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This year has already started off with a bang with the release of James Patterson’s PRIVATE VEGAS and Tess Gerritsen’s new Rizzoli and Isles thriller DIE AGAIN, but the rest of 2015 has many more fantastic books in store. The following six books are some favourites we couldn’t wait to share with you.

Lots of us at Penguin Random House NZ are enthusiastic readers of crime and thriller novels. After getting back from the Christmas break we were swapping tips about what to take to the beach this summer and it occurred to us to ask what they’re loving at the moment. Here’s what Jack Reacher creator Lee Child, Paul Cleave and Tony Parsons told us...

Screen-writer and Penguin Random House New Zealand author, Anthony McCarten, has been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay in the 87th Academy Awards for his work, The Theory of Everything. The film detailing the life of famed theoretical physisist, Stephen Hawking, is also in the running for Best Film.

Ten titles from the first half of our 2015 publishing programme which we are over the moon about including new books from Paul Cleave, Alexandra Fuller, Paula Hawkins, Anne Tyler, Kate Atkinson, Stephanie Johnson, and much more!

Jan 12

Paul Cleave Q&A

by Random House NZ on 12 January 2015

Crime and thriller author Paul Cleave speaks about his new book Five Minutes Alone and puts the magnifying glass on the dark and twisted world that is his New Zealand. 

Want to create fictional worlds built on romantic fantasy? Start here.

Take a look at our bestselling books of 2014! It's only the best of the best in this year's top 10 countdown to literary perfection: From Chelsea Winter's new book Everyday Delicious to Al Brown's Depot (The Biography of a Restaurant), it really has been the year of the cook. But with dogs, cats, comedic giants and rogue military men, 2014 has been a sensational year for books. Which book is number 1?

With the release of the 11th and Rizolli and Isles book, Die Again: (Rizzoli and Isles 11), we reckon it's a great time to open the files of Tess Gerritsen's bestselling detective duo. 

Tina Makereti, has won the fiction category of the 2014 Nga Kupu Ora Aotearoa Maori Book Awards with her debut novel, Where the Rekohu Bone Sings.

Sweeping majestically between China past and present, Susan Barker's third novel, The Incarnations, illuminates the cyclical nature of history and shows us how man is condemned to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.