Davitt Awards 2018 Shortlists

Sisters in Crime has announced the shortlists for the 2018 Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women.

Adult novel

The Dark Lake (Sarah Bailey, A&U)

The Hidden Hours (Sara Foster, S&S)

Crimson Lake (Candice Fox, Bantam)

Crossing the Lines (Sulari Gentill, Pantera)

Force of Nature (Jane Harper, Pan)

And Fire Came Down (Emma Viskic, Echo)

Young adult novel

No Limits (Ellie Marney, Bearded Lady Press)

Jack of Spades (Sophie Masson, Eagle Books)

Ballad for a Mad Girl (Vikki Wakefield, Text)

Children’s novel

Welcome to Willowvale: Vet Cadets Book One (Rebecca Johnson, Puffin)

Whimsy and Woe (Rebecca McRitchie, HarperCollins)

The Turnkey (Allison Rushby, Walker Books)

Squishy Taylor and the Silver Suitcase: Squishy Taylor Book Seven (Ailsa Wild, illus by Ben Wood, Hardie Grant Egmont)

Nonfiction

The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: An Australian’s True Story of Adventure, Danger, Romance and Murder (Carol Baxter, A&U)

Whiteley on Trial (Gabriella Coslovich, MUP)

The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay and Disaster (Sarah Krasnostein, Text)

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell (Louise Milligan, MUP)

Debut

The Dark Lake (Sarah Bailey, A&U)

Whiteley on Trial (Gabriella Coslovich, MUP)

The Girl in Keller’s Way (Megan Goldin, Michael Joseph)

Welcome to Willowvale: Vet Cadets Book One (Rebecca Johnson, Puffin)

The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay and Disaster (Sarah Krasnostein, Text)

Whimsy and Woe (Rebecca McRitchie, HarperCollins)

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell (Louise Milligan, MUP)

See What I Have Done (Sarah Schmidt, Hachette)

Half Wild (Pip Smith, A&U)

Ballad for a Mad Girl (Vikki Wakefield, Text)

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