The Sisters in Crime’s 16th Davitt Awards for Best Crime Books Short List 2016

What a wonderful list! The judging for this years awards is going to be particularly difficult – I have read many of those listed (I will link my reviews to this page). A big congratulations to all those on the list – there are many stand out reads – my only pick for a category winner – Best YA – Risk – Fleur Ferris – the rest – to hard to call, I loved so many of these. Do you have  a favourite or ten here?

Info: www.sistersincrime.org.au

 

 Davitt Awards – Shortlist 2016

Adult novels (6)

  • Anne Buist, Medea’s Curse: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist (Text Publishing)
  • Candice Fox, Fall (Penguin Random House)
  • Sulari Gentill, Give the Devil His Due (Pantera Press)
  • Bronwyn Parry, Storm Clouds (Hachette Australia)
  • J. M. Peace, Time to Run (Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Emma Viskic, Resurrection Bay (Echo Publishing)

Young Adult Novels (4)

  • Kathryn Barker, In the Skin of a Monster (Allen & Unwin)
  • Fleur Ferris, Risk (Penguin Random House)
  • Ellie Marney, Every Move (Allen & Unwin)
  • Maureen McCarthy, Stay with Me (Allen & Unwin)

Children’s Novels (3)

  • Susan Green, Verity Sparks and the Scarlet Hand (Walker Press)
  • Catherine Jinks, Theophilus Grey and the Demon Thief (Allen & Unwin)
  • R. A. Spratt, Friday Barnes 2: Under Suspicion (Penguin Random House)

Non-Fiction (6)

  • Carol Baxter, Black Widow (Allen & Unwin)
  • Cheryl Critchley and Helen McGrath, Why Did They Do It? (Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Kate Kyriacou, The Sting (Echo Publishing)
  • Alecia Simmonds, Wildman (Affirm Press)
  • Sue Smetherst, Behind Closed Doors (Simon & Schuster)
  • Sofija Stefanovic, You’re Just Too Good to Be True (Penguin Random House)

 

Debut (9)

  • Kathryn Barker, In the Skin of a Monster (Allen & Unwin)
  • Anne Buist, Medea’s Curse: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist (Text Publishing)
  • Tania Chandler, Please Don’t Leave Me Here (Scribe)
  • Caroline de Costa, Double Madness (Margaret River Press) (  review coming soon)
  • Fleur Ferris, Risk (Penguin Random House)
  • J. M. Green, Good Money (Scribe)
  • J. M. Peace, Time to Run (Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Ann Turner, The Lost Swimmer (Simon & Schuster)
  • Emma Viskic, Resurrection Bay (Echo Publishing)

 

 

 

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