The Ned Kelly Awards recognise and celebrate the very best crime writing has to offer. See which Penguin Random House books have been shortlisted this year...
Crime & thriller lovers will be delighted to hear that the shortlist for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards has been announced. We’re excited to share that four of our brilliant Penguin Random House books (and authors!) have been recognised on the list.
How many of these heart-stopping shortlisted crime novels have you read?
Best True Crime
Banquet by Debi Marshall
Only one suspect has been charged and convicted for The Family Murders of Adelaide, the City of Corpses. Award-winning investigative journalist, Debi Marshall, interrogates these long-cold cases.
Best Debut Crime Fiction
Cutters End by Margaret Hickey
A scintillating crime thriller, set in the South Australian outback town of Cutters End. A mysterious death on New Year’s Eve 1989 leads to a shocking murder investigation 32 years later...
Best Crime Fiction
The Chase by Candice Fox
When more than 600 of the world’s most violent human beings pour out from Pronghorn Correctional Facility into the Nevada Desert, the biggest manhunt in US history begins. But for John Kradle, this is his one chance to prove his innocence, five years after the murder of his wife and child.
The Deep by Kyle Perry
A heart-stopping new thriller set on the rugged coast of Tasmania about family bonds and betrayals, and the hidden dangers that lurk in the deep…
We'll be on the edge of our seats not only reading these brilliant books but also waiting for the announcement of the winners, happening in August.
Best of luck to all our wonderful authors!
Banquet: The Untold Story of Adelaide's Family Murders Debi Marshall
Shortlisted for Best True Crime in the 2022 Ned Kelly AwardsBuy now
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