Trish McCormack

Biography

Trish McCormack is an archivist by day and a crime writer by night. Now living in Wellington she has lived and worked in New Zealand national parks where she sets her crime novels featuring her glacier guide sleuth Philippa Barnes. After a ten year stint as a small-town journalist Trish changed from fact to fiction and is loving it. In her novels she combines her two great interests - crime fiction and New Zealand's rugged West Coast. Trish is now working on her third Philippa Barnes mystery which is set in the limestone landscape of Paparoa National Park.

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Glacier Murder (Philippa Barnes mystery 2)
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Series: Philippa Barnes glacier mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,910. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Glacier guide sleuth Philippa Barnes investigates a murder in New Zealand's Westland National Park. Vivien Revell didn’t intend to die. She should have got away but years later Philippa discovers her mangled body in a crevasse on the Franz Josef Glacier. A brutal murder follows, more people are threatened, and it becomes clear that someone is determined to keep Vivien's story hidden.
Assigned to Murder (Philippa Barnes mystery 1)
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Series: Philippa Barnes glacier mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,920. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Journalist Kirsten Browne tells her friend, glacier guide Philippa Barnes, that she is investigating something terrible. Before she can say more she is bludgeoned to death beside a West Coast lake. Philippa, determined to find out why, discovers that the people of the lake are hiding many secrets. She finds links to a decades-old mystery, but not in time to prevent another tragedy.

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Smashwords book reviews by Trish McCormack

  • Murder in the Second Row on Feb. 22, 2013

    This novel introduces an engaging caste of characters - both on and off stage. The story moves fast and leaves a satisfying chill at the end. The author clearly knows the theatre world well and brings it to life adding an extra dimension to this enjoyable crime novel. I also loved the link to Agatha Christie and am now re-reading Appointment with Death as a result.
  • Body on the Stage on Feb. 22, 2013

    Great to be back in Jessica's theatre world with another page-turning mystery and some good twists. I loved the character of Dennis and enjoyed watching him change his life around. Another Jessica mystery soon Bev??
  • Vengeance Is Mine (An Emily O'Brien novel #1) on March 19, 2013
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    a good page-turning story with an engaging heroine. I am glad I didn't notice the Christian tab as this would have put me off reading a good book! Emily is flawed and self-deprecating and as such someone the reader cares about.
  • Never Buried [Book 1, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] on March 29, 2013

    What a great book! And one I would never have found in New Zealand without Smashwords. Loved Leigh, Cara and Maura. The mystery was a real page turner as well. Pleased to see there's a whole series of Leigh novels.
  • The Indie Journey: Secrets to Writing Success on April 18, 2013

    inspiring and interesting - not to mention generous sharing of information!
  • Never Sorry [Book 2, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] on July 29, 2013

    loved it! great characters and story
  • Never Preach Past Noon [Book 3, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] on July 29, 2013

    Aunt Bess is a star. And Leigh just keeps getting better
  • Never Kissed Goodnight [Book 4, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] on July 29, 2013

    great to see Cara again - and a compelling read
  • Never Tease a Siamese [Book 5, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] on July 29, 2013

    ok - I am addicted to this series! I'm going to have to stop reading them for a while so I don't run out too quickly. Love the cats!
  • Dolled Up For Murder: A Gretchen Birch Mystery on July 29, 2013

    well-paced story with interesting characters and a good twisty mystery! the dogs are a great extra
  • Pearces' Ocean on Oct. 04, 2013

    Not my normal genre but I loved this book - especially the parts of it set in Cornwall. Interesting characters and great adventures
  • The Brigstone Man on Oct. 04, 2013

    This was a mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat. Enjoyed the ride through murders and interesting parts of the world. Nice ending!