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THE DRY has multiple wins at the 2017 Davitt Awards

August 27, 2017

Jane Harper’s debut novel THE DRY has won Best Adult Novel at the 2017 Davitt Awards for crime books by Australian women, presented by Sisters in Crime.

The Dry also picked up the Readers’ Choice Award.

This double whammy is hugely exciting, we’re proud of Jane and her amazing debut novel!

Sisters in Crime Australia launched the Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women to provide some much needed – and overdue – recognition for Australian women crime writers.

The judging panel for 2017 comprises Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Michaela Lobb; former convenors Jacqui Horwood, Maggie Baron and Sylvia Loader; forensic specialist Debbie Stephen; and Readings Bookshop bookseller and writer, Deborah Crabtree.

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Image Credit: Sisters in Crime Australia

About THE DRY:


It hasn’t rained in Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the farming community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are discovered shot to death on their property. Everyone assumes Luke Hadler committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son.

Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to his hometown for the funerals and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and his childhood friend Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke’s death threatens to unearth.

Get your copy of The Dry here.

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