Davitt Award

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Davitt Awards
Awarded for Excellence in Australian crime fiction, adult and young adult
Country Australia
Presented by Sisters in Crime Australia
First awarded 2001
Official website http://www.sistersincrime.org.au/node/2

The Davitt Awards (named in honour of Ellen Davitt (1812-1879) who wrote Australia's first mystery novel, Force and Fraud in 1865) are presented annually by the Sisters in Crime Australia association. The awards are presented for Australian crime fiction, by women, for both adults and young adults. They were established in 2001 to mark the 10th anniversary of the association.

Categories[edit]

  • Best Adult Novel
  • Best Young Adult Novel
  • True Crime
  • Debut Crime
  • Readers' Choice

Previous winners[edit]

Year Best Adult Novel Best Young Adult Novel True Crime Debut Novel Readers' Choice
2001 Eye to Eye by Caroline Shaw
2002 A Simple Death by Carolyn Morwood Three-Pronged Dagger by Kerry Greenwood Bleeding Hearts by Lindy Cameron
2003 (tie) Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing by Gabrielle Lord
Blood Redemption by Alex Palmer
Fireworks and Darkness by Natalie Jane Prior Skin Deep by Cathy Cole
2004 Due Preparations for the Plague by Janette Turner Hospital Muck-Up Day by Ruth Starke Thicker Than Water by Lindy Cameron
2005 Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox Devastation Road by Joanna Baker Peepshow by Leigh Redhead
2006 The Butterfly Man by Heather Rose Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks (tie) Heavenly Pleasures by Kerry Greenwood
Rubdown by Leigh Redhead
2007 Undertow by Sydney Bauer The Betrayal of Bindy Mackenzie by Jaclyn Moriarty Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage by Karen Kissane (tie) Devil's Food by Kerry Greenwood
Silent Death: The Killing of Julie Ramage by Karen Kissane
2008 Frantic by Katherine Howell The Night Has a Thousand Eyes by Mandy Sayer Killing Jodie by Janet Fife-Yeomans Scarlet Stiletto - The First Cut by Lindy Cameron
2009 A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island by Chloe Hooper The Darkest Hour by Katherine Howell
2010 Sharp Shooter by Marianne Delacourt Liar by Justine Larbalestier Lady Killer by Ellen Connolly and Candace Sutton Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood
2011 Cold Justice by Katherine Howell A Girl Like Me by Penny Matthews Murderer No More by Colleen Egan The Old School by P.M. Newton
2012 A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentill Surface Tension by Meg McKinlay Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science by Liz Porter Beyond Fear by Jaye Ford (tie) The Brotherhood by YA Erskine; and Beyond Fear by Jaye Ford

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