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June 2021

Sisters in Crime NSW investigate: Nina Young and Tanya Bretherton – True Crime, what is it, why write it, why read it?

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road
Glebe, NSW 2037 Australia
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Free – $12

Sisters in Crime NSW offers you the opportunity to explore two very different types of true crime writing with authors Nina Young and Tanya Bretherton. Journalist and daughter Nina and her mother Denise Young courageously relate their very personal journeys in their dual memoir My Father the Murderer (Penguin), while in The Husband Poisoner (Hachette), award winning true crime researcher and author Tanya Bretherton, investigates a post World War II crime wave of wives using rat poison to kill their husbands, and others. Both of of these true…

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July 2021

Rescheduled: Body in the Library: readings and 28th Scarlet Stiletto Awards launch

July 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Athenaeum Library, Level 1, 188 Collins Street,
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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$10 – $15

Rescheduled due to Covid restrictions: This year, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards offer $11,910 in prize money for the best crime or mystery short stories. Since 2012, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library has sponsored the ‘Body in the Library’ Award, offering a $1250 prize to the winner and $750 to the runner-up. This partnership has seen the number of entries grow each year, clearly a prize worth killing for. The ‘Body in the Library’ Award honours Agatha Christie and her pioneering 1942…

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How to get away with murder

July 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rising Sun Hotel, 2 Raglan St
South Melbourne, Vic 3205 Australia
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$10 – $22

We investigate murder within crime literature and take a humorous stab at revealing what works – and what doesn’t – when it comes to making a killing. The advantages – and disadvantages – of poison, bullets, a push off a tall building or cliff, or the Strangers on a Train scenario will all go under the deadly scrutiny of authors Vikki Petraitis, Karina Kilmore, Narrelle M Harris and Ilsa Evans.   The panel host, author and podcaster Vikki Petraitis, has…

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The past is never dead: Kingston Libraries mystery and mayhem month

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kingston Arts Centre, 979 Nepean Highway
Moorabbin, Vic 3189 Australia
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Hauntingly, events of the past can often infiltrate the here-and-now with fatal consequences. Kingston Libraries and Sisters in Crime present newly-minted Melbourne crime novelists Amy Suiter Clarke, Suzanne Frankham and Ruth McIvor as they talk to award-winning author Leigh Redhead about such events that refuse to stay dead and buried.   Amy  Suiter Clarke hails from Minnesota where she has set her nail-biting debut novel, Girl, 11 (Text Publishing). Elle Castillo once trained as a social worker, supporting young victims…

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