27 May 2008

Ned Kelly Longlist 2008 announced

Always an interesting time when the Ned Kelly awards long list comes out.
These Australian awards, presented by the Crimewriters Association of Australia will be announced during Melbourne Writers' Festival in late August, and at some stage before that a short list will be announced.

The following list is linked, where possible, to reviews on Aust Crime Fiction

Best First Fiction:
Golden Serpent, Mark Abernethy
Shadow Maker, Robert Sims
A Fraction Of The Whole, Steve Toltz
The Low Road, Chris Womersley
The Butcherbird, Geoffrey Cousins
Bye Bye Baby, Lauren Crow - my review here (rating 4.2)
Broken Swallow, JJ Burn Green
Velvet Shoes, Christina Ann Alexander
Frantic, Katherine Howell - among my best reads in 2007
Vodka Doesn't Freeze, Leah Giarratano - a good read in 2007
Iraqi Icicle, Bernie Dowling
Maelstrom, Michael MacConnell

Best Fiction:
Trick or Treat, Kerry Greenwood - my review here (rating 4.3)
Cherry Pie, Leigh Redhead - in mount TBR somewhere
Endangered List, Brian Westlake
Harum Scarum, Felicity Young - my review here (rating 4.4)
Sensitive New Age Spy, Geoffrey McGeachin
Sucked In, Shane Maloney - in mount TBR somewhere
The Night Has A Thousand Eyes, Mandy Sayer
Orpheus Lost, Janette Turner Hospital
Amongst The Dead, Robert Gott
Appeal Denied, Peter Corris
Open File, Peter Corris
Gospel, Sydney Bauer
Broken, Ilsa Evans
Skin & Bone, Kathryn Fox - in mount TBR somewhere
Fan Mail, PD Martin - 5.0 from me
El Dorado, Dorothy Porter
Shattered, Gabrielle Lord - 4.6 from me last year
The Calling, Jane Goodall - 4.8 from me last year
Shatter, Michael Robotham - scheduled for consumption soon
Game As Ned, Tim Pegler
The Tattooed Man, Alex Palmer - in mount TBR somewhere
Blood Sunset, Jarad Henry
Redback, Lindy Cameron - in mount TBR somewhere

Best Non-Fiction:
Bondi Badlands, Greg Callaghan
Mr Sin, Tony Reeves
Underbelly The Gangland War, John Silvester and Andrew Rule
Killing Jodie, Janet Fife-Yeomans
Red Centre, Dark Heart, Evan McHugh
Big Shots, Adam ShandLives of Crime, Gary Tippett & Ian Munro
Fatal Flaw, Roger Maynard
Ned Kelly's Jerilderie Letter, Carole Wilkinson
Wild Colonial Boys, Paula Hunt

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