Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Acclaimed in the Antipodes

The Australian Crime Writers Association has circulated its shortlist of nominees for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards, which since 1996 have been handed out to exceptional works by Australian authors.

Best Crime Fiction:
The Enemy Within, by Tim Ayliffe (Simon & Schuster)
The Others, by Mark Brandi (Hachette)
You Had it Coming, by B.M. Carroll (Profile)
The Chase, by Candice Fox (Bantam)
Kill Your Brother, by Jack Heath (Allen & Unwin)
The Family Doctor, by Debra Oswald (Allen & Unwin)
The Deep, by Kyle Perry (Michael Joseph)

Best Debut Crime Fiction:
Sweet Jimmy, by Bryan Brown (Allen & Unwin)
Shadow Over Edmund Street, by Suzanne Frankham
(Journey to Words)
Cutters End, by Margaret Hickey (Penguin)
Banjawarn, by Josh Kemp (UWA)

Best True Crime:
The Mother Wound, by Amani Haydar (Macmillan)
Larrimah: A Missing Man, an Eyeless Croc and an Outback Town of 11 People Who Mostly Hate Each Other, by Caroline Graham and Kylie Stevenson (Allen & Unwin)
Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide’s Family Murders,
by Debi Marshall (Vintage)
A Witness of Fact: The Peculiar Case of Chief Forensic Pathologist Colin Manock, by Drew Rooke (Scribe)

Best International Crime Fiction:
Case Study, by Graeme Macrae Burnet (Text)
The Heron’s Cry, by Ann Cleeves (Macmillan)
The Maid, by Nita Prose (HarperCollins)
Cry Wolf, by Hans Rosenfeldt (HarperCollins)

The winners of this year’s Neddies will be announced in August.

(Hat tip to In Reference to Murder.)

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