Her novel is one of 49 on the longlist for the 2012 Davitt Awards, presented by the Sisters in Crime Australia for the best crime books by Australian women published in 2011. The Davitts will be presented at a ceremony in Melbourne on 1 September.
The Sixth Key is also on the longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards for crimewriting. Nominated in the Best Fiction category, the award recognises the best Australia crime fiction. Also nominated are Honey Brown for After the Darkness, Jaye Ford for Scared Yet? and Miranda Darling for Siren's Sting.