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.
Under the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher
Too Easy by JM Green
Places in the Darkness by Chris Brookmyer
Corpselight by Angela Slatter