#Neddies2015

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’.

Announcing the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist

One of Australia’s most well-known authors, Helen Garner is among a strong list of writers competing for this year’s Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime. The shortlist, announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) on Saturday August 8 at the Byron Bay Writers Festival includes journalists Debi Marshall, Kate McClymont, Linton Besser, David Murray, Amy Dale and freelance writer Liam Pieper.

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - Best Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Next up Best Crime - kept the best to last :)

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - Best First Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Next up Best First Crime - which is looking better in terms of keeping up with the submitted books.

Review - DEAD GUILTY (aka An Act of Reparation) by Susan Godenzi

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dead Guilty
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B00PJUY872
Series: 
Lexie Reed
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Melbourne
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - PIECES OF A LIE, Rowena Holloway

Author Information
Book Title: 
Pieces of a Lie
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780994168818
Series: 
Mina Everton
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Publisher: 
Fractured Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - THE MURDER OF ALLISON BADEN-CLAY, David Murray

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742759838
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Brisbane
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2015

Currently Reading - Dead Guilty (aka An Act of Reparation), Susan Godenzi

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Another from the 2015 Neddies Best First category read over the weekend.

From the Blurb:

When a battered wife disappears from a women's crisis shelter after her husband's murder, guilt-driven journo Lexie Reed, has to push the already besieged DSS Wil Saddington to help as she uncovers human trafficking of Melbourne's most vulnerable.

If her husband hadn't been murdered - would anyone have noticed she was missing?