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Jane Harper wins Britain’s top crime-writing award

October 28, 2017

Jane Harper has had international recognition with THE DRY winning Gold at the Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers last night in London, UK. The Gold Dagger is a prestigious award, given to the best crime novel of the year. Jane is the third Australian author to win.

The CWA Daggers have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over fifty years. These prestigious awards started in 1955, less than two years after the Association was founded.

It’s amazing (but not surprising) to see The Dry continuing to make an impact worldwide – well done Jane!

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.

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