Stuff reporter Martin van Beynen wins the Ngaio Marsh Prize for the book Black Hands

Senior Stuff journalist Martin van Beynen’s book black hands has won this year’s Ngaio Marsh Award in the category of best non-fiction.

The book tells the story of the Bain family murders, one of New Zealand’s most controversial criminal cases, and thoroughly investigates the massacre that divided a nation.

READ MORE:
* Black Hands: From hit podcasts to TV series, book now
* The Bain family warned Black Hands producers that the TV series would make them ‘mourn again’
* Martin van Beynen: Why the David Bain story should be told one more time

It follows the release of van Beynen’s in 2017 black hands podcast, which was downloaded more than 5 million times and topped charts worldwide.

Another place, Brannavan Gnanalingam’s Branches claimed the top overall prize while Brian Falkners Katipo Joe won best children / young adult book, and Chris Stuarts For my own reasons won best first novel.

Stuff senior reporter Martin van Beynen's Black Hands has been named best non-fiction detective in this year's Ngaio Marsh Awards.

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Stuff senior reporter Martin van Beynen’s Black Hands has been named best non-fiction detective in this year’s Ngaio Marsh Awards.

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