Jock Serong

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.

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)



August / September on AustCrimeFiction

August and September combined because - yep I forgot.

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Falls, B. Michael Radburn (Aust)

Review - The Rules of Backyard Cricket, Jock Serong

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Rules of Backyard Cricket
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781911231035
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading The Rules of Backyard Cricket, Jock Serong

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If somebody could explain to me why the hell I waited so long to read this book then I'd be eternally grateful.

From the Blurb:

It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game.

The Rules of Backyard Cricket

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game.

Darren has two big talents: cricket and trouble. No surprise that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety—one of those men who’s always got away with things and just keeps getting.

ISBN: 
9781911231035
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

The AustCrimeFiction Best of 2015

I'm mathematically challenged at the best of times, and never more so than when greeted by the need to come up with a "list" of a certain number. Okay so that's probably less to do with maths and more to do with a pathological hatred of arbitrary rules. So let's just go with this being the best of list of all the books (currently at 147 or so) that I was fortunate (in the main) to have read in 2015.

Reflections from Behind the Scenes: 2015 Ned Kelly Awards

In a darkened bar, up a wide old stone staircase, deep in Trades Hall Melbourne on Saturday night we gathered for the 20th Anniversary of the Ned Kelly Awards.

These awards were special for a few reasons - they were back in Melbourne, it was the 20th Anniversary of the Neddies (as they are affectionately known) and ACWA had a few surprises up its various sleeves. And I don't just mean the winners of the awards.

Review - QUOTA, Jock Serong

Author Information
Book Title: 
Quota
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922147936
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Announcing the 2015 Ned Kelly Winners

Acclaimed author, journalist and screenwriter Helen Garner has won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s Best True Crime book for ‘This House of Grief – the Story of a Murder Trial’.