The Crime Writers' Association

Historical 2018

Ngaio Marsh & Stella Duffy
Money in the Morgue
Harper Collins


Stella Duffy’s seamless completion of a typically confounding case for Ngaio (pronounced Nigh-oh) Marsh’s detective Roderick Alleyn is a remarkable homage to the Golden Age with a cast of quirky characters and a portrayal of New Zealand during wartime that the judges found fresh and unfamiliar in the field of historical crime.