Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand

Death Crop
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,870. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Inspector Mike Blakely is despatched from Headquarters in Newcastle to investigate a murder in the upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales, not far from the town of Scone. At first the case appears to be a straight forward murder investigation but soon reveals itself to be a great deal more than that, eventually forcing Blakely to fight for his life, in some very dangerous situations.
Jagged Waters
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Series: Southern Skyes, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,340. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013 by thewordverve. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Spicy Irish miss, Mariah Malone, is a young convict unjustly condemned to New South Wales, Australia, to serve her sentence for life. During the transport, her ship encounters a rocky demise, and the handful of survivors are washed up on King Island to await rescue.
For the Life of Thi Lin Klein
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Price: Free! Words: 95,010. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An Australian love/war story set during the last few weeks of Australia's part in the Vietnam War.
Anzac Spirit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: Australian English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 1 review)
Set in Gallipoli, ANZAC SPIRIT is about a sixteen year old boy, who went to war seeking adventure. What he found was the true horrors of war. It is also a story about mateship and the hardship faced by the diggers.
Noah's Ark
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,420. Language: Australian English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
Tomorrow when the war began: Australia invaded? By whom? How could it happen? Why would it happen? What would it be like? What would we do?
Terra Domina
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 148,680. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012 by ASJ Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
1885. A ten year old boy is missing. His twin sister encounters a strange old man in the woods near her house. He seems infatuated with her, and displays unusual control over the world around him, over the events to follow in her life.
Butchers Parade
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,300. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Set in the third quarter of the twentieth century, the stories of 'Butchers Parade' feature the quintessentially Australian location of Redgate - a meatworks town on the western fringe of Sydney - as well as the blighted circumstances of wartime Indo-China. The narratives are united by the presence of the hulking figure of Horrie - meatworker, footballer and soldier.
The Rocking Horse Garden
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,620. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Fife, Scotland, the mid-nineteenth century. A young woman sees a sinister shape out at sea. Soon after, a series of tragedies occur. Melbourne, Australia, the present day. A diary is discovered, detailing both an epic journey and the horrors which occurred more than 150 years before. Could the two be linked in some way to a rocking horse, left to decay in a weed-filled garden?
The Second Landing
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You set the price! Words: 160,990. Language: Australian English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A fascinating study of Eastern Europe told by those who got out during and after World War II. The Second Landing is absolutely riveting. It helps to form a total concept of the period. For historians the book should have been a non-fiction historical chronicle, a source book, as much of what the author deals with, is not widely known.
Sewing Moonlight
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 161,620. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
A sweeping tale of love, loss and bio-dynamics. When Wilhelm Erdinger arrives in the sleepy village of Falters Mill determined to pursue a self-sufficient life, the locals are more than happy to leave him in peace. Against all expectations he discovers both unexpected friendships and love. But as war marches closer, a dark secret from his past threatens to bring his tenuous life crashing down.
The Soldier's Seed
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Series: Southern Skyes, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,100. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012 by thewordverve. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Nicholas Thomas, a soldier in the New South Wales Corps, loathes his life in Sydney Town and through a series of events of his own making he finds himself running from his past to what could be an even worse fate. While pioneering a new settlement that encounters one problem after another, he struggles to find his true self and identify.
The Divergence
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Series: Southern Skyes, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,400. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012 by thewordverve. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
The Divergence, Book 2, continues from The Soldier’s Seed, the first book of the Southern Skyes family saga, capturing the wide range of relationships between colonists, convicts, hunters and the indigenous population during the tumultuous events that defined the early penal colonies of Australia and the discovery of gold.
Only Standing Still
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,150. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
An investor and Western Port landholder is found dead after a dinner party. Dinner guest and ex detective Robin Cork assists police with their inquiries while pursuing his own investigation into an old island murder. The discovery of a number of smuggled golden Buddha statuettes results in a fierce confrontation between armed foreign sailors and police, with Cork assisting from the sidelines.
Bushranger
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Series: Outlaws of Australia, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,020. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Bushranger...the outlaws of the Australian bush. The young men sometimes cast into that role by an unfortunate twist of fate - sometimes because of their thirst for adventure on a fast horse. Seldom did they realise the danger they were exposing themselves to until it was too late - an ignominious death from a policeman's bullet, or the final drop through the trapdoor of the gallows.
Hedging Bets
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Price: Free! Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Sports
Ash's sister was one of those women who somehow always seem to connect with the wrong blokes. Harold was perhaps the cream of the crop as far as bludgers go, or more precisely, the bottom of the barrel. But when Harold comes up with a no-risk scheme to make some quick cash, Ash just can't say no.
Sarahs Legacy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,690. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Henry Bellamy, his wife Emma and brother George are the founding members of a dynasty that spans five generations. ‘Sarah's Legacy’ is the second book in the Bellamy Dynasty Saga, following on from ‘A Land of Chance’ and set against a backdrop of Australian history from 1855 to 1951.
A Land of Chance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,500. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Henry Bellamy, his wife Emma and brother George are the founding members of a dynasty that spans five generations. ‘A Land of Chance’ is a family saga set against a backdrop of Australian history from 1855 to 1951.
The Silent Moon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
The Irish convict in this true story battles with authority across three continents. The story unites major events from convict life in Australia and the gold rushes of Victoria and California. It includes Australia’s first ever Escort Robbery; a great mystery of the sea; executions; corruption and crime. A truly international story with a pirate and a supposed American Civil War hero.
Port Robe
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,240. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
In January 1857 the arrival of a sailing ship at Port Robe, in the Province of South Australia, stirs the small township of Robe Town into frantic action. The tall ship is flying a British flag. It moves into deep water off the end of the jetties and lets down its anchors. The decks are crowded with passengers!
Scabbard
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,910. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: July 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
An old sword shows up at an antique fair in provincial New Zealand. What tragedy does it conceal and how does this mysterious object connect with Christian Larson, a Scandinavian boy shipwrecked in the year of the Titanic? a Viking past forms part of a quest for identity, set in a small New Zealand town in the early years of the twentieth century.