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Ngaio Marsh Awards Finalists - the best in Kiwi Noir

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The Ngaio Marsh Awards have done a lot to showcase and bring on some major crime writing talent in New Zealand. This year's finalists show a pleasing mix of new authors and some old favourites, with some becoming best sellers. You've got time to have a good look at them all and make you picks before the winners are announced at the end of October. Here's who made the list plus catalogue links (asterisked items are either still on order or may be requested):

Best Crime Novel Finalists:
The Murder Club by Nikki Crutchley*
Sprigs by Brannavan Gnanalingam*
The Tally Stick by Carl Nixon
The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman
Tell Me Lies by J P Pomare

Best First Novel Finalists:
The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle
The Beautiful Dead by Kim Hunt
Where the Truth Lies by Karina Kilmore
For Reasons of Their Own by Chris Stuart*
While the Fantail Lives by Alan Titchall

Best Non-Fiction Finalists:
Weed: a New Zealand story by James Borrowdale
Rock College: an unofficial history of Mount Eden Prison by Mark Derby
From Dog Collar to Dog Collar by Bruce Howat*
Gangland by Jared Savage
Black Hands: inside the Bain family murders by Martin Van Beynen

Ngaio Marsh Award for Younger Readers Finalists:
Katipo Joe by Brian Falkner
Red Edge by Des Hunt
A Trio of Sophies by Eileen Merriman
Deadhead by Glenn Wood

21 September 2021

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