Cry Blue Murder

Author(s): Kim Kane; Marion Roberts

Young Adult

Celia and Alice share everything ?their secrets, their hopes and now their increasing horror that a killer is on the loose, abducting schoolgirls just like them. Three bodies have been found, each shrouded in hand-woven fabric. From within the depths of a police investigation, clues start to emerge. As Alice and Celia discover the truth, danger is closer than anyone knows. Who can be trusted at a time like this? Cry Blue Murder is a haunting and poignant psychological thriller that pushes the boundaries of trust and betrayal, from two exciting new voices in Australian young adult fiction.


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Shortlisted, 2014 Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards - Best Young Adult Novel

Shortlisted, 2014 CBCA Clayton’s Award 

Highly Commended, 2014 WA Premier’s Book Awards - Writing for Young Adults 

Shortlisted, 2013 Inky Inside A Dog Awards

‘Thomas Harris meets John Marsden in this taut YA psychological thriller about friendship and trust. For fans of realist horror and true crime … this cautionary suburban thriller delivers the chills.’ Bookseller Publisher

‘A powerful and confronting book, one that forced me to question my assumptions and beliefs. Cry Blue Murder is an important cautionary and psychological tale that is highly recommended for ages 13 and up.’ Readings Malvern

‘I was completely captivated by this wonderful collaboration and could literally not put it down until I had finished it. Cry Blue Murder is a riveting, exciting and chilling young adult novel.’ Books in Print

‘It packs a punch from the first page to the tense unfolding of the haunting finale.’ Herald Sun

Kim Kane

Kim Kane was born in London in a bed bequeathed by Wordsworth to . . . ‘a writer, a painter or a poet.’ Despite this auspicious beginning, she went on to practise law. 

Kim's picture book Family Forest was shortlisted for the 2011 Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Awards. The Vegetable Ark was a 2011 CBCA Notable Book in two categories. Kim's first novel, Pip: the story of Olive, won the 2008 Barbara Ramsden Award and was shortlisted for the 2009 Australian Book Industry Awards and the Speech Pathology Australian awards.

Kim lives with her family in Melbourne. She writes whenever and wherever she can.

Marion Roberts 

Marion Roberts always wanted to be a fashion designer, but she studied science, alternative medicine, psychotherapy, and psychology instead. She also worked as a chef and taught people how to cook. 

Marion started writing because she wanted a job she could do in her pajamas. Also, her friends kept saying her emails were too long, and she needed to find another place to put her stories. 

She was born in Melbourne, which has always been her hometown. Marion's first book featuring the irrepressible Sunny Hathaway, Sunny Side Up, was published in 2008. 

General Fields

  • : 9780702239267
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : University of Queensland Press
  • : April 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kim Kane; Marion Roberts
  • : Paperback
  • : 513
  • : 823.4
  • : 224