The Ninth Cut
edited by Phyllis King
Award-winning crime stories from the 2017 Scarlet Stiletto Awards held by Sisters in Crime Australia.
A superb collection of page-turning crime and mystery stories in which fabulous female protagonists solve – and sometimes perpetrate – all kinds of crimes.
It is a thrilling mixture of surprising and chilling tales featuring amateur sleuths, journalists, writers, spies, cops, librarians, crooks and killers.
These 13 award-winning stories will have you on the edge of your seat, will chill your blood and sometimes make you laugh out loud.
The categories and winners are:
FIRST Prize and Scarlet Stiletto Shoe: Rowena Harding-Smith
SECOND Prize & Best Film Idea: Lucy Kiff
THIRD Prize: Katie Mills
Body in the Library Prize: Narrelle M Harris
Body in the Library runner-up: Natalie Conyer
Malice Domestic: Maryanne Ross
Mystery with History: M J Tjia
Cross Genre: Christine Tondorf
Romantic Suspense: Julie Alavoine
Financial Crime: Rachel Smith
Disabled Protagonist: Suzanne Frankham
Great Film Idea: Lucy Kiff
Young Writer’s Prize: Ellen Vickerman