14th Davitt Awards Shortlist for the Best Crime Books

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced its shortlist for its 14th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The categories include Best Adult Novel; Best Novel Young Adult, Best True Crime Book, Best Debut Book (any category), Readers’ Choice (as voted by the 660 members of Sisters in Crime Australia) and, for the very first time, Best Children’s Novel.

Shortlisted are:

Best Adult Novel

Honey Brown, Dark Horse (Penguin Books Australia)

Ilsa Evans, Nefarious Doings: A Nell Forrest Mystery (Momentum Press)

Annie Hauxwell, A Bitter Taste (Penguin Books Australia)

Katherine Howell, Web of Deceit (Pan Macmillan Australia)

Hannah Kent, Burial Rites (Picador Books)

Angela Savage, The Dying Beach (Text)

Best Young Adult Novel

Karen Foxlee, The Midnight Dress (UQP)

Simmone Howell, Girl Defective (Pan Macmillan Australia)

Kim Kane and Marion Roberts, Cry Blue Murder (UQP)

Ellie Marney, Every Breath (Allen & Unwin)

Felicity Pulman, A Ring Through Time (Harper Collins)

Best Children’s Novel

Ursula Dubosarsky, The Perplexing Pineapple: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Book 1 (Allen & Unwin)

Ursula Dubosarsky, The Looming Lamplight: The Cryptic Casebook of Coco Carlomagno (and Alberta) Book 2 (Allen & Unwin)

Susan Green, Verity Sparks: Lost and Found (Walker Books)

Jen Storer, Truly Tan: Jinxed! (Harper Collins)

Jen Storer, Truly Tan: Spooked! (Harper Collins)

Best True Crime Book

Anna Krien,Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport (Black Inc)

Kay Saunders, Deadly Australian Women (ABC Books)

Best Debut Book (Any category)

Livia Day, A Trifle Dead (Twelfth Planet Press)

Karen Foxlee, The Midnight Dress (UQP)

Simmone Howell, Girl Defective (Pan Macmillan Australia)

Hannah Kent, Burial Rites (Picador Books)

Ellie Marney, Every Breath (Allen & Unwin)

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