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Died in the Wool

Died in the Wool

Author(s): Ngaio Marsh

Location(s): New Zealand, South Island

Genre(s): Crime, Fiction

Era(s): 1942

Ngaio Marsh returns to her New Zealand roots to transplant the classic country house murder mystery to an upland sheep station on South Island – and produces one of her most exotic and intriguing novels.

One summer evening in 1942 Flossie Rubrick, MP, one of the most formidable women in New Zealand, goes to her husband’s wool shed to rehearse a patriotic speech – and disappears.

Three weeks later she turns up at an auction – packed inside one of her own bales of wool and very, very dead…

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

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First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

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Entries close 6th November 2021