Wednesday, July 29, 2015

2015 Davitt Awards Shortlist: Sisters in Crime Australia

The Davitt Awards (named in honor of Ellen Davitt (1812-1879) who wrote Australia's first mystery novel, Force and Fraud in 1865) are presented annually by Sisters in Crime Australia. The awards are presented for Australian crime fiction, by women, for both adults and young adults.

ADULT FICTION
  • Honey Brown, Through the Cracks
  • Ilsa Evans, Forbidden Fruits: A Nell Forrest mystery
  • Sulari Gentill, A Murder Unmentioned
  • Annie Hauxwell, A Morbid Habit
  • Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies
  • Malla Nunn, Present Darkness
YOUNG ADULT NOVELS
  • Christine Bongers, Intruder (Woolshed Press – a Random House imprint)
  • Rebecca Lim, The Astrologer’s Daughter (Text Publishing)
  • Ellie Marney, Every Word (Allen & Unwin)
  • Pamela Rushby, The Ratcatcher’s Daughter (HarperCollins Australia)
CHILDREN'S NOVELS
  • Lollie Barr, The Adventures of Stunt Boy and His Amazing Wonder Dog Blindfold (Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Eileen O’Hely, Kitten Kaboodle Mission 1: The Catier Emerald (Walker Books)
  • Judith Rossell, Withering-by-Sea (HarperCollins Australia)
  • R A Spratt, Friday Barnes: Big Trouble (Random House)
  • Jen Storer, Truly Tan #4: Freaked! (ABC Books – a HarperCollins Australia imprint)
NON FICTION
  • Megan Norris, Love You to Death: A story of sex, betrayal and murder gone wrong (The Five Mile Press)
  • Caroline Overington, Last Woman Hanged (HarperCollins Australia)
  • Virginia Peters, Have You Seen Simone? The story of an unsolved murder (Nero)
  • Julie Szego, The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama (Wild Dingo Press)
DEBUT
  • Lollie Barr, The Adventures of Stunt Boy and His Amazing Wonder Dog Blindfold (Pan Macmillan Australia)
  • Candice Fox, Hades (Random House)
  • Anna George, What Came Before (Penguin Books Australia)
  • Rebecca Jessen, Gap (University of Queensland Press)
  • Christine Bongers, Intruder (Woolshed Press – a Random House imprint)
  • Virginia Peters, Have You Seen Simone? The story of an unsolved murder (Nero)
  • Pamela Rushby, The Ratcatcher’s Daughter (HarperCollins Australia)
  • Sandi Wallace, Tell Me Why (Clan Destine Press) Debut
  • Julie Szego, The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama (Wild Dingo Press)

How to Shake Someone Who's Tailing You

Interesting article on How to Shake Someone Who's Tailing you--on foot, on buses, in cars.. What do you think? Has this happened to you? What did you do?

http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/city/life/215449-how-to-lose-a-tail

And How to Tell when Someone is Following you and How to Get away safely:

http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2012/11/how-to-tell-when-youre-being-followed-and-get-away-safely/