This year is the 10th anniversary of the awards.
The winners were
Best Adult Crime Novel: Sharp Shooter, Marianne Delacourt
Children's & YA Adult Fiction - Liar, Justine Larbalestier
True Crime - Lady Killer, Candace Sutton and Ellen Connolly
Readers Choice - FORBIDDEN FRUIT, Kerry Greenwood
The longlists were
- Sharp Shooter by Marianne Delacourt
- Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood
- Red Dust by Fleur McDonald
- Steel River by Antoinette Eklund
- Dark Country by Bronwyn Parry
- The Labyrinth of Drowning by Alex Palmer
- Too Many Murders by Colleen McCulloch
- A Beautiful Death by Fiona McIntosh
- Siren by Tara Moss
- Gene Thieves by Maria Quinn
- Gladiatrix by Rhonda Roberts
- Move to Strike by Sydney Bauer
- Pearl in A Cage by Joy Dettman
- Bloodborn by Kathryn Fox
- The Killing Hands by PD Martin
- The Devil’s Staircase by Helen Fitzgerald
- Riding High by Emma Boling
- Red Queen by H.M. Brown
- Ghost Child: The Past Is Always Close Behind by Caroline Overington
- Black Ice by Leah Giarrantano
- Pestle & Mortar by Carol Gibson
Children's and Young Adult Fiction
- The Reformed Vampire Support Group by Catherine Jinks
- Genius Wars by Catherine Jinks
- Liar by Justine Larbalestier
- Hedgeburners: An A~Z Mystery by Goldie Alexander
- Pop Princess by Isabelle Merlin
- Cupid’s Arrow by Isabelle Merlin
- Conspiracy 365 - January by Gabrielle Lord
- The Walk Right in Detective Agency – Bad News for Milk Bay by Moya Simons
- The Walk Right in Detective Agency – On the Case The Walk by Moya Simons
- The Walk Right in Detective Agency – Mischief Afoot by Moya Simons
- Lady Killer: How Conman Bruce Burrell Kidnapped and Killed Rich Women for Their Money by Candace Sutton and Ellen Connolly
- A Greater Guilt: Constance Emilie Kent and the Road Murder by Noelene Kyle
- Crime Time: Australians Behaving Badly by Sue Bursztynski
- Salvation – The True Story of Rod Braybon’s Fight for Justice by Vikki Petraitis
- Hotel Kerobokan: The Shocking Inside Story of Bali's Most Notorious Jail by Kathryn Bonella
- Lambs to the Slaughter by Debi Marshall
- Blood Brother: Justice at Last by Robin Bowles
- Outside the Law 3 by Lindy Cameron (ed)
- Forensic Investigator: True Stories from the Life of a Country Crime Scene Cop by Esther Mckay
I really enjoyed BLACK ICE, and I have SIREN and FORBIDDEN FRUIT in my TBR pile. Looks like a good list of Aussie female-authored crime. I've heard great things about PD Martin too...
That's great Craig - I feel a bit embarrassed that I haven't read more - I console myself with the thought that they are all recently published.
I'd like to read books by Australian women mystery writers. Many of them aren't available in my city's library system.
Or, with some of the non-U.S. authors, they purchase one copy, put it in the main branch and make it noncirculating; this is aggravating.
So I'd have to buy some books from the infamous Book Depository or Amazon. I don't know what to get. I like good plots, stories, interesting characters, not much violence and not so action-packed that story, character or thought/introspection is lost.
I don't like books told from the psychopath's point of view, but I want to like the protagonist and uncover the suspect as he/she does. I like "whodunnits," private detectives and police procedurals, if they're interesting.
Thanks for this great website.
Kathy, as I confessed I have only read the ones I have hyperlinked to my reviews. But another author you might enjoy is Felicity Young Bronnwyn Parry, Kathryn Fox, and PD Martin you would probably enjoy. Look for Leah Giarratano, Fiona McIntosh, Alex Palmer, and PM Newton too
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