Shot in the dark – New Zealand e-book month

A Christchurch publican shot in a crowded pub, an Indian fruiterer beaten to death in Hawera and a trail of destruction left across Waikato and the Bay of Plenty by a mass murderer – these are just some of the fascinating unsolved murders profiled in Shot in the Dark.

While the ten cases profiled may sound like very modern crimes, they were all committed in the years between the First and Second World Wars.

Scott Bainbridge reopens each case by examining the victims’ lives, the events leading up to the crimes, the original police investigations and the conclusions reached by police at the time. He then applies modern investigative techniques to the cases sometimes coming to startling conclusions.

You can read Shot in the dark as an e-book from our Overdrive collection.

Shot in the dark  is also available as a paper book.

Teen Scene: picks from our latest newsletter

Some picks from our March Teen Scene newsletter:

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