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2019 Ngaio Marsh shortlists announced

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The Ngaio Marsh Awards launched 10 years ago to celebrate all that’s great about New Zealand crime, mystery, thriller and suspense writing. There have been some stellar winners in the past and this year’s judges have narrowed the 2019 entries down to three shortlists, including a posthumous appearance by the lady herself. The winners will be announced 14 September.

Best novel

This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman
Money in the Morgue by Ngaio Marsh & Stella Duffy
The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney
Call Me Evie by JP Pomare
The Vanishing Act by Jen Shieff

Best first novel

One for Another by Andrea Jacka
Crystal Reign by Kelly Lyndon
Call Me Evie by JP Pomare

Best non-fiction

The Great New Zealand Robbery by Scott Bainbridge
 The Short Life and Mysterious Death of Jane Furlong by Kelly Dennett
Behind Bars by Anna Leask
The Cause of Death by Cynric Temple-Camp

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