Ned Kelly Awards Longlist 2018

Can’t have enough crime and want to read more, now it’s what we have been waiting for and something typically Aussie – Ned Kelly Awards longlist presents the best crime writing by Australian writers.

The longlisted titles in each category are:

Best crime

  • Marlborough Man (Alan Carter, Fremantle Press)
  • Under the Cold Bright Lights (Garry Disher, Text)
  • Redemption Point (Candice Fox, Bantam)
  • The Lone Child (Anna George, Viking)
  • Crossing the Lines (Sulari Gentill, Pantera)
  • Class Act (Ged Gillmore, deGrevilo Publishing)
  • Pachyderm (Hugh McGinlay, ThreeKookaburras)
  • Big Red Rock (David Owen, Fullers Publishing)
  • The Secrets She Keeps (Michael Robotham, Hachette)
  • The Student (Iain Ryan, Echo)
  • Clear to the Horizon (Dave Warner, Fremantle Press)

Best first crime

  • The Dark Lake (Sarah Bailey, A&U)
  • Wimmera (Mark Brandi, Hachette)
  • The Girl in Keller’s Way (Megan Goldin, Michael Joseph)
  • All Our Secrets (Jennifer Lane, Rose Mira Books)
  • The Echo of Others (S D Rowell, Skuda Enterprises)
  • See What I Have Done (Sarah Schmidt, Hachette)
  • She be Damned (M J Tija, Pantera)

Best true crime

  • The Contractor (Mark Abernethy, Pan Macmillan)
  • Unmaking A Murder: The Mysterious Death of Anna Jane Cheney (Graham Archer, Ebury)
  • The Suitcase Baby (Tanya Bretherton, Hachette)
  • Whitely on Trial (Gabriella Coslovich, MUP)
  • Last King of the Cross (John Ibrahim, Pan Macmillan)
  • The Last Escape (John Killick, New Holland)
  • The Fatalist (Campbell McConachie, Hachette)
  • Once a Copper: The Life and Times of Brian ‘The Skull’ Murphy (Vikki Petraitis, Wild Dingo Press)

Out of 26 titles on the longlist, two are self-published: Class Act by Ged Gillmore and The Echo of Others by S D Rowell.

Happy reading.