The Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women were announced 8 October as part of the SheKilda Convention. The Davitt is named to honour Ellen Davitt (1812-1879) who wrote Australia’s first mystery novel, Force and Fraud in 1865.The awards were presented by Shamini Flint, Singapore-based author of The Inspector Singh Investigates series.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 Davitt Awards
Children's and YA – A Girl Like Me by Penny Matthews
Adult Crime – Cold Justice by Katherine Howell (This is the first time the same author has won twice in this category.)
True Crime - Murderer No More by Colleen Egan
Readers Choice – The Old School by P.M. Newton