Saturday, August 30, 2014

Winner of the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award Announced

Where the Dead Men Go by Liam Mcilvanney

Liam McIlvanney has been named the winner of the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for his crime novel Where the Dead Men Go. This annual award is given to the best mystery, novel of suspense, or thriller written by a New Zealand author.

"[A] thought-provoking novel with very real characters and a fascinating, complex plot. McIlvanney puts a lot into this book: the state of the news media, what it takes to be a good reporter, politics, family life, and even a New Zealand connection", said one judge. "Excellent writing makes it all fit together very nicely indeed."

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare for alerting us to this news.)

Where the Dead Men Go by Liam Mcilvanney

A Gerry Conway Mystery (2nd in series)

Publisher: Faber & Faber

Where the Dead Men Go by Liam Mcilvanney, Amazon Kindle format

More about this book, below …

Some stories are worth killing for …

After three years in the wilderness, hardboiled reporter Gerry Conway is back at his desk at the Glasgow Tribune. But three years is a long time on newspapers and things have changed — readers are dwindling, budgets are tightening, and the Trib's once rigorous standards are slipping. Once the paper's star reporter, Conway now plays second fiddle to his former protégé, crime reporter Martin Moir.

But when Moir goes AWOL as a big story breaks, Conway is dispatched to cover a gangland shooting. And when Moir's body turns up in a flooded quarry, Conway is drawn deeper into the city's criminal underworld as he looks for the truth about his colleague's death. Braving the hostility of gangsters, ambitious politicians and his own newspaper bosses, Conway discovers he still has what it takes to break a big story. But this is a story not everyone wants to hear as the city prepares to host the Commonwealth Games and the country gears up for a make-or-break referendum on independence.

Where the Dead Men Go by Liam Mcilvanney

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