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Author Topic: Win a set of EIGHT New Zealand crime novels!  (Read 1469 times)
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« on: July 12, 2011 »

Crime fiction readers around the world now have the chance to go into the draw to win a full set of all EIGHT crime, mystery, and thriller novels longlisted for the upcoming 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award.

This prize is open worldwide, and is a terrific line-up of crime and thriller fiction, with the eight longlisted titles offering a diverse range of writing styles, settings, protagonists, and storytelling. Early comments from the international judging panel, which has been "impressed" by the calibre of New Zealand crime fiction in the running this year, include "such good books, but all so different", and "NZ is such a rich environment for writing... there should be a way to spread the news about these fine authors". Here are the longlisted titles:

    SLAUGHTER FALLS by Alix Bosco
    BLOOD MEN by Paul Cleave
    CAPTURED by Neil Cross
    DEATH IN THE KINGDOM by Andrew Grant
    SURRENDER by Donna Malane
    THE CRIME OF HUEY DUNSTAN by James McNeish
    HUNTING BLIND by Paddy Richardson
    THE FALLEN by Ben Sanders


Now you have a chance to try for yourself the entire line-up that has been impressing the Ngaio Marsh Award judging panel. You can enter the prize draw simply by emailing a photo of yourself reading any New Zealand crime, mystery, or thriller title - contemporary or from days gone by - to ngaiomarshaward@gmail.com. The book in your picture doesn't have to be set in New Zealand, as long as the author is associated with New Zealand (lives in New Zealand, was born or grew up in New Zealand, etc).

So whether it's a well-loved copy of a Ngaio Marsh, Laurie Mantell, or Paul Thomas novel that's been sitting on your bookshelf for years, or a brand new New Zealand crime novel you've recently picked up from a bookstore or library, grab your camera, take a smiling photo of yourself with the book, and send it to ngaiomarshaward@gmail.com.

If you need some inspiration when it comes to finding an eligbile, mystery, or thriller novel to read and photograph, check out this list of more than 80 authors and more than 250 titles here: http://kiwicrime.blogspot.com/2010/06/new-zealand-crime-mystery-and-thriller.html. Hopefully there should be some titles those of you in the UK, with less access to a wide range of contemporary Kiwi crime fiction titles, can find at your bookstore or library.

Photos will be displayed on the Ngaio Marsh Award Facebook page, which you can visit and 'like' here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ngaio-Marsh-Award-for-Best-Crime-Novel/233991183282311

The winner of the competition will be randomly drawn from the entered photos, and announced just prior to the presentation of the Ngaio Marsh Award on 21 August 2011.

Best of luck, and happy snapping.
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011 »

That's a new idea, I like it  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011 »

It is a good idea, will keep an eye out for the pics appearing Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011 »

Hopefully some of you guys have some Kiwi-linked crime novels you could read, and then enter the competition yourself. In the UK you should be able to get hold of some Ngaio Marsh, Stella Duffy, Paul Cleave, and Neil Cross, relatively easily...
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011 »

..... hmm a few of those are definitely possible! What's the closing date?
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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011 »

you have about a month or so... just need a pic of you reading a Kiwi novel (don't have to have finished reading the book or anything)...
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2011 »

you have about a month or so... just need a pic of you reading a Kiwi novel (don't have to have finished reading the book or anything)...

Lol, any kiwis at Harrogate this year... ?
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2011 »

you have about a month or so... just need a pic of you reading a Kiwi novel (don't have to have finished reading the book or anything)...

Lol, any kiwis at Harrogate this year... ?

I'm not sure if Paul Cleave will be there again - I know he's bouncing around North America and Europe the past few weeks, and is meant to be coming back to NZ in August, so I imagine he'll head to Harrogate while he's over your way...
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2011 »

The entries are starting to flow in - we've had photos from the US, Canada, New Zealand and Rarotonga so far, but none from the UK. So come on UK crime readers, grab a NZ-related crime novel and enter the draw.
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2011 »

some great entries thusfar, from Canada, the USA, NZ etc - a steady flow, but still none from the UK. C'mon BTZers - it's a great prize (and many of you have entered competitions to win ONE New Zealand crime novel in the past - here you could win EIGHT)...
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011 »

I must get Chel to take a pic, I have all Ngaio's books
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2011 »

I must get Chel to take a pic, I have all Ngaio's books

That would be great Betty! Just email to ngaiomarshaward@gmail.com
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2011 »

the entries are starting to flow in, but still no entries from the UK - we have entries from six countries so far, but none from the UK or Ireland. C'mon guys...
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2011 »

I'm on it, kiwi. Keep telling Mom I'll take it for her....
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2011 »

I'm on it, kiwi. Keep telling Mom I'll take it for her....

Thanks - we got our first 'in translation' pic today - someone reading a German-language version of CEMETERY LAKE by Paul Cleave
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