Popular Oceanian Mystery Books

Find mystery books written by authors from Oceania for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge. (26)

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Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone by Benjamin Stevenson EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Knives Out and Clue meet Agatha Christie and The Thursday Murder Club in this "utterly original" (Jane Harper), "not to be missed" (Karin Slaughter), fiendishly clever blend of classic and modern murder mystery. Everyone in my family has killed someone. Some of us, the high achievers, have killed more than once. I'm not trying to be dramatic, but it is the truth. Some of us are good, others are bad, and some just unfortunate. I'm Ernest Cunningham. Call me Ern or Ernie. I wish I'd killed whoever decided our family reunion should be at a ski resort, but it's a little more complicated than that.... continue

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Force of Nature : A Novel by Jane Harper EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Originally published: Australia: Pan Macmillan, 2017.

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Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Four dead queens. Three days to catch a killer. Two forbidden romances. One shocking twist you won’t see coming. Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead. With no other... continue

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Homecoming by Kate Morton EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
The highly anticipated new novel from the New York Times and #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, a sweeping saga that begins with a shocking crime that echoes across continents and generations. Adelaide Hills, Christmas Eve, 1959 At the end of a scorching hot day, beside a creek in the grounds of a grand country house, a local man makes a terrible discovery. Police are called, and the small town of Tambilla becomes embroiled in one of the most baffling murder investigations in the history of South Australia. Many years later and thousands of miles away, Jess is a... continue

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I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
From the author of The Book Thief comes this darkly funny and ultimately uplifting thriller which proves that anyone can be extraordinary. Ed Kennedy is just your less-than-average Joe who is hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey. But after he single-handedly manages to catch a bank robber, he receives a playing card in the mail: the Ace of Diamonds. This is the first message. Four more will follow. But before this particular card game can end, Ed will be changed forever . . . Will Audrey love the man he has become?

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Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Charlie Bucktin is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the mining town of Corrigan. Jasper takes Charlie to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery.

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Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy EN

Rating: 4 (5 votes)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
From the author of the beloved national bestseller Migrations, a pulse-pounding new novel about a woman who will do anything to save the wolves of Scotland, and her twin sister Inti Flynn has never believed in the story of the big bad wolf. She knows the truth: it is men who are the real monsters. Inti arrives in the Scottish Highlands to lead a team of scientists tasked with reintroducing wolves into the wild, fiercely determined that nothing will distract her. But at home in her new cottage, where her traumatized twin sister Aggie barely leaves her bed, Inti can’t help but remember the painf... continue

18.

Overkill by Vanda Symon EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Description:
First published in New Zealand by Penguin Books (NZ) in 2007.

19.

Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh EN

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Country: Oceania / Fiji flag Fiji
Description:
In this gripping thriller set in New Zealand, New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh takes you into the twisted world of an exclusive cul-de-sac located on the edge of a sprawling forest. My mother vanished ten years ago. So did a quarter of a million dollars in cash. Thief. Bitch. Criminal. Now, she's back. Her bones clothed in scarlet silk. When socialite Nina Rai disappeared without a trace, everyone wrote it off as another trophy wife tired of her wealthy husband. But now her bones have turned up in the shadowed green of the forest that surrounds her elite neighborhood, a haven of ... continue

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See What You Made Me Do : Power, Control and Domestic Violence by Jess Hill EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Domestic abuse is a national emergency- one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. But too often we ask the wrong question- why didn't she leave? We should be asking- why did he do it? Investigative journalist Jess Hill puts perpetrators - and the systems that enable them - in the spotlight. See What You Made Me Do is a deep dive into the abuse so many women and children experience - abuse that is often reinforced by the justice system they trust to protect them. Critically, it shows that we can drastically reduce domestic violence - not in generati... continue