Bosco, A. Cut & Run. Auckland: Penguin, 2009With the introduction in 2010 of the Ngaio Marsh Award for the Best Crime Novel the range and diversity of New Zealand crime fiction became more widely recognised. The first winner was Alix Bosco’s Cut and Run, and it was not until 2011 that it was revealed that Bosco was not a new female crime writer but rather Greg McGee, perhaps better known as a former junior All Black and author of Foreskin’s Lament and Richie McCaw: The Open Side.
Joan Druett is the author of historical crime novels featuring Wiki Coffin, and Donna Malane has been a finalist in the Ngaio Marsh Awards.