the prologue to the final paragraph, this is one action-packed book. From gangs to blackmail and extortion to a vast foreign government conspiracy, the reader is kept on their toes.
Our protagonist, Carlos Wallace, is escaping his past in Australia and falls into a job as a Private Detective in Christchurch, New Zealand, a city recently ravaged by a devastating series of earthquakes. His boss is an absentee mystery man and his new assistant is a woman also running from her own past.

Nothing Bad Happens Here

Nothing Bad Happens Here

A woman’s body is found in a small town in the Coromandel. Journalist Miller Hatcher is dispatched to do an in-depth story on the discovery and its effect on the sleepy little town. Needless to say, Miller bites off more than she can chew, and soon finds herself in the middle of even more drama. First, let me say that I was eager to read this debut novel from New Zealand author, Nikki Crutchley. I loved that it wasn’t Americanized – the spelling, the terminology, all authentic Kiwi (and there’s even a mention of my¬†actual hometown!).