Sulari Gentill

Announcing the 2018 Ned Kelly Award Winners (or what we did with our weekend (and a few hours before that ;) )

So on the weekend we (as in the ACWA Committee - Rochelle Jackson, Robert Goodman, David Whish-Wilson, Louisa (LA) Larkin, Andrea Thompson, Jacqui Horwood, Deb Crabtree, Georgina Heydon, Meg Vann and I) did a thing. The 2018 Ned Kelly Awards were presented, and I cannot tell you how pleased we are every year to see these awards continuing from strength to strength, acknowledging the best and brightest in our Crime Writing Community giving us a chance to wave certificates, trophies and prize envelopes under their noses.

Round up of the shortlists for the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards

My round up of the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards shortlist is now at Newtown Review of Books

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.

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).

Review - A Dangerous Language, Sulari Gentill

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Dangerous Language
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921997662
Series: 
Rowland Sinclair
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Canberra
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading A Dangerous Language, Sulari Gentill

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There is no way in this world that a Rowland Sinclair book is going to lurk long on the reading piles around here - started this one last night. Want a Chrysler Airflow already.

From the Blurb:

Book 8 in the Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series.

Set against the glamorous backdrop of the 1930s in Australia and overseas, A Dangerous Language is the latest in the much loved, award winning Rowland Sinclair Mysteries.

A Dangerous Language

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Book 8 in the Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series.

Set against the glamorous backdrop of the 1930s in Australia and overseas, A Dangerous Language is the latest in the much loved, award winning Rowland Sinclair Mysteries.

When a Communist agent is murdered on the steps of Parliament House, Rowland Sinclair finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of politics and assassination. 

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781921997662
Series: 
Rowland Sinclair
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Crossing the Lines, Sulari Gentill

Author Information
Book Title: 
Crossing the Lines
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921997860
Categorisation
Category: 
Literary Fiction
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Crossing the Lines, Sulari Gentill

Author Information
Book Title: 
Crossing the Lines
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921997860
Categorisation
Category: 
Literary Fiction
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

#amreading Crossing the Lines, Sulari Gentill

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

Whilst not "strictly" crime fiction this is a fascinating intertwining tale that had me up way past when I should have nodded off last night.

From the Blurb:

When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer simply because the irony of a protagonist who’d never lower himself to read the story in which he stars, amuses her.

When Ned McGinnity creates Madeleine d’Leon, she is his literary device, a writer of detective ction who is herself a mystery to be unravelled.