Christchurch City Libraries lists literary prize winners and links to catalogue searches, but we may not hold copies of all titles mentioned.
The biennial Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Non Fiction was first awarded in 2017.
The finalists will be announced at the conclusion of the Ian Rankin event at WORD Christchurch, Saturday 28 August 2021.
See the other Ngaio Marsh Awards:
- Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel
- Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel
- Ngaio Marsh Award for Younger Readers
- Weed: A New Zealand Story James Borrowdale
- Rock College: An unofficial history of Mount Eden Prison Mark Derby
- From dog collar to dog collar Bruce Howat
- Gangland Jared Savage
- Black Hands: Inside the Bain Family Murders Martin Van Beynen
Kia ora rawa atu (thanks heaps) to everyone involved in #2021Ngaios: authors, publishers, libraries, readers, judges. A strange year away from the page, a fascinating one on it. We're stoked to now reveal our 2021 finalists: some superb Kiwi books. Whakamihi to you all #yeahnoir pic.twitter.com/b0o5GhbcJW
— Ngaio Marsh Awards (@ngaiomarshaward) September 15, 2021
- The short life and mysterious death of Jane Furlong Kelly Dennett Winner
- The great New Zealand robbery Scott Bainbridge
- Behind bars Anna Leask
- The cause of death Cynric Temple-Camp
- In Dark Places Michael Bennett (Paul Little Books) Winner
- Double-Edged Sword Simonne Butler with Andra Jenkin (Mary Egan)
- The Scene of the Crime Steve Braunias (HarperCollins)
- The Many Deaths of Mary Dobie David Hastings (AUP)
- Block buster! Fergus Hume and the mystery of a hansom cab Lucy Sussex (Text Publishing)