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Ned Kelly Awards 2019 shortlists announced

19 August 2019

The Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) has announced the shortlists for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime writing. The shortlisted works in each category are: Best crime fiction...

McTiernan shortlisted for 2018 Irish Book Awards

26 October 2018

Perth-based author Dervla McTiernan has been shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. McTiernan’s debut, The Ruin (HarperCollins), was one of six shortlisted titles in the category for Irish Independent Crime Fiction...

PRH sells Stevenson crime-thriller debut in US and UK

1 October 2018

Penguin Random House (PRH) has sold North American and UK (ex ANZ) rights to debut crime-thriller Greenlight (Michael Joseph) by Sydney-based author Benjamin Stevenson. PRH senior rights manager Nerrilee Weir...

Shortlist announced for inaugural Danger Prize

13 August 2018

The shortlist has been announced for the inaugural Danger Prize, awarded for the best book, film or TV drama about Sydney and crime. Three true crime books were shortlisted, alongside...

Aussie crime wave

15 June 2018

No doubt you’ve heard of Jane Harper’s debut bestselling crime novel The Dry (Pan). It has added the accolade of crime and thriller ‘book of the year’ at the recent British Book...

Fresh blood: Ben Sanders on ‘American Blood’ 

1 October 2015

In New Zealand author Ben Sanders’ American Blood (A&U, January), an undercover cop in witness protection stirs up elements of his past as he investigates a local woman’s disappearance. The...

A wild ride: Gary Kemble on ‘Skin Deep’ 

22 April 2015

Gary Kemble’s debut novel Skin Deep (Echo Publishing) is ‘an imaginative, fast-paced page-turner that combines crime-writing with a delightful serving of the supernatural’, writes reviewer Deborah Crabtree. She spoke to...

‘Death on Demand’ wins Ngaio Marsh Award 

3 December 2013

In New Zealand, Paul Thomas’ Death on Demand (Hodder Moa) has won this year’s Ngaio Marsh Award for New Zealand crime fiction. Death on Demand is the fourth book in...