When celebrity singer Carmen Crane passes away, her only daughter inherits a reality TV show. As Kyla Crane adjusts to this new scrutiny, strange things start to happen: the house is rearranged overni..
Wry, moving, beautifully observed and politically astute, this latest novel from one of our finest chroniclers pinpoints universal truths through very New Zealand lives. Life isn't always like it app..
When Glasgow journalist Gerry Conway receives a phone call promising unsavoury information about Scottish Justice Minister Peter Lyons, his instinct is that this apparent scoop won't warrant space in ..
The second rivetting installment in The Smuggler's Wife series by one of our leading historical novelists. She was Maori, aged anywhere between three and five years old. Her dirty, matted hair hung pa..
Albert Wendt's new collection of short stories explores the nature of family, tradition and culture through the eyes of those seemingly caught between the realities of modern contemporary life and the..
Beginning with the return to Venice of an old and sick man determined to confront his past, and accompanied by his daughter who is escaping hers, The Antipodeans spans three generations of a New Zeala..
That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. A writing desk lies open and you..
Linley Jones combines many settings and themes in her first collection of short stories, covering a wide range of human emotions and settings - From the joys of a NZ childhood-the stink of rotten egg..
Reclusive, best-selling author, Charlotte Day, no longer has the passion to write. Wanting to boost her profile, her manager sends Emma Wade, a young freelance journalist to write a series of publicit..
When their mother is committed to a psychiatric hospital by their father, Vera and her twin sister, Violet, are sent to live with their father's mother in a poor suburb of Christchurch. When this arra..
From Polynesian Mythology to the Yates' Garden Guide, from Allen Curnow to Alice Tawhai, from Wiremu Te Rangikaheke's letters to Katherine Mansfield's notebooks, Maori and Pakeha New Zealanders have s..
How do you choose between love and honour? Fleance, the 2-year old son of Scottish thane Banquo has been living rough in the words of northern England since he escaped on that fateful night ten years ..
'My war was a good war, as was the next one. Your father's is a bad one. But in the end it makes no difference. It's all war. It's always the same.' A man at the end of his life, trying to make sense ..
Irreverent and streetwise prostitute Friday Woolfe is in London's notorious Newgate gaol, awaiting transportation. There, she meets three other girls: intelligent and opportunistic thief, Sarah Morgan..
Two powerful men-one at the mercy of bipolar disorder, the other facing life imprisonment-struggle to regain their freedom. The life of Luke Powers has long been punctuated by abrupt changes in fortun..
This brand new collection of 28 short stories spans the length of Frame's career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories have been published in a collection before, and more tha..
The night before Daisy dies in her hospice bed, Dorothy, her lifelong friend, witnesses her mysterious dying words. The meaning only becomes clear after reading Daisy's diaries, left to Dorothy in her..
Moving, insightful, lyrical and also at times very funny, this novel is a supple, disarmingly frank exploration of parenthood. Liam and Iris have one son: Billy, a bright toddler puddling about (...) ..
Breton Dukes stands in the great tradition of New Zealand writers - Frank Sargeson, Maurice Duggan, Owen Marshall - who have looked at men's lives. The portraits in Dukes' stories are searingly fresh,..
Birthright is the heart-stopping conclusion to T. K. Roxborogh's epic Banquo's Son series. Fleance, King of Scotland, has made a political marriage to Rachel, the sister of dead King Duncan. It may se..
A compelling novel about friendship, identity and love. One winter evening, Elias, a young artist, watches a woman move into his apartment building. After closing her door, however, she is not seen ag..
A compelling rural romance set in the rugged high country of New Zealand's South Island. Four generations of the Black family have farmed Blackpeak Station. Next in line, or so she believes, is Charlo..
A mother and daughter arrive at Blackpeak Vineyard in search of a new life and new love in this sizzling romance. Longing for a new life in the country, former television executive Lizzie Harrington s..
Loyalty, betrayal, murder...and merlot. Hidden away in a witness protection programme on an idyllic island vineyard in New Zealand, Vinnie Whitney-Ross could be forgiven for thinking he has escaped th..
Fleance is the new king of Scotland, but he is the ruler of a divided nation. Rebels who dispute his claim to the throne are raiding villages throughout the country, spreading uncertainty and terror. ..
It is the fourteenth century and Florence is a bustling city, generating considerable wealth from its thriving woollen cloth industry and famed banking houses. Curious, capable and determined, Cammill..
Powerful and visionary, Keri Hulme has written the great New Zealand novel of our times. The Bone People is the story of Kerewin, a despairing part-Maori artist who is convinced that her solitary life..
The Book of Fame won the Deutz Medal for Fiction in the 2001 Montana Book Awards and the Tasmania Pacific Fiction Prize in 2003. In 1905 a motley group of young New Zealand rugby players sets out by s..
A classic novel following a real 19th century migration from Scotland to NZ via Nova Scotia and Australia. In 1853, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zea..
A brutal home invasion shocks the nation. A man is murdered, his wife bound, gagged and left to watch. But when Detective Sam Shephard scratches the surface, the victim, a successful businessman, is n..