Finn Bell

Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Having just posted a media announcement on the 2018 Ngaio Marsh longlist (the media announcement is here), now for a few personal comments. Firstly and most importantly, if you've been standing by waiting for a review to be posted (especially if your book was in the submissions list), this is the reason for the delay.

Returning to the scene of the crime: Ngaio Marsh Award longlist revealed

Two authors who returned to crime writing after more than a decade away have today been named among an eclectic longlist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel.

Review - Dead Lemons, Finn Bell

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dead Lemons
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473368050
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
BooksGoSocial
Year of Publication: 
2016

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).

Fresh blood on the ferns: new voices dominate Ngaio Marsh Awards

The usual suspects took a back seat as first-time crime writers Fiona Sussman, Finn Bell, and Michael Bennett swept the spoils at the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards in Christchurch on Saturday night.

The talented trio made history on several fronts at a special WORD Christchurch event hosted in Dame Ngaio’s hometown by Scorpio Books as part of nationwide NZ Bookshop Day celebrations.

Review - Dead Lemons, Finn Bell

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dead Lemons
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B01IEBX3CI
Series: 
The Far South Series
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Easter Make Believers

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When an innocent family is taken hostage in their home no one is ready for how fast it all goes terribly wrong. As the close knit community of small town Lawrence reels from the shock, detectives Nick Cooper and Tobe White stand among the dead bodies knowing that it’s not over. Because while grateful that at least the two young daughters survived unscathed, they now know that their father is still missing, somehow impossibly vanishing from a house surrounded by police.

Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Pancake Money, Finn Bell

Author Information
Book Title: 
Pancake Money
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B01IED3FWO
Series: 
The Far South Series
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

The verdicts are in: new Kiwi voices dominate among 2017 Ngaios finalists

There’s fresh blood aplenty in the local crime writing ranks and the usual suspects were nowhere to be found as the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards finalists were named on Monday.