Author Q&As

Immersion into the murky waters of crime: Q&A with Sarah Bailey

Sarah Bailey talked to Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, about her debut novel The Dark Lake (Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2017)  Hello Sarah and congratulations on the very positive reviews you’ve been receiving. Your debut novel is being likened to Jane Harper’s successful first novel, The Dry. How are you feeling?

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Serial killers in the West and crime queens in the East: Q&A with Leigh Straw

Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Robyn Walton, spoke to WA author Leigh Straw about two of her recent books: Limestone (Kennedy and Boyd, Edinburgh, 2015) and The Worst Woman in Sydney: The Life and Crimes of Kate Leigh (NewSouth, Sydney, 2016) Hello Leigh. Shall we start by talking about your debut crime fiction novel, Limestone?

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Q&A with Mikaela Bley: A welcome addition to the Nordic Noir stable

Sisters in Crime National Co-convenor, Robyn Walton, spoke to Mikaela about her debut Swedish thriller, Lycke (Scribe Publications), which will be discussed at Sisters in Crime’s Nordic Noir event on 30 June in Melbourne. Hello Mikaela. Congratulations on your excellent sales figures and the many favourable reviews you’ve received for Lycke. Thank you so much!

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“A gun has only one answer.” Q&A with Candice Fox

Robyn Walton, National co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, spoke to Sydney-based author  Candice Fox about her latest book, Crimson Lake, (Bantam, 2017).  Hi Candice. Thanks for taking our questions. “A gun has only one answer.” That’s what your narrator, Ted, tells us in the first paragraph of Crimson Lake. The only company he’s had

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Making a hit with the Leone Scamarcio series: Q&A with Nadia Dalbuono

Robyn Walton, co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, interviewed Nadia Dalbuono, about her Leone Scamarcio series – The Few (2014), The American (2015), and The Hit (2016), all published by Scribe. Thanks for taking our questions, Nadia. Within three years you’ve produced three “Leone Scamarcio thrillers”, to borrow your publisher’s terminology. With a fourth Scamarcio

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Girl Waits with Gun, Woman Can Hardly Wait with Story –  Q&A with Amy Stewart

US crime author Amy Stewart spoke to Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, about her two historical crime novels –  Girl Waits with Gun, and Lady Cop Makes Trouble (Scribe). Robyn will also be in conversation with Amy on 3 March in South Melbourne (details below) Hello Amy. Thank you for making

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Deadly Descent: Q&A with Robin Bowles

Robyn Walton, co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, spoke to Robin about her new book, Into the Darkness: The Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk (Scribe). Robin, your book deals with real-life investigations that were accompanied by a lot of suspicion, puzzlement and apprehension. It’s up to you how much you want (or dare) to tell

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Murder’s historical tentacles: Q&A with Janice Simpson, author of Murder at Mt Martha

Q&A. Janice Simpson, author of Murder at Mt Martha (Hybrid Publishers, Melbourne, 2016) talks to Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Robyn Walton. Hi Janice. Your book gives us a fictionalised account of the events surrounding the violent killing of a 14-year-old girl south of Melbourne in 1953. As well, you cleverly develop a series of

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Hidden Depths with Tania Chandler

Q&A. Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, Robyn Walton, caught up with Tania Chandler about her second crime novel, Dead in the Water (Scribe, Melbourne, 2016, being launched at Readings Carlton on 13 October. Hi, Tania. Congratulations on having your first novel, Please Don’t Leave Me Here, shortlisted for the 2016 Davitt and Ned Kelly

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Getting iced with L A Larkin

Q&A. L A Larkin talks to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, about Devour (Constable, London, 2016), the first novel in her new Olivia Wolfe thriller series. Hello, L A and thanks for taking our questions. First, let’s get oriented with some “when and where” information. Then we can look at some of

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