Aoife Clifford

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)



March on AustCrime

The March update is very late - it's been a tad busy hereabouts.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Detective Work, John Dale

Review - All These Perfect Strangers, Aoife Clifford

Author Information
Book Title: 
All These Perfect Strangers
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925310726
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Psychological Thriller
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2016

January on AustCrime

January, being a month in which we took a break from computers, meant a lot of reading and then a scrambling review catchup - which is still not caught up.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Girl Waits with Gun, Amy Stewart

Am Reading - All These Perfect Strangers, Aoife Clifford

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Due for release in early March so review will be published around then.

From the Blurb:

You don’t have to believe in ghosts for the dead to haunt you.

You don’t have to be a murderer to be guilty.

Within six months of Pen Sheppard starting university, three of her new friends are dead. Only Pen knows the reason why.

All These Perfect Strangers

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

You don’t have to believe in ghosts for the dead to haunt you.

You don’t have to be a murderer to be guilty.

Within six months of Pen Sheppard starting university, three of her new friends are dead. Only Pen knows the reason why.

College life had seemed like a wonderland of sex, drugs and maybe even love. The perfect place to run away from your past and reinvent yourself. But Pen never can run far enough and when friendships are betrayed, her secrets are revealed. The consequences are deadly.

ISBN: 
9781925310726
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2016

Aiofe Clifford

Author Information
Clifford, Aoife

All These Perfect Strangers is Aoife Clifford’s first novel, but she has already won the two major Australian crime writing prizes in short story form: the Ned Kelly - SD Harvey Short Story Award and the Scarlet Stiletto. She was also shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger. In 2013, she was awarded an Australian Society of Author's mentorship for All These Perfect Strangers.

The second shoe drops on Josephine Pennicott

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