A quartet of books have been named as finalists for New Zealand’s 2012 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. They are:
• Collecting Cooper, by Paul Cleave (Simon & Schuster)
• Luther: The Calling, by Neil Cross (Simon & Schuster)
• By Any Means, by Ben Sanders (HarperCollins)
• Bound, by Vanda Symon (Penguin)
The winner is set to be announced during The Press Christchurch Writers’ Festival, taking place from August 30 through September 2.
Three other books were also in the running for this year’s Ngaio Marsh Award. They were: Furt Bent from Aldaheit, by Jack Eden (Pear Jam Books); Traces of Red, by Paddy Richardson (Penguin); and The Catastrophe, by Ian Wedde (Victoria University Press).
Congratulations to all of the contenders.