Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Who should win the Ngaio Marsh Award?

I came into work this morning, and as usual did a little internet searching about various topics - crime fiction and otherwise - and what did I stumble upon? Someone on the Good Reads website (not myself, or any of the judges etc), has set up a list of the seven books longlisted for the 2012 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel. Very cool!

The particularly cool thing is that the list has been set up for people to vote on - so anyone on Good Reads who cares to share their opinions, can 'vote' for which books they think should be in the finals, or which book should win, etc, just by clicking the vote buttons and putting the books in their own preferred order.

I think it would be really cool to see what a section of the reading public thinks about the books on the longlist - so if you are on Good Reads, and have a particular favourite or favourites amongst the longlisted books - please do click here and share your thoughts. Or if you haven't yet read any or many of the books, why not get your hands on some now, read them, and then share your thoughts in a review, by voting, or by sending me a comment to

Oh, and for those of you on Facebook, it would be create if you could 'like' the Ngaio Marsh Award page, if you feel so inclined. We'd really appreciate it. Click here to see the page.

Have you read any of the longlisted titles or authors? Which book would you like to see win, and why?

1 comment:

  1. I have read "Catastrophe" -- and here is my review:

    A remarkable book. I'm not sure I would classify it as either crime or thriller ...

    But good luck to all the contenders, and congratulations on being shortlisted.