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A New Zealand Mystery – available in NZ

A New Zealand Mystery like the Body at Back Beach should be available in NZ? Of course, it should. But with no locally-based Amazon, it can be a bit of a hassle buying books from Australia, or even further abroad. Good news though, this great mystery is available locally.Books

NZ online bookstore

It may have taken a little while for this Kiwi mystery, set in Port Chalmers, to arrive in New Zealand. But The Body at Back Beach is now on the shelves at the Nile. You can order your copy here. Hopefully, it won’t be long before it’s also available in physical bookshops in the country too. If ebooks are more your thing, then you can get hold of it on kobo, apple books and more. A full list is on the publisher’s website here.

A New Zealand Mystery

Set in Port Chalmers, this small town, cozy mystery could be just what you’re looking for:

Helena Statham never imagined herself as a sleuth. But when she stumbles upon the body of a young woman while on a walk, she can’t resist the urge to discover who she was and how she got there. Even if it means upsetting the tight-knit community of the small New Zealand town she lives in, and uncovering secrets that have long been buried. Thirty years ago, a young woman went missing, but no one tried to find out what had happened to her. As Helena investigates deeper, she learns more about what took place back then, putting herself in danger now. Join Helena on her journey as she becomes an unlikely amateur detective, determined to uncover the truth and bring justice to the long-forgotten young woman whose story has been buried in silence for far too long.

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A New Zealand Murder Mystery

There are a few New Zealand Murder Mystery books out there. From the delightful books of Ngaio Marsh to more recent authors such as Wanda Symon or Paul Cleave. There’s now a new author on the scene, with her first book now out.

The Body at Back Beach a New Zealand Murder Mystery, shown on an e-reader with a cup of black coffee next to it lying on an orange piece of cloth at the bottom and blood splatters on the boards on which it sits. Perhaps there was really a murder here.

Murder Mystery from New Zealand

The Body at Back Beach is set in Port Chalmers, a small town near Dunedin in Otago. It’s not the kind of place that you’d expect a body to turn up. But that’s what happens here. Helena Statham can’t believe it when she stumbles across a skeleton. It’s not long before she becomes drawn into discovering who is behind the murder.

Get your copy today

Available from Amazon, direct from the publisher and from other good retailers. It would be great to read your reviews. Make sure that you share them on Amazon and Goodreads. You can also set it as the book you’re reading on Goodreads.

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Preorder today

Preorder is available for my first novel, the Body at Back Beach. With the release scheduled for next week, in fact, less than a week away, then now is a great time to order. Ebooks will be automatically delivered to your ereader, kindle, tablet or phone on Thursday. Printed copies will follow a day or so later.

Get your hands on a copy

I was able to preorder early (perks of being the author) and I’ve already got a copy of my book here. I can’t even begin to tell you how exciting it is to actually hold a physical book that I’ve written. I can’t wait to share it with you and hear what everyone thinks. Please do take the time to leave me a review once you have read it. You can do that on Amazon, or on Goodreads. You can also mark that you are reading or want to read the book on Goodreads.

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Preorder options

There are a number of different places that you can get a copy of the Body at Back Beach from. Check out this previous post with some links here. While you’re here, make sure that you sign up for my newsletter and keep up to date with everything I have going on.

Release Date 29th May

When I was first given the release date for my upcoming book, The Body at Back Beach, it felt like such a long way away. But here we are, just a few short weeks away.

Cover for the body at back beach, release date 29th May 2024. Sea scene at night, with mountains in the back ground.

Order before the release date

The Body at Back Beach is available to preorder now, before the 29th May 2024. You can order it from the publisher’s website here. It is also available from Amazon in the UK and US.

When Helena stumbles across what appears to be a skeleton when out for a walk in Port Chalmers, New Zealand, the last thing that she expects is to find herself investigating a murder.

Ebook or paperback

Available in both ebook and paperback format, you can choose how you’d prefer to read this new novel.

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