Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Next in Line for the “Neddies”?

I discovered this news overnight, but didn’t have time to post it then. And this morning, I’m in rather a rush to complete an assignment, so do not have the time necessary to look up all of the publishers responsible for the books listed (as I would normally do).

Anyway, here are the longlists of contenders for the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards, sponsored by the Australian Crime Writers Association. Winners will be announced during a special ceremony held during the Melbourne Writers Festival, August 24-September 2.

Best Crime:
Marlborough Man, by Alan Carter
Under the Cold Bright Lights, by Garry Disher
Redemption Point, by Candice Fox
The Lone Child, by Anna George
Crossing the Lines, by Sulari Gentill
Class Act, by Ged Gillmore
Pachyderm, by Hugh McGinlay
Big Red Rock, by David Owen
The Secrets She Keeps, by Michael Robotham
The Student, by Iain Ryan
Clear to the Horizon, by Dave Warner

Best First Crime:
The Dark Lake, by Sarah Bailey
Wimmera, by Mark Brandi
The Girl in Keller’s Way, by Megan Goldin
All Our Secrets, by Jennifer Lane
The Echo of Others, by S.D. Rowell
See What I Have Done, by Sarah Schmidt
She Be Damned, by M.J. Tija

Best True Crime:
The Contractor, by Mark Abernethy
Unmaking a Murder: The Mysterious Death of Anna Jane Cheney, by Graham Archer
The Suitcase Baby, by Tanya Bretherton
Whitely on Trial, by Gabriella Coslovich
Last King of the Cross, by John Ibrahim
The Last Escape, by John Killick
The Fatalist, by Campbell McConachie
Once a Copper: The Life and Times of Brian “The Skull” Murphy,
by Vikki Petraitis

As interesting as these lists are, it’s surprising to see which books were submitted for consideration, but didn’t make the cut.

(Hat tip to Mystery Fanfare.)

1 comment:

Ben Boulden said...

Go, Garry Disher!