Book Review: The Maori Detective by D.A. Crossman (@crossmanDA) #RBRT #New Zealand mystery


As an Adopted New Zealander. I’m going to hunt the story down and see how it goes. Thanks for the review. I used to live in the middle of the Maori Culture in Rotoua and I’m looking forward to going back again.

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I selected this mystery to purchase for review because I was attracted by both the setting and also the protagonist, who is half Maori.

Here’s the story:

Carlos Wallace spent thirteen years in Australia, eight of them as a police officer in New South Wales. When he kills a man in the line of duty and his wife is subsequently murdered, he comes under suspicion and he’s dismissed from the force. He’s devastated and decides to return home to Christchurch and become a private detective. He arrives shortly after the earthquake of 2011, which leveled the city’s business district, and the reality of the devastation is a grim backdrop to his depressed mood. An absent and mysterious Mr. Prince sets Carlos up with a PI business office and funds to continue cases that Prince left behind. A blood relative deeds him a house, asking only that in return, he look…

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