The Davitt Awards 2020 Longlists

We are delighted to announce that several of our authors have been longlisted across five categories for this year's Davitt Awards!

The longlisted books and authors include:

Adult Crime Fiction:

  • Where the Dead Go by Sarah Bailey
  • Lawson’s Bend by Nicole Hurley-Moore
  • Unforgiving City by Maggie Joel
  • Starting From Now by Fleur McDonald
  • Without a Doubt by Fleur McDonald
  • Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern
  • Life Before by Carmel Reilly
  • Bruny by Heather Rose


Debut Crime Fiction:

  • Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern
  • Life Before by Carmel Reilly


Young Adult Crime Fiction:

  • When the Ground is Hard by Malla Nunn
  • Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte


Children’s Crime Fiction:

  • Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery by Renee Treml


True Crime:

  • Fallen by Lucie Morris-Marr

 

The shortlists will be announced in early July.

The rest of the longlists and more information can be found here.

 

 

Sherlock Bones and the Natural History Mystery

by Renee Treml

A hilariously funny, action-packed mystery, starring the intrepid Sherlock Bones.

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The Race for the Red Dragon: Children of the Dragon 2

by Rebecca Lim

The Race for the Red Dragon is the thrilling second book in the action-packed Children of the Dragon series.

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Four Dead Queens

by Astrid Scholte

A thrilling debut YA fantasy novel for fans of Red Queen and Three Dark Crowns.

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When the Ground is Hard

by Malla Nunn

This CBCA short-listed book is a stunning and heartrending mystery set in a Swaziland boarding school about two girls of different castes who bond over a shared copy of Jane Eyre.

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Starting From Now

by Fleur McDonald

A suspenseful novel of rural life and real country issues from our genuine Voice of the Outback, author of the bestselling Where the River Runs.

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Life Before

by Carmel Reilly

Suspense and family secrets surround a pair of estranged siblings in a compelling debut thriller.

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Where the Dead Go

by Sarah Bailey

Four years after the events of Into the Night, DS Gemma Woodstock is on the trail of a missing girl in a small coastal town.

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Lawson's Bend

by Nicole Hurley-Moore

The stunning new romantic suspense novel from best-selling author Nicole Hurley-Moore.

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Without a Doubt

by Fleur McDonald

Detective Dave Burrows finds himself on the wrong side of the law as he searches for the link between a murdered man and illegal stock trading in this suspenseful rural crime novel.

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Bruny

by Heather Rose

The brilliant and explosive new novel from the author of the award-winning The Museum of Modern Love.

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The Unforgiving City

by Maggie Joel

Secrets and lies throw three lives into chaos in the last days of the nineteenth century.

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Six Minutes

by Petronella McGovern

An unputdownable thriller for fans of Liane Moriarty and Caroline Overington. If you were gripped watching The Cry, you'll be hooked on Six Minutes.

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Fallen

by Lucie Morris-Marr

The dramatic story of the trial of 'God's treasurer' for child sex abuse, and the conviction that sent ripples around the world.

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