The Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel was founded in 2010, and is awarded for the best mystery, crime, or thriller novel written by a New Zealander (citizen or resident) published during the previous year. The award branched out to include two different categories a number of years later; the Ngaio Marsh Award for First Novel started in 2016, followed by the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Non Fiction in 2017.
Medical doctor, sportsman, world traveller, and creator of the world's most well known fictional detective. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died 89 years ago.
It's NZ Music Month, so celebrate than with music-themed reading and listening - Renee suggests large print and audiobooks that somehow link to music.
Renee reviews Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver. "Wakenhyrst is a great read, superbly written, with captivating and complex characters. This is a mystery that has you darting to the next page."
WORD Christchurch is back for its Autumn Season! You can treat yourself with some of the amazing author talks lined up for this mini-festival which runs from 8 to 25 May 2019. You can buy tickets to individual events, if there's a particular author or talk you're interested in, or you can splurge on an Autumn…