Before it Breaks

2016 Ned Kelly Award .... and the Winners are!

By now everyone knows that the winners of the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards were Best: Dave Warner for Before it Breaks, Best First: Emma Viskic for Resurrection Bay, Best True: Gideon Haigh for Certain Admissions and SD Harvey Short Story: Roni O'Brien for Flesh

Announcing the 2016 Ned Kelly Award Shortlists

The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing.

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.

Review - BEFORE IT BREAKS, Dave Warner

Author Information
Book Title: 
Before it Breaks
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925161175
Series: 
Daniel Clement
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Broome
Western Australia
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

Currently Reading - Before It Breaks, Dave Warner

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Sometimes the world is a kind place and a new book from a favoured author appears, and it is very very good into the bargain.

From the Blurb:

Detective Daniel Clement is back in Broome, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to be impressed by his new team of small-town cops. Here, in the oasis on the edge of the desert, life is as stagnant as Clement’s latest career move.

Before It Breaks

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Detective Daniel Clement is back in Broome, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to be impressed by his new team of small-town cops. Here, in the oasis on the edge of the desert, life is as stagnant as Clement’s latest career move.

But when a body is discovered a local fishing spot, it is clearly not the result of a crocodile attack. Somewhere in Broome is a hunter of a different kind.

As more bodies are found, Clement races to solve a decades-old mystery before a monster cyclone hits.

Location: 
Broome
Western Australia
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2015