Caroline Overington

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.

Review - GHOST CHILD, Caroline Overington

Author Information
Book Title: 
Ghost Child
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781863256803
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2009

Ghost Child

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In 1982 Victorian police were called to a home on a housing estate an hour west of Melbourne. There, they found a five-year-old boy lying on the carpet. There were no obvious signs of trauma, but the child, Jacob, died the next day.

The story made the headlines and hundreds attended the funeral. Few people were surprised when the boy’s mother and her boyfriend went to prison for the crime. Police declared themselves satisfied with the result, saying there was no doubt that justice had been done.

ISBN: 
9781863256803
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2009

2015 Davitt Awards - Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2015 Davitt Awards has been announced tonight.

ADULT FICTION

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - Best Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Next up Best Crime - kept the best to last :)

Review - CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?, Caroline Overington

Author Information
Book Title: 
Can You Keep A Secret?
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780857983572
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Australia
USA
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - Can You Keep a Secret? Caroline Overington

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First of my weekend's reading.

From the Blurb:

'Why do some people decide to get married when everyone around them would seem to agree that marriage, at least for the two people in question, is a terrifically bad idea?'

Can You Keep A Secret?

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

How well do you really know the one you love? 

With her customary page-turning style and potent themes, this is Caroline Overington at her thought-provoking best. 

'Why do some people decide to get married when everyone around them would seem to agree that marriage, at least for the two people in question, is a terrifically bad idea?'

ISBN: 
9780857983572
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2014

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - True Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Starting out with the True Crime list because I CLEARLY have some work to do here: