Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Win a personally signed copy of a cracking Kiwi novel

Readers from around the world have the opportunity to win personally autographed copies of this year's Ngaio Marsh Award finalists, as the "Reading Kiwi Crime" competition kicks off for 2015. 

Going into the draw to win is simple: all you need to do is take a picture of yourself reading any New Zealand crime, mystery, or thriller title - from old classics like Ngaio Marsh, Fergus Hume, Elizabeth Messenger and Laurie Mantell, to the latest from award winners like Paul Cleave, Paul Thomas, and Neil Cross. Then share it with the Award organisers by:
  1. Tweeting the pic and tagging @ngaiomarshaward; OR
  2. Posting the pic to the Ngaio Marsh Award Facebook page; OR
  3. Emailing the pic to ngaiomarshaward@gmail.com. 
If you follow the Award's twitter account or like the Facebook page, you'll get a bonus entry in the draw.

The prize winner(s) will be drawn following the announcement of the Ngaio Marsh Award winner, likely on or around 4 October 2015. The more entries we get, the more winners there will be. 

Just to clarify: the book in your photo doesn't have to be set in New Zealand, just written by an author connected to New Zealand (citizen, resident, grew up here, etc). If you're scratching your head for choices, here's a long list of possibilities.

So grab something from your shelf or hit your local bookstore or library, and get snapping.


  1. How long have we got? I'm in UK -returning to Cyprus and my NZ books tomorrow.

  2. Hi Shannon, we'll be drawing the winner/s (more entries = more winners) on or around 4 October, so you have some time to take your pic and send it to us.

  3. Replies
    1. Hi Lee - if you're a New Zealander and you've written a crime, mystery, or thriller novel, then sure, you could take a pic of yourself with your own book and enter the contest.