Wendy James

Announcing the 2017 Ned Kelly Award Shortlists

The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing.

Ned Kelly Awards 2017 Submissions List

All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced and as usual, every year as the entries start to roll in, I start to fret about the ones I haven't had a chance to read yet - this year, needless to say is no different :) Check out the full list at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/2017-submissions or follow the links below to those that somebody here have been lucky enough to review.

Keeping up with the 2015 Davitt Awards - Adult Fiction

Because I'm a glutton for punishment, let's add the 2015 Davitt's Award to the upcoming TBR Mountain Range - this time Adult Fiction.

First up - ADULT FICTION :)

Review - THE LOST GIRLS, Wendy James

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Lost Girls
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921901058
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Suspense
Sub Genre: 
Psychological
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Penguin
Michael Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Lost Girls

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller

Curl Curl, Sydney, January 1978.

Angie's a looker. Or she's going to be. She's only fourteen, but already, heads turn wherever she goes. Male heads, mainly . . .

Jane worships her older cousin Angie. She spends her summer vying for Angie's attention. Then Angie is murdered. Jane and her family are shattered. They withdraw into themselves, casting a veil of silence over Angie's death.

Sub Genre: 
Psychological
Family
ISBN: 
9781921901058
Location: 
New South Wales
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2014

CR - The Lost Girls, Wendy James

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

The latest book from Wendy James takes the reader back into that closed world of family relationships that this author delves into frequently.

From the Blurb:

Curl Curl, Sydney, January 1978.

Angie's a looker. Or she's going to be. She's only fourteen, but already, heads turn wherever she goes. Male heads, mainly . . .

Jane worships her older cousin Angie. She spends her summer vying for Angie's attention. Then Angie is murdered. Jane and her family are shattered. They withdraw into themselves, casting a veil of silence over Angie's death.

AustCrime - April Wrap Up

April, apart from finishing off one book, was 100% Australian author month. Half way through the month it dawned on me that in 2006, when I got the first version of this site up and running, it was a bit tricky to fill an entire month's reading with local books - even with a bit of back catalogue re-reading.

OUT OF THE SILENCE - Wendy James

Author Information
Book Title: 
Out of the Silence
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B00BMFEUPS
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
Suffragettes
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Momentum Books
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - Out of the Silence, Wendy James (and a giveaway)

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

Winner of the Best First Australian Crime Novel, Ned Kelly Crime Awards 2006, this is a welcome re-release of an outstanding book from an author who is guaranteed to make you think a lot. And another book to mention Vida Goldstein (I must track down a copy of the books written about her - an astounding true life character).

From the Blurb:

2012 - Top Books

Anybody who knows me will be aware that I'm mathematically challenged. Besides, I hate giving numbers of stars as reviews and Top 5's or 10's or whatever numbers give me heartburn, so instead, I wanted to just re-mention some of the books that made my reading 2012. I was rather pleased to have hit the 120 that I set myself as a goal on Goodreads (in fact if I was up to date with reviews) I reckon that number will end up much closer to 140, which is not a bad effort given that it was a hellishly busy year all round. But enough waffle.