The Davitt Awards 2020 Shortlists

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

The shortlisted books and authors include:

Adult Crime Fiction:

  • 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
  • Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte


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 winners will be announced in late September.

The rest of the shortlists 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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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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Life Before

by Carmel Reilly

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

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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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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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