Hi writers and readers - Sisters in Crime Australia held the 2010 Davitt Awards for the best published crime books by Australian women on Saturday night. Our guest presenter was the marvellous Val McDermid who is out in Australia for the Melbourne Writers Festival. The winners of the awards are:
Best Adult Crime Fiction Book ~ Marianne Delacourt for "Sharp Shooter"
Best True Crime Book ~ Candace Sutton and Ellen Connelly for "Lady Killer: How Conman Bruce Burrell Kidnapped and Killed Rich Women for their Money"
Best Young Adult Crime Book ~ Justine Larbalestier for "Liar"
Readers Choice ~ Kerry Greenwood for "Forbidden Fruit"
A fabulous night was had by all and we salute the winners and those who were shortlisted as well as the publishers who continue to publish excellent crime fiction and true crime by Australian women.