CROSSING THE LINES by Sulari Gentill Wins Best Crime Novel at the Ned Kelly Awards
Crossing the Lines by Sulari Gentill has won Best Crime Novel at the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards. The oldest and most prestigious awards, issued by the Australian Crime Writers Association, celebrate the best of Australian crime fiction and true crime fiction.
The judges described Crossing the Lines as: “An intricate dance of mystery and psychological suspense that blurs the lines between real and the fictional, sanity and insanity, obsession and love.”
Sulari Gentill was previously shortlisted for a Ned Kelly Award in 2015 for her novel A Murder Unmentioned, the sixth book in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries. She has also won a Davitt Award for the series.
“In many ways, Crossing the Lines is my love letter to writing, my homage to a writer’s life, with all its highs and lows. The Ned Kelly Award is very definitely a high. I could not be more delighted and grateful to all those who took a chance on this book,” said Sulari Gentill.
Alison Green, CEO of Pantera Press, said, “A Few Right Thinking Men, the first book in the Rowland Sinclair series, was also the first book Pantera Press ever published, so Sulari holds a special place in our hearts. We are truly delighted that she has been recognised for the talented Australian writer she is, and we’re excited to showcase Sulari to her growing fanbase of international readers.”