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 first novel
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