Sunday, August 3, 2014

Ngaio Marsh Award: An Excellent Eight to become a Fantastic Four

The judges' results are in, and tomorrow the finalists for the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel will be officially announced. This has been without a doubt the broadest, deepest, and most diverse longlist in the five-year history of New Zealand's crime, mystery, and thriller writing award. That has made for an exceptionally tough decision for the international panel of judges, as all the books are wonderfully written in their own way, but so different, making it hard to compare.

Tomorrow the excellent eight will become the fantastic four, with the finalists for the 2014 being officially announced. Whatever four books are chosen, as a reader you can't really go wrong with sampling any from this list. I'd highly recommend any crime reader giving them a go - I know the international panel of judges have been really enjoying the reading part of their task, even if the judging has been tough.

So who do you think might win the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award?

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