The winners of the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Awards for best novel, the New Zealand crime fiction award, were announced October 30.
- Sprigs (Brannavan Gnanalingam, Lawrence and Gibson)
BEST FIRST NOVEL
- For Reasons of Their Own (Chris Stuart, Original Sin)
BEST NONFICTION (BIENNIAL)
- Black Hands: Inside the Bain family murders (Martin Van Beynen, PRHNZ).
INAUGURAL PRIZE FOR NOVEL FOR YOUNGER READERS
- Katipo Joe (Brian Falkner, Scholastic NZ)