David Owen

Announcing the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards Longlist

 

This year’s longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association celebrates the novels of well established crime writers and talented newcomers.

Big Red Rock, David Owen

Author Information
Book Title: 
Big Red Rock
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780995381490
Series: 
Pufferfish
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Tasmania
Outback Australia
Publisher: 
Fullers Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Was Reading - Big Red Rock, David Owen

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Promised myself this would be my Boxing Day Test reading this year - which turned out to be the perfect choice, what with that awful wicket.

From the Blurb:

Say it's not so, but detective squads still put their faith in the whiteboard and texta, brainstorming difficult cases. Like this:

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).

Big Red Rock

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Say it's not so, but detective squads still put their faith in the whiteboard and texta, brainstorming difficult cases. Like this:

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780995381490
Location: 
Tasmania
Outback Australia
Series: 
Pufferfish
Publisher: 
Fullers Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Romeo's Gun, David Owen

Author Information
Book Title: 
Romeo's Gun
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780994561152
Series: 
Pufferfish
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Fullers Bookshop
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading Romeo's Gun, David Owen

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This has been languishing on the pile for Way. Too. Long.

From the Blurb:

One year on and Pufferfish - aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken - remains haunted by his failure to apprehend the killer of a young Hobart woman. Every time he sees a merchant vessel leaving the city's port he thinks of Angie, because that's how her murderer escaped. And that merchant seaman may still be coming and going with impunity, waiting for another opportunity.

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)



Romeo's Gun

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

One year on and Pufferfish - aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken - remains haunted by his failure to apprehend the killer of a young Hobart woman. Every time he sees a merchant vessel leaving the city's port he thinks of Angie, because that's how her murderer escaped. And that merchant seaman may still be coming and going with impunity, waiting for another opportunity.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780994561152
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Pufferfish
Publisher: 
Fullers Bookshop
Year of Publication: 
2016