2013 Davitt Awards Shortlist

Bookseller+Publisher reports that the shortlists for this year’s Davitt Awards, presented by Sisters in Crime Australia for the best crime writing by women, have been announced. In each category the shortlisted titles are:

Adult fiction (links are to reviews here at Fair Dinkum)
Cold Grave (Kathryn Fox, Pan)
Paving the New Road (Sulari Gentill, Pantera Press)
Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute (Maggie Groff, Pan)
Walking Shadows (Narrelle M Harris, Clan Destine Press)
Silent Fear (Katherine Howell, Pan)
Silent Valley (Malla Nunn, Macmillan)
Sisters of Mercy (Caroline Overington, Bantam)
The Poet’s Cottage (Josephine Pennicott, Macmillan)

The Children of the King (Sonya Hartnett, Viking)
Moonlight and Ashes (Sophie Masson, Random House)
Truly Tan (Jen Storer, ABC Books)
The Tunnels of Tarcoola (Jennifer Walsh, A&U)

True crime
The Waterlow Killings (Pamela Burton, Victory)
Missing You (Justine Ford, Five Mile Press).

The winners of these awards plus a Reader’s Choice category and the first ever Lifetime Achievement award will be announced in Melbourne on 31 August at a ceremony hosted by New Zealand crime author Vanda Symon.