2017

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 - The Last Time We Spoke, Fiona Sussman

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Last Time We Spoke
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780749020
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Auckland
Publisher: 
Allison & Busby
Year of Publication: 
2016

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

2017 Ned Kelly Awards

In the days after the Awards Ceremony it's wonderful to watch the congratulations for much deserved winners rolling in.

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.

Announcing the 2017 Ned Kelly Award Shortlists

The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing.

Review - The Ice Shroud, Gordon Ell

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Ice Shroud
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780986456442
Series: 
Malcolm Buchan
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Queenstown
Publisher: 
Bush Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Unfaithful unto Death, Jennifer Barraclough

Author Information
Book Title: 
Unfaithful Unto Death
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781311421920
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Humour
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse, Brannavan Gnanalingam

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Briefcase
Two Pies and a Penthouse
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473356347
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Satire
Year of Publication: 
2016