The 2017 Ned Kelly Award Winners Are…

Judges on behalf of The Australian Crime Writers Association nominated shortlists in three categories for this year’s Ned Kelly Awards, winners of which were announced earlier tonight (1 September) in Melbourne. The shortlists and winners are provided below (as provided via the #neddies17 hashtag on twitter), with links to reviews here at Fair Dinkum Crime where available but do head over to the ACWA site to see the judge’s comments too.

We congratulate all the winners and thank all the authors for the great reading they’ve provided

Best Fiction

 

Best First Fiction

  • Ron Elliot – BURN PATTERNS
  • Jane HarperTHE DRY(** winner **)
  • Andy Muir – SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
  • Anna SnoekstraONLY DAUGHTER
  • Holly ThrosbyGOODWOOD
  • Laura Elizabeth Wollett – LOVE OF A BAD MAN

Best True Crime

  • Collin Dillon with Tom Gilling – CODE OF SILENCE
  • Duncan McNab – GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER (** joint winner **)
  • Duncan McNab – ROGER ROGERSON
  • Brendan James Murray – THE DROWNED MAN (** joint winner **)
  • Terry Smyth – DENNY DAY
  • Mark Tedeschi – MURDER AT MYALL CREEK