Iain Ryan

Announcing the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards Longlist

 

This year’s longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association celebrates the novels of well established crime writers and talented newcomers.

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).

Review - The Student, Iain Ryan

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Student
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760406370
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Student

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Do bad people look like good people, like friends and brothers and boyfriends and students, until they have their hands around your throat? All of these men standing around me, drinks in hand, backs to this screen… smiling, laughing, flirting, and they look harmless. But any one of them could be something else now: rapist, murderer, spree shooter, torturer, paedophile. I try to picture them sprayed with blood and gore and it’s easy. I can do it, mentally. All of these guys could be him because all of these guys were just like him, right up until he…

ISBN: 
9781760406370
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



Harsh Recovery

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Two cops in recovery. A brutal murder on a dangerous island. A secret history that threatens everything.

Laura Romano is in recovery for drug and alcohol addiction and her partner - Jim Harris - is her sponsor. Both of them are stationed on Tunnel Island, a tropical paradise with a dark, seedy underbelly. When a dead body washes up on the island: Harris springs into action. Meanwhile, Romano follows the trail of a mysterious parcel sent to her house.

ISBN: 
B01M4NZ58W
Series: 
Tunnel Island Series
Year of Publication: 
2016

August / September on AustCrimeFiction

August and September combined because - yep I forgot.

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Falls, B. Michael Radburn (Aust)

Review - Two Days, Iain Ryan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Two Days
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B01HYZ31PE
Series: 
John Dannen
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Short Story
Year of Publication: 
2016

Drainland

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A disgraced cop. A case gone wrong. A danger she never saw coming.

Laura Romano is a dishonored cop and an addict. After being sold out by her biker boyfriend, she’s reassigned to Tunnel Island, a tropical paradise with a dark, seedy underbelly. When the son of an influential politician turns up dead, Romano teams up with a hard-nosed sheriff to investigate.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
B01J023TF6
Series: 
Tunnel Island Series
Publisher: 
Lamb House Books
Year of Publication: 
2016