Josephine Pennicott

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Shortlist for the 2013 Davitt Awards

Via: http://www.booksellerandpublisher.com.au/DetailPage.aspx?type=item&id=27957

The shortlists for this year’s Davitt Awards, presented by Sisters in Crime Australia for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women in 2012, have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are:

2012 - Top Books

Anybody who knows me will be aware that I'm mathematically challenged. Besides, I hate giving numbers of stars as reviews and Top 5's or 10's or whatever numbers give me heartburn, so instead, I wanted to just re-mention some of the books that made my reading 2012. I was rather pleased to have hit the 120 that I set myself as a goal on Goodreads (in fact if I was up to date with reviews) I reckon that number will end up much closer to 140, which is not a bad effort given that it was a hellishly busy year all round. But enough waffle.

The second shoe drops on Josephine Pennicott

Sydney novelist Josephine Pennicott has won the Sisters in Crime 2012 Scarlet Stiletto Award.

POET'S COTTAGE - Josephine Pennicott

Author Information
Book Title: 
Poet's Cottage
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742610894
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012

Poet's Cottage

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller
Mystery

Poets had always lived there, the locals claimed. It was as if the house called to its own...

When Sadie inherits Poet's Cottage in the Tasmanian fishing town of Pencubitt, she sets out to discover all she can about her notorious grandmother, Pearl Tatlow. Pearl was a children's writer who scandalised 1930s Tasmania with her behaviour. She was also violently murdered in the cellar of Poet's Cottage and her murderer never found.

ISBN: 
9781742610894
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
PanMacmillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012

Currently Reading - Poet's Cottage, Josephine Pennicott

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Been hearing whispers about this book :)

From the Blurb:

Poets had always lived there, the locals claimed. It was as if the house called to its own...

When Sadie inherits Poet's Cottage in the Tasmanian fishing town of Pencubitt, she sets out to discover all she can about her notorious grandmother, Pearl Tatlow. Pearl was a children's writer who scandalised 1930s Tasmania with her behaviour. She was also violently murdered in the cellar of Poet's Cottage and her murderer never found.

THE FIRST CUT - Scarlet Stiletto Award Winners, edited by Lindy Cameron

Author Information
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

Scarlet Stiletto - The First Cut

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

An anthology of prize-winning stories from Sisters in Crime's national short story competition edited by Lindy Cameron.  It includes 26 stories by Tara Moss, Cate Kennedy, Kerry Munnery, Josephine Pennicott, Julie Waight, Jacqui Horwood, Louise Connor, Margaret Pollock, Dianne Gray,

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781741165562
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

Josephine Pennicott

Author Information
Pennicott, Josephine

About the Author

After winning second prize for 'Bait' in 2000, Josephine was awarded the eighth annual Scarlet Stiletto for the very disturbing 'Birthing the Demons'.  She then went on to win the 2003 third prize and Malice Domestic for 'Hail Mary'; the Malice Domestic again i 2004 for 'Tadpole'; and two special commendations in 2006 for 'Love Me Tender' and 'Children's Hour'.

Josephine, a Sydney writer and artist, is also the author of three dark fantasy novels:  Circle of Nine, Bride of the Stone and A Fire in the Shell published by Simon & Schuster.

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