Ngaio Marsh Award 2018 shortlist announced
The shortlists for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand crime fiction have been announced.
The shortlisted works in each category are:
Best crime novel
- Marlborough Man (Alan Carter, Fremantle Press)
- See You in September (Charity Norman, A&U)
- Tess (Kirsten McDougall, Victoria University Press)
- The Sound of Her Voice (Nathan Blackell, Mary Egan Publishing)
- A Killer Harvest (Paul Cleave, Upstart Press)
- The Hidden Room (Stella Duffy, Virago)
Best first novel
- The Floating Basin (Carolyn Hawes, self-published)
- Broken Silence (Helen Vivienne Fletcher, HVF Publishing)
- All Our Secrets (Jennifer Lane, Rose Mira Books)
- The Sound of Her Voice (Nathan Blackwell, Mary Egan Publishing)
- Nothing Bad Happens Here (Nikki Crutchley, Oak House Press)
Three self-published titles were shortlisted in the Best First Novel category: The Floating Basin, Broken Silence and Nothing Bad Happens Here. Last year, the category was won by Finn Bell’s self-published novel Dead Lemons, making Bell the first self-published author to win a Ngaio Marsh award.
The winners will be announced at the WORD Christchurch Festival on 1 September 2018.
For more information, click here.