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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 :)

Keeping up with the 2015 Davitt Awards - Adult Fiction

Because I'm a glutton for punishment, let's add the 2015 Davitt's Award to the upcoming TBR Mountain Range - this time Adult Fiction.

First up - ADULT FICTION :)

The Most Memorable Books: 2014

Because it's been such a stellar year for Crime Fiction - a Most Memorable of the Year List before Christmas seems like a plan in case anybody is thinking about books to spoil themselves / friends / family with. Of course the year isn't over yet and I fully expect a few more "memorables" between now and the end of December, if the previous 11 months have been any indication.

The ones that simply will not go out of my head:

Review - THROUGH THE CRACKS, Honey Brown

Author Information
Book Title: 
Through the Cracks
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921901546
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2014

Through the Cracks

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller
Crime Fiction

Four-year-old Nathan Fisher disappears from the bank of a rocky creek. Did he drown or was he taken? The search for the missing boy grips the nation.

A decade later, young teen Adam Vander has grown tall enough, strong enough, to escape his abusive father. Emerging from behind the locked door of their rambling suburban home, Adam steps into a world he knows little of. 

ISBN: 
9781921901546
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2014

AustCrime - April Wrap Up

April, apart from finishing off one book, was 100% Australian author month. Half way through the month it dawned on me that in 2006, when I got the first version of this site up and running, it was a bit tricky to fill an entire month's reading with local books - even with a bit of back catalogue re-reading.

DARK HORSE - Honey Brown

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dark Horse
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921901539
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Victorian Country
Publisher: 
Michael Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - Dark Horse, Honey Brown

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

There are some authors whose books arrive and I find myself torn. Between being desperately keen to read and being ever so slightly too scared to read. Add to that a beautiful big black mare as an integral part of the opening scenes and I will confess to being slightly worried / slightly apprehensive. To be reviewed at Newtown Review of Books.

From the Blurb:

Dark Horse

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

It's Christmas morning on the edge of the rugged Mortimer Ranges. Sarah Barnard saddles Tansy, her black mare. She is heading for the bush, escaping the reality of her broken marriage and her bankrupted trail-riding business.

Sarah seeks solace in the ranges. When a flash flood traps her on Devil Mountain, she heads to higher ground, taking shelter in Hangman's Hut.

She settles in to wait out Christmas.

ISBN: 
9781921901539
Publisher: 
Michael Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2013