Submitted by David Whish-Wilson on Tue, 02/06/2015 – 10:57

A big thanks to the judges of the Patricia Hackett Prize for awarding it to ‘The Cook’ this year. Some of the alumni are enough to make me blush – Kim Scott, Bruce Dawe, Michael Wilding, Terri-ann White, Peter Porter, Joan London, Marion Halligan. And more recently, my colleague and friends Deborah Hunn and Laurie Steed. It’s great to see a genre crime story on the list of winners. Thanks to Andrew Nette and Crime Factory for allowing me to reproduce the story, which can be found here –