In 2017, most of the top crime was Australian.
Adrian McKinty took out the Ned Kelly Award for the sixth novel in his Sean Duffy series – Police at the Station and they Don’t Look Friendly.
Candice Fox was shortlisted for the same award for Crimson Lake – the first book in her new series set in steamy far north Queensland.
Michael Robotham’s The Secrets She Keeps was a stand-alone page turning thriller with two intriguing women at its centre.
Mark Brandi’s debut novel Wimmera, a story of the impacts of child sexual abuse, not only on the victim but on all those around them, was a revelation.
And Attica Locke went to rural Texas and revealed the deep seated vein of institutionalised racism in the United states in Bluebird Bluebird
Under the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher
Too Easy by JM Green
Places in the Darkness by Chris Brookmyer
Corpselight by Angela Slatter