2022 Ngaio Marsh Awards – Best Novel Finalists

Congratulations to all the longlisted and finalists #ngaiomarshawards Thrilled NANCY BuSINESS is in amongst such fine company. Thanks judges🙏🏻🧡 #ngaiomarshawards2022 #bestnovelfinalists #nancybusiness #aotearoanz🇳🇿 #yeahnoir #crimefiction


Wear it Purple Day!

💜 Today is Wear it Purple Day #wipd2022 – time for Harrycat & my look from previous year 💜We’ll be “dressing up” again today😹😾💜• Wear it Purple Day today 💜💜💜💜💜 A day where we wear purple to show our support of Rainbow Youth 🌈 to show them that we love them and they matter. From website -“Everybody has the right to be proud of who they are.” Check out @wear_it_purple on how to get involved and wear some purple today 💜 HarryCat did(no animals were harmed in the making of this post😾) #wearitpurple #wipd2022 #wearitpurpleday #lgbtiq🌈 #rainbowyouth rock



THE NEAR DAPHNE EXPERIENCE @ALisonreynolds So very well written with a fiendishly clever structure – we never hear directly from the protagonist, Daphne, rather we build up our own idea of her through all the interacting characters in Daphne’s orbit – via emails, letters and text. The POV of each character was so distinct 🤩🙌🏻🙌🏻I listened to the audiobook which had a number of narrators, and the actor who voiced Daphne’s mother – Mariana Buckley – was superb.

You can meet @alisonreynoldsauthor at next weekend’s @port_fairy_literary_weekend – I will be asking her A LOT of questions about Bhutanese cuisine. @alisonreynoldsauthor will be on a panel with @maya.linnell.writes and @ellieoneillrc Sunday 4th Sep 11:30am #greatread #theneardaphneexperience #alisonreynolds #authorsofinstagram #authortalks #portfairyliteraryweekend2022 #blarneybooksandart @affirmpress #mayalinnell #ellieoneill #literaryfestival #victoria #igreads #booksbooksbooks


@coffeecanelescookbooks NANCY BUSINESS Book Review

Thank you so much @coffeecanelescookbooks !😍🙏🏻💖🧡🔍 👁💖REPOST @coffeecanelescookbooks All the love in the world for BOTH of the Nancys novels by @rwrmcdonald but I’m a little flat after reading the second and most recent of the two, Nancy Business. Only because I don’t know how long I can wait before the next in the series to come out… Tippy and her unconventional family (chosen and born into) are an utter riot, with the skilful writing ensuring you don’t realise you are wading through heavy issues until you are well into them and enjoying every moment. Think The Thursday Murder Club crossed with The Guncle – although the Nancys are a team wholly onto themselves. I do think you would benefit from reading the series in order, The Nancys followed by Nancy Business, and if you are lucky perhaps the next book will come along in time for you to read all three in sequence!! #bookreview #thenancys #fivestarread #fivestarseries


So great to meet finally IRL!

So great to meet finally IRL @annafoxkirk 🤩 Great night @antipodesbookshop Interviewing @jppomare and what a fantastic crowd🥰📚REPOST • @annafoxkirk Such a treat to get to a face-to-face literary event tonight @antipodesbookshop 💗listening to Rob McDonald @rwrmcdonald interview @jppomare about his new novel, The Wrong Woman. The book sounds fascinating, and I’m so looking forward to reading it. 🙌 Meant to get it signed for my husband for Father’s Day and, in all the excitement, I forgot and asked Josh to sign it to me. Oh whoops. Means I’ll just have to read it first. 😜

I was especially thrilled to find Rob was interviewing Josh (not that we didn’t miss Christian White a little bit!) because Rob is one of my absolute favourite people in the literary community – you got yourself a diehard fan Rob if you hadn’t already realised! 💓

Terrific to catch up with folks from @peninsulawriters too!

Cheers and gratitude brimming! 🥂🥂Joyful evening! 🙌💓🙌

#authortalk #authorinterview #bookevent #writingcommunity #aussieauthors #crimefiction #booktalk #crimenovels #crimewriters


THE LIARS by Petronella McGovern – Out Aug 30

THE LIARS @petronella_mc I was lucky enough to recieve an ARC. THE LIARS is a page turner which is timely and of its time. I believe this is McGovern’s best novel to date. It is compelling, contemporary crime fiction at its best. McGovern fully captures the soul of an Australian small town overdue a reckoning. (Details ⬇️) Congratulations
@petronella_mc 🙌🏻 I can’t wait for readers to engage with THE LIARS. You can pre-order @petronella_mc bio, Out 30 Aug. #GreatRead (Details⬇️)• @petronella_mc THE LIARS…
A wife burning with resentment.
A husband hiding the past.
Their teenage daughter crusading for the truth.
Who can we trust?

The Liars is a heart-stopping cocktail of family secrets, sinister unsolved disappearances and a community at war with itself.

Coming 30 August…Available for pre-order now from your local bookshop or the link @petronella_mc bio. #newfiction #petronellamcgovern #theliars #igbooks #bookstagram #bookrecommendations #crimefiction #2022books #australianauthor #igbookreview #book