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Enter, writers in crime …

As we (im)patiently wait for the 10 long listed books for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards which is due to happen on Tuesday 22 May 2018, we looked at the books in the shop that are entrants this year … what an eclectic mix. An amazing 66 books are up for the award this year… and we have 13 of them.

We hope you managed to get to one of the many ‘Murder in the Library’ events that have been held around the country – with a couple more still to come. It’s a great opportunity to meet local authors and get inside the mind a writer of crime.

‘Crime writing has evolved from the puzzle-like mysteries of Agatha Christie and New Zealand’s own Dame Ngaio Marsh to modern novels delving deeply into people, places, and psychology. It has continued to thrill readers throughout the decades.’ – Ngaio Marsh Awards (FB page)

We have a list of the books in the shop that are entrants this year – the cover images are in the Ngaio Marsh Awards graphic which is at the top of this page (and we have our fingers and toes crossed for our authors to be long listed).

Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel 2018 entrants

The Carlswick Deception by SL Beaumont
Political Secret by Thomas W Devine
Nothing Bad Happens Here by Nikki Crutchley
The Chinese Proverb by Tina Clough
Hot Flush by Rosy Fenwick
Broken Silence by Helen Vivienne Fletchger
Bad Oil and the Animals by LP Hansen
Painted by Kirsten McKenzie
The Contest by Carne Maxwell
Bittersweet by p.d.r. lindsay
Suspicion by AL Neville
The Atlantic Affair by Gary Paul Stephenson
The Trials of Minnie Dean by Karen Zelas

Other thrillers in the shop we think you’d enjoy –

The Jaded Kiwi by Nick Spill
Glacier Murder by Trish McCormack
A Moment’s Silence by Christopher Abby
Private Viewing by Geoff Palmer
Databyte by Cat Connor

The full list of the 66 entrants –

1. AUKATI by Michalia Arathimos
2. THE CARLSWICK DECEPTION by SL Beaumont (YA)
3. THE EASTER MAKE-BELIEVERS by Finn Bell
4. THE SOUND OF HER VOICE by Nathan Blackwell
5. A SUITABLE TIME FOR VENGEANCE by Edmund Bohan
6. THE LOST TAONGA by Edmund Bohan
7. SIX MURDERS by Robert Philip Bolton
8. THE JAWS OF REVENGE by Mike Boshier
9. TERROR OF THE INNOCENT by Mike Boshier
10. SCAVENGER HUNT by Meg Buchanan (YA)
11. MARLBOROUGH MAN by Alan Carter
12. FROM THE SHADOWS by David Carter
13. SINNERS AND SCARECROWS by David Carter
14. TELL ME A LIE by CJ Carver
15. KNOW ME NOW by CJ Carver
16. KILLING IS MY BUSINESS by Adam Christopher
17. A KILLER HARVEST by Paul Cleave
18. THE CHINESE PROVERB by Tina Clough
19. NOTICE OF DEATH by Genesis Cotterell
20. THE MAORI DETECTIVE by DA Crossman
21. NOTHING BAD HAPPENS HERE by Nikki Crutchley
22. POLITICAL SECRET by Thomas W Devine
23. THE HIDDEN ROOM by Stella Duffy
24. HOT FLUSH by Rosy Fenwicke
25. BROKEN SILENCE by Helen Vivienne Fletcher
26. PASSPORT TO POWER by Robert Fisk
27. THE FERN VALLEY CONSPIRACY by Robert Fisk
28. STRAIGHT AND LEVEL by Penelope Haines
29. BAD OIL AND THE ANIMALS by LP Hansen (YA)
30. THE FLOATING BASIN by Carolyn Hawes
31. THE ONLY SECRET LEFT TO KEEP by Katherine Hayton
32. SCORPION’S REACH by Lawrence Hebb
33. MURDER MOST MALICIOUS by Kitty Jackson
34. BABY by Annaleese Jochems
35. EASTERN TRADE by Alan R Kerr
36. BITTERSWEET by PDR Lindsay
37. REBELLION by John Ling
38. HOW NOT TO STOP A KIDNAP PLOT by Suzanne Main
39. THE MURDER TRAP by Leonie Mateer
40. THE CONTEST by Carne Maxwell
41. TESS by Kirsten McDougall
42. THE PLOT TO KILL PETER FRASER by David McGill
43. PAINTED by Kirsten McKenzie
44. RED MIST by Angus McLean
45. THE SHADOW DANCERS by Angus McLean
46. THE SECRET COMMUNITY by J Meverington
47. THE ETERNAL COMMUNITY by J Meverington
48. WOLVES IN DOGS’ CLOTHING by Christodoulos Moisa
49. THE EMPTY COFFIN by Gary Moore
50. SUSPICION by AL Neville
51. SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER by Charity Norman
52. THE RESULT OF KIDNAP by Allison O’Neill
53. DEEP IN THE SHALLOWS by JL O’Rourke
54. THE THERAPY HOUSE by Julie Parsons
55. HOUNDS OF THE UNDERWORLD by Dan Rabarts & Lee Murray
56. TREACHERY ROAD by John Rosanowski
57. MURDER ON BROADWAY by John Rosanowski
58. THE OTTOMAN CONSPIRACY by Thomas Ryan
59. THROWING LIGHT by KA Servian
60. STEPPING INTO THE UNKNOWN by Brad Shaw & Peter Campbell
61. THE ATLANTIC AFFAIR by Gary Paul Stephenson
62. THE FORGOTTEN LANDS by Justin Warren
63. RAT BAIT by Richard Ward
64. DIFFERENT SHADOWS by Bill Wicks
65. LIFTING by Damien Wilkins
66. THE TRIALS OF MINNIE DEAN by Karen Zelas

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