Garry Disher

Round up of the shortlists for the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards

My round up of the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards shortlist is now at Newtown Review of Books

Announcing the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards Longlist

 

This year’s longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association celebrates the novels of well established crime writers and talented newcomers.

#amreading Under the Cold Bright Lights, Garry Disher

Author Name: 

Latest, just finished read. Hopefully this is the start of another series.

From the Blurb:

The young detectives call Alan Auhl a retread, but that doesn’t faze him. He does things his own way—and gets results.

He still lives with his ex-wife, off and on, in a big house full of random boarders and hard-luck stories. And he’s still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago.

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).

Under the Cold Bright Lights

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The young detectives call Alan Auhl a retread, but that doesn’t faze him. He does things his own way—and gets results.

He still lives with his ex-wife, off and on, in a big house full of random boarders and hard-luck stories. And he’s still a cop, even though he retired from Homicide some years ago.

He works cold cases now. Like the death of John Elphick—his daughters still convinced he was murdered, the coroner not so sure. Or the skeleton that’s just been found under a concrete slab. Or the doctor who killed two wives and a girlfriend, and left no evidence at all.

ISBN: 
9781925498882
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Her, Garry Disher

Author Information
Book Title: 
Her
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638541
Categorisation
Category: 
Historical Fiction
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

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 - Signal Loss, Garry Disher

Author Information
Book Title: 
Signal Loss
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925355260
Series: 
Challis & Destry
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Mornington Peninsula
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

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)