A University of Otago professor has become New Zealand's king
Rather than breaking any laws, Professor of Scottish Studies
Liam McIlvanney won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime
Novel at the Word Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival
at the weekend.
Prof McIlvanney's winning novel, Where the Dead Men Go, is a
thriller set in Glasgow which explores national and workplace
politics, sectarian warfare and the changing face and
influence of the newspaper industry.
Judging convener Craig Sisterson said it was the kind of book
''that lingers in your mind beyond the final page''.
''Where the Dead Men Go got the nod for its terrific,
page-turning storytelling powered by superb prose,
fascinating characters, and an evocative sense of place,'' Mr
The Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, established in
2010, is named for Dame Ngaio Marsh, renowned worldwide as
one of the four queens of crime of the golden age of