Ben Sanders

The verdicts are in: new Kiwi voices dominate among 2017 Ngaios finalists

There’s fresh blood aplenty in the local crime writing ranks and the usual suspects were nowhere to be found as the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists were named on Monday.

Review - Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders

Author Information
Book Title: 
Marshall's Law
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781760294892
Series: 
Marshall Grade
Categorisation
Category: 
Hard-Boiled
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
America
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Marshall’s Law by Ben Sanders

Author Information
Book Title: 
Marshall's Law
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781760294892
Series: 
Marshall Grade
Categorisation
Category: 
Hard-Boiled
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
America
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Marshall's Law

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Marshall Grade is back, still trying to escape the remnants of his old life. The gritty, explosive new novel from the bestselling author of American Blood is a white-knuckle ride that will have you ducking for cover!

Ex-undercover cop Marshall Grade is hiding out in California when he learns that federal agent Lucas Cohen has survived a kidnapping. Cohen was Marshall's ticket into witness protection, and his captors have a simple question: where's Marshall now?

ISBN: 
9781760294892
Location: 
USA
Series: 
Marshall Grade
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Double homicide: 2016 Ngaio Marsh Award finalists revealed

For the last couple of years I've had the enormous privilege of being one of the judges on the New Zealand Crime Fiction Ngaio Marsh Awards, and I'm not joking when I call it a privilege. I've always been a fan of the work of New Zealand's fine band of Crime Fiction writers, but in the last couple of years, there's something going on over there that demands close attention. There's a sense of risk taking, of boundary pushing that's now palpable, along with an increasing pride in place and culture that's just wonderful.

And Then There Were Nine - 2016 Ngaio Marsh Longlist Announced

A record number of entrants and a kaleidoscopic range of crime tales illustrates the growth of New Zealand crime writing but provided a real challenge for the judges of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, who have revealed the longlist for their 2016 award today. 

January on AustCrime

January, being a month in which we took a break from computers, meant a lot of reading and then a scrambling review catchup - which is still not caught up.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Girl Waits with Gun, Amy Stewart

Review - American Blood, Ben Sanders

Author Information
Book Title: 
American Blood
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781760291570
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Noir
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2015

December on AustCrime

Somewhere in the middle of the month - actually remembered to post some best of's for 2015. Other than that, this is a combination of books read, read and reviewed, and reviews caught up with, because I didn't really keep track of what was what. I was on holidays - from computers and PM tools if nothing else. 

Reviewed in December:

Skin Deep, Gary Kemble (Aust)

Christmas / New Year Break Reading

Technically I'm not here - we're taking a few weeks off from computers to try to recharge battered batteries. It's been so bloody hot here we've nearly melted and nope it hasn't rained. Not a bloody drop.

Which has meant some reading time in amongst the hourly trips outside to make sure the poultry at least are surviving this appalling weather.

American Blood, Ben Sanders