David Kilner

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.

The Rock Art Murders

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Skyla Merrick is always in some kind of trouble …

On light duties – investigating the theft of rock art – following a near-death experience, DS Skyla Merrick is challenged when ordered to  investigate a series of grotesque murders and weird clues.

ISBN: 
9782 533398406
Series: 
Skyla Merrick
Publisher: 
Custom Book Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Climate Change Murders

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Skyla Merrick is always in some kind of trouble …

In disgrace and suspended, the Cornish-born detective witnesses the first of the bizarre deaths while visiting Arthurs Bay, a coastal fishing village with bigger ideas. The director of a local climate change research facility, Edwina Ling, is number one.

Skyla relishes the opportunity to restore her fortunes but false evidence and her personal demons deceive her and she chases the wrong suspect.

Then there is another, and then another death …

ISBN: 
9781 507754016
Series: 
Skyla Merrick
Publisher: 
Custom Book Publications
Year of Publication: 
2015

David Kilner

Author Information
Kilner, David

David was born in London and grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where he lives with his wife, Pauline, and two Maltese Shih-Tzu crosses. With the help of the dogs, they raised two daughters. Now retired, he spent most of his career in the social welfare sector where he became expert at writing social welfare policy and was awarded a Doctorate for his work on social housing.

These days he enjoys volunteering with community organisations and writing local history studies. Many of his non-fiction works have been published, both in social welfare and in history.

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - Best First 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 First Crime - which is looking better in terms of keeping up with the submitted books.