Crime Watch) announced the Longlist for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel (New Zealand). The award is given for the best crime, mystery, or thriller novel written by a New Zealand citizen or resident, published in New Zealand during 2010.
The presentation of the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award will be held at the TelstraClear Club in Hagley Park on Sunday August 21, 2011, as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival. International Best selling mystery authors Tess Gerritsen and John Hart will be in attendance. Keep up to the minute on these awards by going to the Ngaio Marsh Award Facebook page.
The following is the longlist for the Ngaio Marsh Awrd. The shortlist will be announced by August 1 and will be determined by a panel of local and international judges. I'm thrilled to be one of them. Love Kiwi writers!
Ngaio Marsh Award Longlist
SLAUGHTER FALLS by Alix Bosco
BLOOD MEN by Paul Cleave
CAPTURED by Neil Cross
DEATH IN THE KINGDOM by Andrew Grant
SURRENDER by Donna Malane
THE CRIME OF HUEY DUNSTAN by James McNeish
HUNTING BLIND by Paddy Richardson
THE FALLEN by Ben Sanders
There were other books that were eligible for the 2011 Award, so this is a 'longlist' (ie there has been an initial cut prior to the entire judging panel reading these novels).
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