Yeah Noir is New Zealand crime and mystery fiction writers and books.

New Zealand boasts a wide range of talented authors, past and present, who write in the genre of crime and mystery. Whodunits, hard-boiled, cosy, thrillers, police procedurals, psychological, forensic, detectives, private eyes, good guys and bad guys. Heroes and villains. Noir.

You’ve read the crime fiction of Nordic Noir (Scandinavia), Tartan Noir (Scotland), and Emerald Noir (Ireland), well, here in New Zealand, our crime writers fall under the heading of Yeah Noir.

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“Yeah noir” is a play on words of the often-confusing habit New Zealanders have of saying “yeah, nah.”

“Yeah, nah.” (i.e., yes, no) — Iconic kiwi-speak using a positive/negative. Uttered when the listener doesn’t entirely agree with a suggestion or proposal.

Wanna go see a movie?
Yeah, nah

Origin of Species: Yeah Noir (and its associated hashtag #yeahnoir) was coined by the New Zealand Book Council’s Stephanie Soper (circa. 2016).


Clan Destine Press

“A superb showcase of Australian & New Zealand crime fiction with something for every taste”
– The Burgeoning Bookshelf

“Brilliant down under crime fiction”
– Marianne’s Reviews

“I highly recommend this outstanding collection… A must have anthology for
antipodean crime reader”
–  Shelleyrae Book’dout

“A great selection of Australian and New Zealand crime”
– Ashleigh The Book Muse

“A timely smorgasbord… a great book to dip into”
– Greg Fleming, Kete

“An excellent read… something for everyone”
– Amazon Reviewer

“So much to love here”