Lindsay Simpson

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - True Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Starting out with the True Crime list because I CLEARLY have some work to do here:

IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)

Categorisation
Category: 
Non-Fiction
Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - If I Tell You.....

This is a seriously brilliant idea this book, one that I'm really pleased to see close to out and about.  (Dislaimer: I was recently invited to join ACWA's committee. A long time after this book was conceived and developed.)

From the Blurb:

Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys.

If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys.

Whether you're a fan of crime fiction, true crime or a would-be crime writer, this collection of essays will provide laughter, understanding, insight, ideas, advice and hopefully some inspiration. Learn about Shane Maloney's near-death experience in a freezer, Leigh Redhead's adventures as a stripper and Tara Moss taking a polygraph test to prove her doubters wrong.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781743313480
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

Honeymoon Dive

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

At 10.42 a.m. on 22 October 2003, while diving on the wreck of the SS Yongala on the Great Barrier Reef, an American tourist photographed his new wife for their honeymoon album. Instead the photo would become a vital police exhibit. On the right-hand side of the shot, Tina Watson's body lay 27 metres down on the ocean floor, one arm outstretched, reaching upwards. This is the photograph that shocked millions across Australia and the US.

ISBN: 
9781405040129
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Brothers in Arms

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Father's Day 1984: seven people die in a blaze of gunfire on a sunny afternoon in a hotel car park.

Among the dead, a fifteen year old girl caught in the crossfire when two heavily-armed bikie gangs, the Comancheros and the Bandidos, clash.

Brothers in Arms tells the extraordinary story of this murderous outbreak, from its vicious beginnings in the closed world of Sydney's motorcycle gangs to its inevitable end in death and imprisonment.

ISBN: 
9781865085012
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin

Lindsay Simpson

Author Information
Simpson, Lindsay

About the Author

Lindsay Simpson is the author of six works of non-fiction. She spent twelve years as an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and was the founding member of the Journalism and Media Studies program at the University of Tasmania in 1999. She lectures in journalism and writing at James Cook University and lives on Magnetic Island with her husband, Grant. They have five children. The Curer of Souls is her first novel.