Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
The finalists for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel and the biennial Best Non-Fiction award will be announced at the conclusion of the Ian Rankin event at WORD Christchurch, Saturday 28 August 2021.
- Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel
- Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Non Fiction (biennial award)
- Ngaio Marsh Award for Younger Readers
See more literary prize winners.
- The Girl in the Mirror Rose Carlyle
- The beautiful dead Kim Hunt
- Where the truth lies Karina Kilmore
- For reasons of their own Chris Stuart
- While the fantail lives Alan Titchall
- The Nancys R. W. R. McDonald Winner
- Tugga's mob Stephen Johnson
- Auē Becky Manawatu
- Into the void Christina O'Reilly
- 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.