Lindisfarne, Ngaio Marsh, and Capital Crime Fingerprint Awards News

LINDISFARNE PRIZE FOR CRIME FICTION

The Lindisfarne Prize for Crime Fiction is a literary prize which recognizes outstanding writing in the genre of crime or thriller fiction. The 2022 winner has been announced.

  • The Children of Gaia by Jacqueline Auld

The winning entry is awarded a prize of £2500 to support the completion of their work and funding towards a year’s membership of both the Society of Authors (SoA) and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi). 

 NGAIO MARSH AWARDS

The finalists for the 2022 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel, the New Zealand crime fiction award, have been named.

The Ngaio Marsh Awards have celebrated the best New Zealand crime, mystery, thriller, and suspense writing since 2010. The winners will be announced as part of a special event at this year’s WORD Christchurch Festival, held from August 31-September 4.

BEST NOVEL

 The Devils You Know, by Ben Sanders (Allen & Unwin)
 Before You Knew My Name, by Jacqueline Bublitz (Allen & Unwin)
 She’s a Killer, by Kirsten McDougall (Te Herenga Waka
University Press)
 Quiet in Her Bones, by Nalini Singh (Hachette)
 The Quiet People, by Paul Cleave (Upstart Press)
 Nancy Business, by R.W.R. McDonald (Allen & Unwin)

BEST FIRST NOVEL

 Isobar Precinct, by Angelique Kasmara (Cuba Press)
 Before You Knew My Name, by Jacqueline Bublitz (Allen & Unwin)
 Waking the Tiger, by Mark Wightman (Hobeck)
 Small Mouth Demon, by Matt Zwartz (Poetry in Motion)
 Shadow Over Edmund Street, by Suzanne Frankham (Journeys
to Words)

CAPITAL CRIME FINGERPRINT AWARDS

Capital Crime, a crime fiction con in London, has announced the finalists for The Fingerprint Awards 2022. The public can vote for the winners at the link.  The winners will be announced September 29.

CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021

  • The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
  • 1979 by Val McDermid
  • The Appeal by Janice Hallett
  • Girls Who Lie by Eva Björg Ægisdottir
  • Slough House by Mick Herron

THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021

  • A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins
  • Dead Ground by M W Craven
  • The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell
  • Razorblade Tears by S A Cosby
  • Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean

HISTORICAL CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021

  • A Net for Small Fishes by Lucy Jago
  • The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell
  • Daughters of Night by Laura Shepherd Robinson
  • Shadows of Men by Abir Mukherjee
  • A Comedy of Terrors by Lindsay Davis

DEBUT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021

  • Girl A by Abigail Dean
  • Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
  • Welcome to Cooper by Tariq Ashkanani
  • How to Kidnap the Rich by Rahul Raina
  • Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison

GENRE-BUSTING BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021

  • The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
  • How To Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie
  • The Burning Girls by C J Tudor
  • Eight Detectives by Alex Pavesi
  • What Abigail Did That Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR 2021

  • People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd
  • The Girl Who Died by Ragnar Jónasson
  • True Crime Story by Joseph Knox
  • A Line to Kill by Anthony Horowitz
  • I know what I Saw by Imran Mahmood

[Thanks to Cora Buhlert for these stories.]

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