2009 Davitt Awards (Sisters in Crime Australia). Sisters in Crime will shortly be inviting members to vote on best 2008 crime or mystery novel by an Australian woman. This year 41 books are in contention.
Although a long list, it's interesting to me to find new authors. These are arranged by publisher.
Allen & Unwin Kerry Greenwood, Murder on a Midsummer Night Marion Halligan, Murder on the Apricot Coast Catherine Jinks, The Dark Mountain Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden
Exisle Publishing T J Joyce, Hotel of Secrets
Fremantle Arts Press Felicity Young, Harum Scarum
Hachette Livre Camilla Noli, Still Waters Bronwyn Parry, As Darkness Falls
HarperCollins Alex Palmer, The Tattooed Man Diane Armstrong, Nocturne
PanMacmillan Sydney Bauer, Alibi Katherine Howell, The Darkest Hour P D Martin, Fan Mail Malla Nunn, A Beautiful Place to DieP
New Holland Publishers Maria Simms, The Dead House (Gibbes Street)
Random House Leah Giarratano, Voodoo Doll
Soho Press, New York Caroline Petit, Deep Night
The Five Mile Press Robin Bowles, The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece
Scribe Publications Cooee by Vivienne Kelly.
Zeus Publications Helen Denkha, Many Happy Returns
For the complete list of Davitt Contenders, include Young Adult & True Crime list, go here.