For those on the other side of the ditch, closer to Christchurch, NZ, I hope you have the Christchurch Writers' Festival, or more precisely Friday 10 September in your calendar.
Of the books shortlisted (I believe) for the inaugural Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, here is a report of my rather slow progress in reading them all:
- Burial by Neil Cross
- Cut and Run by Alix Bosco
- ACCESS ROAD, Maurice Gee my rating 4.6
- Bold Blood by Lindy Kelly
- CONTAINMENT, Vanda Symon my rating 4.7