Tanya Moir

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



Double homicide: 2016 Ngaio Marsh Award finalists revealed

For the last couple of years I've had the enormous privilege of being one of the judges on the New Zealand Crime Fiction Ngaio Marsh Awards, and I'm not joking when I call it a privilege. I've always been a fan of the work of New Zealand's fine band of Crime Fiction writers, but in the last couple of years, there's something going on over there that demands close attention. There's a sense of risk taking, of boundary pushing that's now palpable, along with an increasing pride in place and culture that's just wonderful.

May / June on AustCrimeFiction

After managing to keep this up for quite a few months - I forgot to do May and now I'm late with June.... 

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Long Con, Barry Weston (Aust)

Compare and Contrast - Reviews - The Legend of Winstone Blackhat, Tanya Moir

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I think it's fair to say that we both loved this book, but came away from it with very different view points.

Deb Wood's take on The Legend of Winstone Blackhat

Karen's take on The Legend of Winstone Blackhat

Review - The Legend of Winstone Blackhat, Tanya Moir

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Legend of Winstone Blackhat
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781775537755
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - The Legend of Winstone Blackhat, Tanya Moir

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Legend of Winstone Blackhat
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781775537755
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2015

And Then There Were Nine - 2016 Ngaio Marsh Longlist Announced

A record number of entrants and a kaleidoscopic range of crime tales illustrates the growth of New Zealand crime writing but provided a real challenge for the judges of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, who have revealed the longlist for their 2016 award today. 

April on AustCrimeFiction

You knew this would be late didn't you? 

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill

#amreading The Legend of Winstone Blackhat, Tanya Moir

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Being a solo farmer for a week normally I dodge anything too "confrontational" in my reading matter - a) because it's usually impossible to get time to devote to something that's going to require concentration, and b) there's no point in scaring yourself witless if you don't have to (things have a tendency to go bump in the night around here). But this was a most unexpected experience, it was absolutely riveting, confrontational, difficult reading, but illuminating, moving.

The Legend of Winstone Blackhat

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

In Winstone’s imagination, the Kid and his partner ride through the Wild West on the trail of their quarry. In Winstone’s actual life, he’s had to abandon his ‘partner’ and is hiding out in the tough landscape of Central Otago.

What has this boy run from, and how will the resilient and engaging twelve-year-old survive?

ISBN: 
9781775537755
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2015