Great ideas come from clever minds. Craig Sisterson is an inventive thoughtful blogger. Since I became a blogger almost 7 years ago Craig instantly comes to mind when I think of New Zealand crime fiction. His blog, Crime Watch at firstname.lastname@example.org, is a wonderful resource for New Zealand crime fiction. I might be influenced because he trained as a lawyer though he is not practising law.
On behalf of the Ngaio Marsh Awards for New Zealand crime fiction he contacted me a few weeks ago with a plan to promote the Awards around the world. He offered to send me a book from the shortlists and I would provide a scheduled review as part of a worldwide blog tour of reviews and/or interviews of the shortlists ant the authors.
I was glad to participate and will be putting up my review of The Ice Shroud by Gordon Ell.
Craig’s concept provides a grand exposure of New Zealand crime fiction. As with many great ideas I wish I had thought of it.
Below is a listing of the participants in the tour. I have started reading the daily posts and intend to follow them around the world:
More information is available at Craig's blog or the Awards Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/NgaioMarshAward/.