Alan Carter

Rural Noir: small-town tales scoop Ngaio Marsh Awards

Backcountry mystery outshone big city crime at WORD Christchurch Festival on Saturday evening as Alan Carter and Jennifer Lane were named the winners of the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards.

Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Having just posted a media announcement on the 2018 Ngaio Marsh longlist (the media announcement is here), now for a few personal comments. Firstly and most importantly, if you've been standing by waiting for a review to be posted (especially if your book was in the submissions list), this is the reason for the delay.

Returning to the scene of the crime: Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Two authors who returned to crime writing after more than a decade away have today been named among an eclectic longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel.

Review - Marlborough Man, Alan Carter

Author Information
Book Title: 
Marlborough Man
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925164534
Series: 
Nick Chester
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Undercover Cop
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - BAD SEED, Alan Carter

Author Information
Book Title: 
Bad Seed
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925162257
Series: 
Cato Kwong
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Perth
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

Currently Reading - Bad Seed, Alan Carter

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It jumped out at me, it literally jumped out at me ... It's not so much queue jumping as me being chronically unable to resist temptation. And a new Cato Kwong is too much temptation. Love this series, and if what I've read so far of this is any indication - oh this is a good one.

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Review - GETTING WARMER - Alan Carter

Author Information
Book Title: 
Getting Warmer
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922089205
Series: 
Cato Kwong
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
WA
Perth
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - Getting Warmer, Alan Carter

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Another long weekend Australian read

From the Blurb:

Cato Kwong is back. Back in Boom Town and back on a real case – the unsolved mystery of a missing fifteen-year-old girl. But it’s midsummer in the city of millionaires and it’s not just the heat that stinks. A pig corpse, peppered with nails, is uncovered in a shallow grave and a body, with its throat cut, turns up in the local nightclub. As a series of blunders by Cato’s colleague brings the squad under intense scrutiny, Cato’s own sympathy for a suspect threatens to derail his case and his career.