Well, in less than 48 hours we will find out who has won the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. It's going to be a really cool event on Sunday, and the TelstraClear Club really will be the place to be for crime fiction fans this weekend: along with the finalists for the award - four fantastic Kiwi crime writers, international bestsellers John Hart and Tess Gerritsen will also be in attendance, and I understand other Kiwi crime writers such as Vanda Symon and Ben Sanders may also be there in the audience. It's a terrific chance to listen to, and meet, many fantastic crime writers all in one day. And its the first public event where you can meet the man behind 'Alix Bosco', too.
We've never had such a line-up at one event before in New Zealand - so if you like your reading to contain a bit of fictional murder and mayhem, and you're anywhere near Christchurch this weekend, make sure you join us all at "Setting the Stage for Murder". It truly will be a fantastic event, and the highpoint of our crime fiction calendar. Click here for full details.
Hope to see some of you there! Feel free to come up and say hi.