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Top Five Crime – 2017


Top Five Crime

In 2017, most of the top crime was Australian.

Police at the Station and they Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKintyAdrian 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.








Crimson Lake by Candice FoxCandice Fox was shortlisted for the same award for Crimson Lake – the first book in her new series set in steamy far north Queensland.








The Secrets She Keeps by Michael RobothamMichael Robotham’s The Secrets She Keeps was a stand-alone page turning thriller with two intriguing women at its centre.








Wimmera by Mark BrandiMark 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.








Bluebird Bluebird by Attica LockeAnd Attica Locke went to rural Texas and revealed the deep seated vein of institutionalised racism in the United states in Bluebird Bluebird








Honourable mentions:

Under the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher

Too Easy by JM Green

Places in the Darkness by Chris Brookmyer

Corpselight by Angela Slatter


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