Ned Kelly Awards shortlists 2017

Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake

Candice Fox

Accused but not convicted of Claire's abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. Amanda Pharrell knows what it's like to be public enemy no.1. Maybe it's her murderous past that makes her...

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The Golden Child

The Golden Child

Wendy James

Why can't all your children be perfect? A totally absorbing novel, for readers of Liane Moriarty, Lionel Shriver and Christos Tsiolkas. Blogger Lizzy's life is buzzing, happy, normal...

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 Read reviewAn Isolated Incident

An Isolated Incident

Emily Maguire

An Isolated Incident is a psychological thriller about everyday violence, the media's obsession with pretty dead girls, the grip of grief and the myth of closure, and the difficulties of knowing the difference between a ghost and...

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Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly: A Sean Duffy Thriller

Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly: A Sean Duffy Thriller

Adrian McKinty

Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction 2017Belfast 1988: a man has been shot in the back with an arrow. It ain't Injuns and it isn't Robin Hood. But uncovering exactly who has done it will take...

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The Rules Of Backyard Cricket

The Rules Of Backyard Cricket

Jock Serong

In this unusual crime thriller, two brothers share a love of cricket and rise to fame but their character differences divide them.

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Out of the Ice

Out of the Ice

Ann Turner

When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine.

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Burn Patterns

Burn Patterns

Ron Elliott

To her clients and colleagues, Iris is a therapist in a city psychology practice. But to the police and fire services, she is the Fire Lady - a profiler of arsonists. After a troubled young man burns down her office, Iris just...

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 Read reviewThe Dry

The Dry

Jane Harper

The Dry is the highest selling Australian debut in 2016.

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ONLY DAUGHTER

ONLY DAUGHTER

Anna Snoekstra

In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman's dark past becomes another's deadly future.

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 Read reviewThe Love of a Bad Man,

The Love of a Bad Man,

Laura Elizabeth Woollett

The Love of a Bad Man is a collection of short stories that imagine the lives of thirteen women, all of whom were the lovers, mistresses, or wives of various 'bad' men in history. Beautifully observed, fascinating, and at times...

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 Read reviewGoodwood

Goodwood

Holly Throsby

It wasn't just one person who went missing, it was two people. Two very different people. They were there, and then they were gone, as if through a crack in the.....

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Something For Nothing

Something For Nothing

Andy Muir

It's not every day a bloke stumbles across a dismembered torso on Nobby's beach. Lachie Munro is starting to feel like he's a magnet for trouble. Only the day before he...

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Code of Silence: How One Honest Police Officer Took on Australia's Most Corrupt Police Force

Code of Silence: How One Honest Police Officer Took on Australia’s Most Corrupt Police Force

Tom Gilling, Colin Dillon

'Wherever there is power and money, there is always the risk of corruption. But everyone has a choice: to become involved or to take a stand against it.'Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous...

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Roger Rogerson

Roger Rogerson

Duncan McNab

From decorated policeman to convicted criminal - the inside story of Roger Rogerson.

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Getting Away With Murder

Getting Away With Murder

Duncan McNab

Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime 2017From 1977 to the end of 1986, Duncan McNab was a member of the NSW Police Force. Most of his service was in criminal investigation. The many...

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Denny Day

Denny Day

Terry Smyth

Captain Edward Denny Day - the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' - was Australia's greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story.Once there was a wilderness: Australia's frontier, a dangerous and...

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Murder at Myall Creek

Murder at Myall Creek

Mark Tedeschi

In 1838, eleven convicts and former convicts were put on trial for the brutal murder of 28 Aboriginal men, women and children at Myall Creek in New South Wales. The trial created an enormous amount of controversy because it was...

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