Just over a month after the Australian Crime Writers Association announced its shortlist of contenders for the 2013 Ned Kelly Awards, we have the results today, thanks to the blog Fair Dinkum Crime.
Best First Fiction:
The Midnight Promise, by Zane Lovitt (Text Publishing)
Also nominated: The Marmalade Files, by Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann (Fourth Estate/HarperCollins); The Robbers, by Paul Anderson (Hardie Grant); Murder with the Lot, by Sue Williams (Text Publishing); and The Richmond Conspiracy, by Andrew Grimes (Text Publishing)
Blackwattle Creek, by Geoffrey McGeachin (Penguin)
Also nominated: The Holiday Murders, by Robert Gott (Scribe); Web of Deceit, by Katherine Howell (Pan Macmillan); I Hear the Sirens in the Street, by Adrian McKinty (Allen & Unwin); and Silent Valley, by Malla Nunn (Pan Macmillan)
Best True Crime:
The People Smuggler, by Robin De Crespigny (Penguin)
Also nominated: Every Parent’s Nightmare, by Belinda Hawkins (Allen & Unwin); The Devil’s Cinema, by Steve Lillebuen (McClelland & Stewart); Dead by Friday, by Derek Pedley (Wakefield Press); and Eugenia, by Mark Tedeschi (Simon & Schuster)
S.D. Harvey Short Story Award:
“Echoes from the Dolphin,” by Roger Vickery
Congratulations to all of the nominees. If you would like to read more about each of them, click over to Fair Dinkum Crime, which provides links to book reviews.