Silent Valley

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:

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Ned Kelly Shortlist Announced

AustCrimeWriters have just announced the shortlist for the 2013 Ned Kelly Awards at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/content/announcing-2013-ned-kelly-shortlist

The judges' comments, and the lists are now available at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/content/2013-ned-kelly-awards

2013 Edgar Nominees Announced

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The list of Edgar Nominees for 2013 at http://www.theedgars.com/nominees.html includes a few pleasant surprises, not the least of which is the nomination of Malla Nunn's book BLESSED ARE THE DEAD (or SILENT VALLEY as we know it as) in the BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL CATEGORY.

SILENT VALLEY - Malla Nunn

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Book Title: 
Silent Valley
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742610887
Series: 
Emmanuel Cooper
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
South Africa
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012

Currently Reading - Silent Valley, Malla Nunn

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I've been looking forward to this one.

From the Blurb:

The body of a seventeen-year-old girl has been found covered in wildflowers on a hillside in the Drakensberg Mountains, near Durban. She is the daughter of a Zulu chief, destined to fetch a high bride price. Was Amahle as innocent as her family claims, or is her murder a sign that she lived a secret life?

Silent Valley

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A remote town. A girl of rare and exquisite beauty. A murder that silences a whole community.

The body of a seventeen-year-old girl has been found covered in wildflowers on a hillside in the Drakensberg Mountains, near Durban. She is the daughter of a Zulu chief, destined to fetch a high bride price. Was Amahle as innocent as her family claims, or is her murder a sign that she lived a secret life?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781742610887
Location: 
South Africa
Series: 
Emmanuel Cooper
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012