New Zealand 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. The 8 fabulous books on the Longlist span the world of mystery. It's going to be a tough choice to rate these books from 1-8. I've set up my own personal criteria that includes character, style, pacing, setting, storyline, originality, and whether or not the book stays with me after I've finished. I have a few other criteria, but those are the main ones. Still, some hard choices need to be made. They're all such great reads.
I've really loved reading this books, and now, you can, too! Craig Sisterson, blogger at CrimeWatch, has organized a competition whereby readers anywhere in the world can win a full set of all eight longlisted titles.
According to Craig “You can enter the prize drawing simply by e-mailing a photo of yourself reading any New Zealand crime, mystery, or thriller title--contemporary or from days gone by. Send the photo to: email@example.com. The book in your picture doesn’t have to be set in New Zealand, as long as the author is associated with New Zealand (lives in New Zealand, was born or grew up in New Zealand, etc)...The winner of the competition will be randomly drawn from the entered photos, and announced just prior to the presentation of the Ngaio Marsh Award on 21 August 2011.”
To read more, go HERE.
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