Ngaio Marsh Awards

#amreading A Moments Silence, Christopher Abbey

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Long weekend reading part 3.

From the Blurb:

Set against a backdrop of actual events in 1995, Martyn Percival, a middle-aged New Zealander, seeks adventure on his first OE to the United Kingdom. A chance sighting, providing a possible link between an explosion that has rocked the nation and the whereabouts of a renegade IRA operative, has Martyn reporting his suspicions to an attractive police sergeant in the Cotswolds. 

#amreading - Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley, Danyl McLauchlan

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Picked this one up recently - billed as comic farce.

From the Blurb:

A desolate valley.

A missing mathematician.

A glamorous and beguiling council bureaucrat with a hidden past.

A cryptic map leading to an impossible labyrinth.

An ancient conspiracy; an ancient evil.

A housing development without proper planning permission.

All leading to the most mysterious mystery of all.

Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley is a dark and forbidding new comic farce by the author of Unspeakable Secrets of the Aro Valley.

Winners of the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Announced

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It was a hometown quinella on Saturday night as Paul Cleave and Ray Berard were announced as the winners of the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Awards at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival.

Review - Made to Kill, Adam Christopher

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Made to Kill
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780765379184
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Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Tor Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

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.

Review - Starlight Peninsula, Charlotte Grimshaw

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Starlight Peninsula
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Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781775538226
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
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New Zealand
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - The Mark of Halam, Thomas Ryan

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The Mark of Halam
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New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781503946422
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Jeff Bradley
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Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Publisher: 
Thomas & Mercer
Year of Publication: 
2015