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Kevin Berry is an Amazon best-selling author residing in earthquake-hit Christchurch, New Zealand where his contemporary novels are also set.

Having started writing in the early 1900's as a kid with a $5 typewriter a mind full of countless monster stories, Kevin now writes novels on contemporary YA (social issues), science fiction, middle grade interactive fiction and fantasy.

He wittingly admits to having a degree that he has never used, along with two diplomas—one of which is in Hypnotherapy.

Kevin loves spending his spare time copy-editing and proofreading manuscripts by other authors.

More about Kevin Berry

Genres: Contemporary , Fantasy / SF, Interactive Fiction

New Zealand


Non Series

  • Teleport (2017)

Quake City Investigations

  1. The Drowned Dockworker (2020)
  2. Shooting Messengers (2020)
  3. The Possum Fur Plot (2020)

You Say Which Way

  1. Stranded Starship (2016)
  2. Duel At Dawn (2017)
  3. Movie Mystery Madness (2018)
  4. Secret Project (2020)

Contemporary fiction set in an earthquake zone

  1. Stim (2013)
  2. Kaleidoscope (2014)
Non Series
Contemporary fiction set in an earthquake zone

Detailed book overview

Non Series


"Dystopian Cyberpunk Science Fiction."

The year is 2065. The Patrons control everything and everyone.

Required by her Patron to create a teleportation device, Creative Maddie McLeod summons for the help of her brilliant daughter Cassie. The catch however is that Maddie must develop the device before Cassie's 18th birthday, or else her Patron will decide the future of Cassie’s daughter.

Things are nonetheless looking bleak. Maddie's experiments are failing, her daughter’s behavior is unraveling and The Patron is becoming ever frightening.

Desperate, Maddie turn to the Blacksmith—a strange and deadly figure from society’s downtrodden Underclass—for help.

Will she finally find a way of making the teleportation device work?
Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1545266960
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Quake City Investigations

The Drowned Dockworker

“The Quake City dock is the last place you want to be at night.”

Smugglers are running riot in Quake City.

When the lifeless body of a dockworker is discovered, private investigator Danny Ashford suspects foul play.

Used to getting himself into trouble, things are no different this time round for the self-proclaimed best private investigator in town.

Investigative reporter Deepa Banwait finds herself at the docks while following a hot lead for a story.

Although an exclusive would be huge for her career, how much trouble is she willing go through in order to get her big break?

Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B08D9NCT5Z
Publisher: Quake City Publications
Shooting Messengers

A postman is viciously murdered in Quake City while delivering mail.

Doubting that the police will mess up the investigation, private investigator Danny Ashford joins forces with investigative reporter Deepa Banwait is a bid to catch the killer.

When a second victim is however murdered in the same way, it becomes evidently clear that this is the work of a serial killer.

But how exactly do you hunt down a killer who seemingly has no motive?

Are the attacks nothing more than random acts of violence?

Although Danny and Deepa have their own theories, they’ll have to find a way of working together and catch the killer before more lives are lost.

Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-0473515331
Publisher: Quake City Publications
The Possum Fur Plot

Goods worth a whopping one million dollars are stolen. The insurance company is however unwilling to pay out.

Hired to carry out the investigation, private investigator Danny Ashford and his partner, the lively and headstrong investigative reporter Deepa Banwait, soon discover that the warehouse raid was everything but an ordinary robbery.

As the search for the stolen goods begins, Danny and Deepa learn of a bigger conspiracy at work.

And when something that begun with a break-in turns to bloodshed, Danny and Deepa find themselves on the trail of a ruthless and dangerous criminal.

This novella set in the ruins of a post-earthquake-hit city.

Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B08FC7J38S
Publisher: Quake City Publications

You Say Which Way

Stranded Starship

“Children's Interactive Adventure Fiction.”

While on your first trip into outer space, you and your crew are ambushed by mutant space pugs.

Will the decisions you make save both the spacecraft and its unusual cargo?

Will your detective skills catch a thief?

Will you and your crew be stranded forever or will you rescue the ship?

Every decision YOU will make undoubtedly changes this intergalactic adventure.

Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1540327598
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Duel At Dawn

"Children's Interactive Adventure Fiction."

Paris, France. The year is 1626.

Who would you rather be? A recruit in the King’s Musketeers or the Cardinal’s Guards?

In this You Say Which Way adventure, you, alongside one of your friends, will enter a new life either close at hand to the king or the cardinal. It’s a tale full of conspiracy, political intrigue, dueling and many more.

Will you put everything on the line and go to the Courtyard of Miracles? What is the cardinal’s secret? Is the king ill because he has been poisoned? Where is the most recommended place one can buy bandages for sword wounds?

Will you find trouble, or will trouble find you?

Also, watch out for thieves, secrets and the compte de Bouteville!

Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1981120284
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Movie Mystery Madness

“Children's Interactive Adventure Fiction.”

In this You Say Which Way adventure, every decision YOU will make undoubtedly changes the story.

Be part of the crew and cast on a crazy movie set and find out how your future will be.

Will you make movie magic or a terrible flop?

This interactive fiction book is suitable for children between the ages of 10 and 12.
Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1723383816
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Secret Project

You’re a bright kid with seemingly no future, until you win a competition; one that enables you to not only become a scientist’s apprentice, but also work on very advanced secret projects.

In this interactive adventure, every single decision you make alters the story.

Although there are many ways to succeed, there are even more ways to come to an unpleasant end.

And by the way, watch out for guardbots.

They may look a bit faint, but they never give up on a chase!

Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8654061447
Publisher: Independently published

Contemporary fiction set in an earthquake zone


Robert isn’t like nearly every other person in the world.

Suffering from Asperger's Syndrome, he experiences things quite differently from others, and struggles to accept himself. Although he tries to understand others, he just can't. He also can’t find a girlfriend.

This year however, he has made finding a girlfriend his special project.
It nonetheless won’t be without the help of his peculiar flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger's and mental illness, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn't, but doesn't mind) and their strangely-named kitten.

Robert will go through a countless number of awkward moments whilst on his mission to meet a nice, normal girl—so much that not even a major earthquake will stand in his way.

Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1492877110
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

“A terrible earthquake is about to unravel a series of events that will spin Chloe's life out of control.”

Chloe isn’t the average girl. She has Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder, amongst other conditions that are wildly inconvenient. She is also smart, resourceful and will quirky tendencies.

Her world however is about to be shaken apart… literally.

She's off her meds, her strangely-named cat is missing and she has no idea what she wants out of life any more. It’s almost as though trouble and chaos will never leave her.

Will Chloe be able to cope with the earthquake of events that is about to shatter her world?

This sequel to STIM can also be read as stand-alone novel.

Author: Kevin Berry
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1494780968
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform