New Zealand’s inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, named after the renowned author of the Roderick Alleyn mystery series, was supposed to have been presented on September 10, during a ceremony at The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival. But due to an earthquake that cancelled the festival, it wasn’t until last night that the prize winner was finally given to Alix Bosco, author of the book Cut & Run (Penguin).
Also nominated for that award were Burial, by Neil Cross (Simon & Schuster), and Containment, by Vanda Symon (Penguin).
New Zealand features writer and book reviewer Craig Sisterson, who created this award, promises to supply more details presently about its presentation. Check back later with his blog, Crime Watch.
READ MORE: “Crime Wave: Ngaio Marsh Award and Local Crime Fiction Highlighted by Prestigious Current Affairs Magazine,” by Craig
Sisterson (Crime Watch).