Andrew Nette

Ned Kelly Awards 2017 Submissions List

All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced and as usual, every year as the entries start to roll in, I start to fret about the ones I haven't had a chance to read yet - this year, needless to say is no different :) Check out the full list at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/2017-submissions or follow the links below to those that somebody here have been lucky enough to review.

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



August / September on AustCrimeFiction

August and September combined because - yep I forgot.

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Falls, B. Michael Radburn (Aust)

#review Gunshine State, Andrew Nette

Author Information
Book Title: 
Gunshine State
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9788283550016
Series: 
Gary Chance
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
Queensland
Western Australia
Surfers Paradise
Publisher: 
280 Steps
Year of Publication: 
2016

July on AustCrimeFiction

July on AustCrime, and another busy month of reading and reviewing. It could very well be that I'm out of sync with these postings again. Who knows.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Certain Admissions, Gideon Haigh (Aust / True Crime)

#amreading Gunshine State, Andrew Nette

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

Due out in September, but there's only so much alluring sitting around a book like this can do before a reader just has to sit down and read the thing.

From the Blurb:

A heist thriller set in Queensland, Melbourne and Thailand. Think Richard Stark's Parker, Garry Disher's Wyatt, and Wallace Stroby's Crissa Stone. Add a touch of Surfers Paradise sleaze and a very dangerous stopover in Asia.

Gunshine State

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A heist thriller set in Queensland, Melbourne and Thailand. Think Richard Stark's Parker, Garry Disher's Wyatt, and Wallace Stroby's Crissa Stone. Add a touch of Surfers Paradise sleaze and a very dangerous stopover in Asia.

Gary Chance is a former Australian army driver, ex-bouncer and thief. His latest job sees him in Queensland working for Dennis Curry, an aging Surfers Paradise standover man. Curry runs off-site, non-casino poker games, and wants to rob one of his best customers, a high roller called Frederick 'Freddie' Gao.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
9788283550016
Location: 
Queensland
Western Australia
Publisher: 
280 Steps
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Spineless Wonders
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology

Book Title: 

I did jump this up the queue. A lot. I just love short story collections, and there are some wonderful writers in this.

From the Blurb:

Is there really such a thing as an innocent person?

Teachers, cops, mothers, wives, everyone has their breaking point; that moment where it could go either way. From the prostitute with no way out, to the bitter author, and a cop who just wants his leave, the characters in this collection will baffle and bewilder you at every turn.

Crime Scenes

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Is there really such a thing as an innocent person?

Teachers, cops, mothers, wives, everyone has their breaking point; that moment where it could go either way. From the prostitute with no way out, to the bitter author, and a cop who just wants his leave, the characters in this collection will baffle and bewilder you at every turn.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781925052237
Publisher: 
Spineless Wonders