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First awarded in 2010, the Ngaio Marsh Award promotes and celebrates excellence in crime, mystery and thriller writing by New Zealand authors. It is awarded each year in a ceremony held in Christchurch, the birthplace and hometown of Dame Ngaio Marsh, one of the four Queens of Crime of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction.
The finalists for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel are:
• Inside the Black Horse by Ray Berard
• Made to kill by Adam Christopher
• Trust no one by Paul Cleave - Winner
• The legend of Winstone Blackhat by Tanya Moir
• American Blood by Ben Sanders
The finalists for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel are:
• Inside the Black Horse by Ray Berard - Winner
• The fixer by John Daniell
• The Gentlemen’s club by Jen Shieff
• Twister by Jane Woodham
2010 Cut & run by Alix Bosco
2011 Blood Men by Paul Cleave
2012 Luther: the calling by Neil Cross
2013 Death on demand by Paul Thomas
2014 Where the dead men go by Liam McIlvanney
2015 Five minutes alone by Paul Cleave
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