Sisters in Crime Australia’s 15th Annual Davitt Awards Long List – Adult Novels

Sisters in Crime Australia Inc

Celebrating Women’s Crime Writing Since 1991

The Plot:  To celebrate women’s crime writing on the page and screen and bring a collective critical eye to the field. 

Launched at the Feminist Book Festival in Melbourne in September 1991, Sisters in Crime in Australia was inspired by the American organisation of the same name, which was founded in 1986 by Sara Paretsky (creator of Chicago PI VI Warshawski) and other women crime writers at the Bouchercon crime convention.

The Motive:  To share our collective passion for women’s crime writing.”

Here is the long list for the 15th Annual Davitt awards, how many of your favourites are here? Cant wait for the short list to be announced to see if any of my reads are featured or what I should be reading next. .

Adult novels (44)

     ·         Sarah Barrie, Deadly Secrets (Harlequin MIRA – Harlequin)

·         Honey Brown, Through the Cracks (Penguin Books Australia)

·         Kimberley Brown, Trusting a Stranger (Escape Publishing –Harlequin) ebook, Debut

·         Carla Caruso, Pretty Mess: An Astonvale novel (HarperCollins Australia) ebook, Debut

·         Melanie Casey, Craven (Pantera Press)

·         Lee Christine, In Safe Arms (Escape Publishing – Harlequin) ebook

·         Sandy Curtis, Grievous Harm (Clan Destine Press)

·         Wendy L Curtis, Above and Beyond (Escape Publishing–Harlequin) ebook, Debut

·         Karen Davis, Deadly Obsession (Simon & Schuster)

·         Livia Day, Drowned Vanilla (Twelfth Planet Press)

·         Joy Dettman, Tying of Threads (Pan Macmillan Australia)

·         Ilsa Evans, Forbidden Fruits: A Nell Forrest mystery (Momentum Press) ebook

·         Sarah Evans, Killing Kindness (Clan Destine Press) ebook

·         Sarah Evans, Operation Paradise (Clan Destine Press) Debut

·         Jaye Ford, Already Dead (Random House)

·         Candice Fox, Eden (Random House)

·         Candice Fox, Hades (Random House) Debut

·         Kathryn Fox, Fatal Impact (Pan Macmillan Australia)

·         Anna George, What Came Before (Penguin Books Australia) Debut

·         Sulari Gentill, A Murder Unmentioned (Pantera Press)

·         Helen Goltz, Graveyard of the Atlantic (Atlas Productions)

·         Nina Hamilton, Rescue Nights (Escape Publishing – Harlequin) ebook

·         Annie Hauxwell, A Morbid Habit (Penguin Books Australia)

·         Katherine Howell, Deserving Death (Pan Macmillan Australia)

·         Anna Jaquiery, The Lying-down Room (Picador – a Pan Macmillan imprint) Debut

·         Wendy James, The Lost Girls (Penguin Books Australia)

·         Rebecca Jessen, Gap (University of Queensland Press) Debut

·         Kathryn Ledson, Monkey Business (Penguin Books Australia)

·         Gabrielle Lord, Dishonour (Hachette Australia)

·         Sophie Masson, Trinity #1: The Koldun Code (Momentum Press – a Pan MacMillan imprint)

·         Lily Monadjemi, The Scent of Love (Austin Macauley Publishers) Debut

·         Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies (Pan Macmillan Australia)

·         Maris Morton, The Herb Gardener (Odyssey Books)

·         Malla Nunn, Present Darkness (Xoum Publishing)

·         P M Newton, Beams Falling (Penguin Books Australia)

·         Ainslie Paton, Floored (Escape Publishing – Harlequin) ebook

·         Josephine Pennicott, Currawong Manor (Pan Macmillan Australia)

·         Elisabeth Rose, Evidence of Love (Escape Publishing – Harlequin) ebook

·         Deborah Sheldon, Dark Waters (Cohesion Press) ebook

·         Vanessa Skye, Broken (The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House)

·         Nicole Trope, The Secrets in Silence (Allen & Unwin)

·         Sandi Wallace, Tell Me Why (Clan Destine Press) Debut

·         Felicity Young, The Scent of Murder (HarperCollins Australia)

·         Helene Young, Safe Harbour (Penguin Books Australia)

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