The Australian Crime Writers Association received 135 entries for the 2022 Ned Kelly Awards, in another strong year of crime writing. The entries were narrowed to a shortlist of 19 books, across the four award categories: Best Crime Fiction, Best True Crime, Best Debut Crime Fiction, and Best International Crime Fiction published in Australia.
Two shortlists appear below with the winners highlighted. Those marked with * have been reviewed in these pages.
BEST CRIME FICTION
The Enemy Within – Tim Ayliffe.
The Others – Mark Brandi *
You had it Coming – BM Carroll.
The Chase – Candice Fox.
Kill Your Brother – Jack Heath *
The Family Doctor – Debra Oswald.
The Deep – Kyle Perry.
BEST DEBUT CRIME FICTION
Sweet Jimmy – Bryan Brown *
Shadow Over Edmund Street – Suzanne Frankham.
Cutters End – Margaret Hickey.
Banjawarn – Josh Kemp *
To see the full shortlists and the winners, click here.