How’s this for a big giveaway opportunity: In the lead-up to the declaration, in late August, of which novel and author has won New Zealand’s 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, Crime Watch blogger Craig Sisterson has organized a competition whereby readers anywhere in the world can win a full set of all eight longlisted titles.
As he explains, “You can enter the prize draw simply by e-mailing a photo of yourself reading any New Zealand crime, mystery, or thriller title--contemporary or from days gone by--to firstname.lastname@example.org. The book in your picture doesn’t have to be set in New Zealand, as long as the author is associated with New Zealand (lives in New Zealand, was born or grew up in New Zealand, etc). ... The winner of the competition will be randomly drawn from the entered photos, and announced just prior to the presentation of the Ngaio Marsh Award on 21 August 2011.”
For additional details about this contest, click here.