Book List:27 titles
  • In this compelling final volume of The Salt Trilogy, Hana narrowly escapes Blood Burrow after her mother chooses to swallow poison rather than die in the great witch-burning in People's Square. Deep in the forest she meets Ben, son of Lo, and Hawk, w...


  • In 1933, Herbert Muskie returns to his rundown hometown of Loomis, New Zealand, and uses a combination of cunning and psychological threats to take control of the lives of twelve-year-old Colin Potter and his family. Reprint....


  • The night Dargie's stables burns down, Kitty Wix is knocked tumbling to the ground by strange, loping man fleeing the scene. Who is the fire-raiser who has been terrorizing the small town? Kitty and her friend Irene begin to have their suspicions as ...



  • When Celia Inverarity, aged seventeen, is found brutally murdered in a secluded West Auckland park one Sunday afternoon, Paul Prior, her English teacher and mentor, is suspected of being her murderer. Celia's death and the violence which follows send...


  • The old family home in Access Road, where Lionel, Roly and Rowan grew up, is crumbling away - but after more than fifty years Lionel and Roly are back. Rowan, too, safe in 'upper crusty' Takapuna, is drawn more and more strongly 'out west'. The past ...


  • Alice Ferry is a retired Wellington scientist, a mycologist (fungi is her thing). One day a young man knocks on her door. Adrian is a great-nephew she never knew she had, the grandson of her brother Gordon. As her story unfolds we learn of her childh...


  • The Burning Boy is a vivid picture of life in a provincial town in times of disturbance and change.Certainties collapse in the face of violence. People start along strange ways, some to loss or ruin, others to unexpected happiness. The Burning Boy wo...


  • During World War II, Rex, a young New Zealand boy, finds his life irrevocably changed by the arrival of a wounded American soldier, Jackson Coop, an African-American private with a hatred for war, who stays with Rex's family while recuperating....






  • A novel by an award-winning New Zealand author which spans politics and high finance, and asks questions about the perpetrators and victims of crime, and about the price of greed and personal isolation. It features a confrontation between a petty thi...



  • For all the promise of his name, Jack Skeat cannot be a poet. His friend Rex Petley & - eel-catcher, girl-chaser, motorbike rider & - takes that prize. Is he also a murderer? And why, forty years later, does he drown out on the Gulf? Jack has to find...


  • 'Nick had seen the birthmark on Susan's wrist. It had two parts. Each was shaped like a tear drop, curved like a moon. One was bright red and the other golden brown.' Susan had always been a bit odd and never really got on with her cousin Nick, but t...


  • A letter for Gloria was waiting in the rack. The envelope looked ordinary - Miss Gloria Wood written in ink - but Ailsa knew that crazy words lay hidden inside. Ailsa takes a dislike to Calum Page from the day she is invited to play tennis with hi...


  • An Austrian Jew in a 1940s antipodean and colonial society, Josef Mandl is in harmony and in conflict with Austrians, Germans and New Zealanders alike. His story mirrors the alien experience everywhere....




  • 'King,' they said, trying out the word, 'Osro is King. 'Now, stand up,' Osro said. 'Take me to Susan's door. You are my hands and I am your head. Soon O will be ours.' For Susan and Nick the adventure at last seems at an end. They are leaving the mag...


  • There's no street like Orchard Street, and no year like 1951. So much happened to me and my family, and to Teresa and hers, that our lives could never be the same. Some very strange things are happening in Orchard Street. Ossie's dad is doing somethi...


  • Long regarded as one of the finest novels ever written by a New Zealander, Maurice Gee's Plumb introduces us to the intolerant, irascible clergyman George Plumb, one of the most memorable characters in New Zealand literature half saint, half monster...


  • Face the High Priest. Face him alone. That was why she was back on O. To end the religion grown up in her name. Susan Ferris and her cousin Nick return to the world of O, which they had saved from the evil Halfmen, only to discover that a hundred yea...


  • Former right-wing cabinet minister James Tinley decides to run for office again, and is assured of the National Candidacy when his opponent shoots young and brilliant Owen Moody. The trial causes a political sensation and exposes the cracks in the fa...


  • This gripping, page-turning fantasy adventure follows a dangerous quest through a divided world. From the high reaches of a tree, Fliss watches the soldiers attempting yet again to break through the invisible wall. Amid the explo...


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  • Beneath the extinct volcanoes surrounding the city, giant creatures are waking from a spellbound sleep that has lasted thousands of years. Their goal is the destruction of the world. Rachel and Theo Matheson are twins. Apart from having red hair, the...


  • The gool cannot be seen, not properly, but Xantee, Lo and their friends sense its evil presence. It lurks in the jungle in rock clefts, an enemy from outside nature. And now a fragment of gool grips Hari by the throat, draining the life from him. The...


  • Salt is an utterly compelling fantasy adventure, the work of a master storyteller at the peak of his powers. When his father Tarl is captured and enslaved to work in Deep Salt, Hari vows to rescue him. This is a forbidding task: no one returns fro...