Karen from AustCrime's Blog – July 2008 Archive (6)

2008 Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist

There's a rumour going around (and I haven't been able to confirm this list via the Ned Kelly's own website, but the short list may have arrived!) ** means I've read it!



Best First Fiction:

Golden Serpent, Mark Abernethy **

A Fraction Of The Whole, Steve Toltz

The Low Road, Chris Womersley **



Best Fiction:

Sucked In, Shane Maloney **

Amongst The Dead, Robert Gott **

El Dorado, Dorothy Porter **

Shatter, Michael Robotham **



Best… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 30, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Win a copy of Blood Sunset by Jarad Henry - finishes this week

Just a quick reminder - if you like police procedurals and you'd like to try this second book (doesn't matter if you haven't read the first) from new local author Jarad Henry - then the competition will be drawn tomorrow, my time. Make sure you've got your entry in (no geographical restrictions again):

http://www.austcrimefiction.org/node/4705

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 24, 2008 at 9:13am — No Comments

Slightly OT - Valentine's Day on ABC TV

Valentine's Day screened on Sunday night and we happily sat down and watched it.



Quite an achievement for a TV show as normally anything that even mentions "footy" will drive me into a coma in a nanosecond, but the show was really engaging and luckily talked about a lot more than the dreaded "footy". In fact Sunnie reminded me in an email last night that many of the issues raised were very very similar to those in The Broken Shore - not identical obviously, but similar.



If… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 8, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Rank the Ned Kelly Long List

For a sheer bit of fun - have a go at ranking the Ned Kelly Longlist. Once the CWA release the short list we'll have another go at picking the winners like we did last year (when we had a 100% success rate I might add!)

Best First Fiction

Best Fiction

Best True Crime

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 5, 2008 at 5:45pm — 5 Comments

Read in June

Recently a few of us have been working on catching up with reading all the books on the longlist of nominees for the 2008 Ned Kelly's. So I managed to catch up with a couple of them this month, but I also managed a few other good books. (The Neds are marked with **)



Dreamland, Tom Gilling

My Rating: Fascinating concept

Full Review at: http://www.austcrimefiction.org/node/4634



First crime novel from a local author - When Nick Carmody agrees to take the fall… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 3, 2008 at 8:25pm — No Comments

Win a copy of Blood Sunset by Jarad Henry

We're going with another book competition - this time it's the 2nd in a new police procedural series by Jarad Henry (the book stands alone so don't stress if you haven't read the first). Open again to all geographical locations, we're drawing this one on the 25th of July.

http://www.austcrimefiction.org/node/4705

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 2, 2008 at 11:27am — No Comments

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