Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
2010 was the inaugural year of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel.
The Ngaio Marsh Award for First Novel was first awarded in 2016, and in 2017 the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Non Fiction was introduced.
The finalists for the 2019 Ngaios (across the Best Novel, Best First Novel, and Best Non-Fiction categories) were announced on 2 August, with the authors celebrated and the winners revealed at a special WORD Christchurch event on 14 September.
See more literary prize winners.
- All our secrets Jennifer Lane Winner
- The Floating Basin Carolyn Hawes
- Broken Silence Helen Vivienne Fletcher
- The sound of her voice Nathan Blackwell
- Nothing bad happens here Nikki Crutchley
- Dead Lemons Finn Bell (eBook) Winner
- Red Herring Jonothan Cullinane (HarperCollins)
- The Ice Shroud Gordon Ell (Bush Press)
- The Student Body Simon Wyatt (Mary Egan Publishing)
- Days Are Like Grass Sue Younger (Eunoia Publishing)
- Inside the black horse Ray Berard (Mary Egan Publishing) Winner
- The Fixer John Daniell (Upstart Press)
- The Gentlemen's Club Jen Shieff (Mary Egan Publishing)
- Twister Jane Woodham (Makaro Press)
The judging panel of seven crime writing experts from New Zealand, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Nordic countries, announced the winners at the 2016 WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival on 27 August.