Jane Harper

The 2019 Indie Book Awards | Shortlist Announcement

Australian independent booksellers, members of Leading Edge Books, are thrilled to announce their Shortlist for the Indie Book Awards 2019, for the best Australian books published in 2018!

Established in 2008, the Indie Book Awards recognise and celebrate this country’s incredible talent and the role independent booksellers play in supporting and nurturing Australian writing.

Who will win in each category in 2019?

Who will take out the overall ‘2019 Book of the Year’ Award?!

Without further ado, here is the Shortlist for the 2019 Indie Book Awards:

2018 Reading Reminiscences

Given how long it took me to get the spelling of reminiscences right, I think I'm still in holiday mode. Or a lousy speller. We took a few weeks off over Christmas and New Year and actually took the time off - very little was done on computers, tablets and smartphones. We nearly melted in a couple of early season heatwaves that just reinforce the idea that we're all going to hell in an incinerator ... where was I oh yeah, 2018 Reading Reminiscences. There were some very good books around in 2018 and this is less recommendation and more a meander around in the ones I really enjoyed.

The Lost Man, Jane Harper

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Lost Man
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743549100
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Lost Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The man lay still in the centre of a dusty grave under a monstrous sky.

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland.

They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last chance for their middle brother, Cameron.

ISBN: 
9781743549100
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Lost Man
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743549100
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan
Year of Publication: 
2018

#amreading Force of Nature, Jane Harper

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

This has been sitting on the to be read pile for way too long.

From the Blurb:

Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side.

The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises.

Force of Nature

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side.

The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and teach resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat website advertises.

ISBN: 
9781743549094
Series: 
Aaron Falk
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

2017 Ned Kelly Awards

In the days after the Awards Ceremony it's wonderful to watch the congratulations for much deserved winners rolling in.

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.