Author Q&As

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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Mad, bad and dangerous to know – Q&A with Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Q&A. Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, Robyn Walton,spoke to Laura Elizabeth Woollett about The Love of a Bad Man (Scribe, Melbourne and London, 2016), her collection of twelve short pieces recreating real-life crimes from recent history. In each one a woman gives her account of becoming deeply involved with a man drawn to vicious

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Crime with a ‘Mid-West’ Gothic edge: Q&A with Tiffany McDaniel

Q&A. Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, quizzed US author Tiffany McDaniel about her new novel, The Summer that Melted Everything (Scribe, Melbourne, 2016). Hi Tiffany. Congratulations on the publication of your extraordinary novel. As our website readers are fans of crime fiction, I’m going to direct our email conversation towards the

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Tinder dry fiction: Q&A with Jane Harper

Q&A. Jane Harper has had a meteoric rise as a crime novelist. Last year, she won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and, The Dry, her first novel, was published by Pan Macmillan in June. Rights have already been sold to over twenty territories and it has been optioned for a film

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Chiller Thriller: Q&A with Ann Turner

Q&A. Ann Turner, author of Out of the Ice (Simon & Schuster) tells Robyn Walton, a Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, what makes her Antarctic thriller so chilling. Hi Ann. There’s a lot going on in your second novel, Out of the Ice, and a number of wide-ranging, serious issues are raised. I can’t

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Lucky Me! Q&A with Saba Kapur

Q&A. National Co-convenor Robyn Walton talked to Saba Kapur, author of Lucky Me (Amberjack Publishing, New York, 2016). Lucky Me is a crime mystery for Young Adult readers and a debut novel for Saba, a Melbourne university student. It was launched at Readings bookstore in Hawthorn Melbourne in June 2016. Hi Saba. Let’s look at the

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