2019 Ngaio Marsh shortlists announced

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…

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The Ringmaster

Written by Vanda Symon — Sharp-witted, no-holds-barred Sam Shepard is back. After leaving her previous position in Mataura, deep in the countryside on New Zealand’s…

Interview: Nathan Blackwell

Nathan Blackwell writes quality fiction and is himself a fiction. The author of The Sound of Her Voice, described as “harrowing, compelling, and quite brilliant”…

Overkill

Written by Vanda Symon — Tree-lined river banks. Long, winding roads through creepy rows of corn. Secluded woods that block out the light. And houses…

Ngaio nominees from New Zealand

Have you heard of the Ngaio Marsh Awards, which celebrate the best of New Zealand crime fiction? Well, it’s an award system set up by…

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NTN: Dead Lemons

Written by Finn Bell — There’s only one slightly confusing thing about this self-published novel by Finn Bell. This is that the author has given his…

The Mistake

Written by Grant Nicol — Number Thirteen Press has embarked on a project to publish 13 quality crime novellas and short novels. The contributions to this list…

CIS: The best of Ngaio Marsh

It might be because her name looks hard to pronounce – Ngaio is said nai-0h, though the Marsh part is easy enough. Or perhaps it’s…

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