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Best Crime Short Story
or The Scarlet Stiletto; or 1st Prize
Subcategory of Scarlet Stiletto Awards
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Winners

2019 winner Blanche Clark for ‘At Length I Would Be Avenged’
2016 winner Cooking up a Murder Jenny Blackford , 2017 single work short story crime
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 82-96)
2015 winner Ellen Vickerman Won the Clan Destine Press Award for Best Cross Genre Story for 'Airborne'.
2015 winner Kath Harper Won the The Kerry Greenwood Malice Domestic Award for 'Hitting the Roof'.
2015 winner Amanda Coleman Won the theAllen & Unwin Young Writer’s Award for 'Mental Blank'.
2015 winner Jennifer Spence Won The Athenaeum Library’s Body in the Library Prize for 'Caught on Camera'.
2014 winner Jude Bridge

For 'Amy's Sandal'.

2013 winner Candice Graham for 'The Bunyip's Last Wish'.
2007 winner Kill-Dead-Garten Aoife Clifford , 2007 single work short story crime
— Appears in: Scarlet Stiletto : The Second Cut 2011; (p. 7-19)
2006 winner Mrs Wilcox's Milk Saucepan Roxxy Bent , 2006 single work short story crime
— Appears in: Scarlet Stiletto : The First Cut : Award-Winning Thrillers from Sisters in Crime Australia 2007; (p. 147-163)
2005 winner Dust Devils Julie Waight , 2005 single work short story crime
— Appears in: Sisters in Crime Australia 1998-; Scarlet Stiletto : The First Cut : Award-Winning Thrillers from Sisters in Crime Australia 2007; (p. 1-13)
A humorous story where dust is the weapon of choice.
2003 winner Slasher's Return Jacqui Horwood , 2003 single work short story crime
— Appears in: Sisters in Crime Australia 1998-; Scarlet Stiletto : The First Cut : Award-Winning Thrillers from Sisters in Crime Australia 2007; (p. 41-54)
2002 winner Pecking Order Roxxy Bent , 2007 single work short story crime
— Appears in: Scarlet Stiletto : The First Cut : Award-Winning Thrillers from Sisters in Crime Australia 2007; (p. 109-127)
2001 winner Birthing the Demons Josephine Pennicott , 2002 single work short story
— Appears in: Crime Factory , no. 6 2002; (p. 24-27) Scarlet Stiletto : The First Cut : Award-Winning Thrillers from Sisters in Crime Australia 2007; (p. 71-79)
2000 winner Dead Woman in the Water Janis Spehr , 2001 single work short story crime
— Appears in: Crime Factory , no. 1 2001; (p. 33-37) Scarlet Stiletto : The First Cut : Award-Winning Thrillers from Sisters in Crime Australia 2007; (p. 331-346)
1995 winner The Testosterone Club Cate Kennedy , 2006 single work short story
— Appears in: Dark Roots 2006; (p. 65-76)
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