And the winner is :
Blood Men by Paul Cleave - Random House
The winner was announced by Craig Sisterson at an Christchurch Writers Festival event in Christchurch this afternoon.
Before the announcement the four finalists - Paddy Richardson, Neil Cross, Alix Bosco and Paul Cleave were interviewed in a panel discussion by Craig Sisterson and prior to that I had the pleasure of interviewing visiting US crime fiction authors Tess Gerritsen
and John Hart.