Author Q&As

Flooded Florence: Q&A with Kirsten McKenzie

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to New Zealand author, Kirsten McKenzie, about her crime novel set during a 1966 flood in Florence, The Forger and the Thief (Squabbling Sparrows Press).   What an intriguing book, Kirsten. A dramatic moment in modern history, crimes small and large, and an unusual narrative structure. Will you tell

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May break my bones: Q&A with Katherine Firkin

Melbourne crime writer Katherine Firkin  spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime Australia’s Vice-President, about her debut police procedural, Sticks and Stones (Bantam Australia, Penguin Books Australia). ________________________________________________________ Hi Katherine. Congratulations on your debut novel, Sticks and Stones. First a few questions that may give guidance to would-be crime authors. Sticks and Stones has been

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More than surviving: Q&A with Jane Harper

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, talks to best-selling author, Jane Harper, about her latest novel, The Survivors (Pan Macmillan). Welcome to our website Q&A, Jane, and congratulations on the publication of your fourth novel. Before we discuss The Survivors, can you update us about the film of your debut novel, The Dry? I’m delighted

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Thrills from North America: Q&A with Robyn Harding

Canadian writer, Robyn Harding, explores her psychological thrillers with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice President. Hello and welcome to a fellow Robyn. I’m hoping our chat will introduce you and your four psychological thrillers to Australian crime fiction fans who haven’t encountered you before now. Thank you so much for having me here! First,

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Writing short, writing long:  Q &A with Sandi Wallace

Mt Dandenong writer Sandi Wallace explores the different challenges  of writing short stories and novels with Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton – and gives lots of hot tips for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards.  Hi Sandi. In our annual Scarlet Stiletto short story competition, you’ve been a standout entrant over the years, with wins in

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From the short story to the book: Q&A with Fin J. Ross

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, spoke to Fin J. Ross about her experience of writing for the Scarlet Stiletto Awards and her just published historical mystery novel, Billings Better Bookstore and Brasserie (Clan Destine Press).  Fin, you’re the author of award-winning short stories, two non-fiction crime anthologies, a fantasy tale, and a historical novel,

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Indian mystery with Perveen Mistry: Q&A with Sujata Massey

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to US author Sujata Massey about her new series about a pioneering Indian woman lawyer, A Murder at Malabar Hill (Allen &Unwin, 2019) and The Satapur Moonstone (Allen &Unwin, 2020). Welcome to Sisters in Crime, Sujata. Hi Robyn, thanks for inviting me. It’s exciting to connect with Australian

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A crime novel for the pandemic? Q&A with Susan Hurley

Robyn Walton, Vice-President of Sisters in Crime Australia, talks to Dr Susan Hurley, about her amazingly topical novel, Eight Lives (Affirm Press, 2019), and the science that underpins it. So, Susan, in Eight Lives the US government stockpiles 30 million doses of Pandaid, a treatment for a pandemic virus, at a cost of $1.5 billion

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Menu for Murder: Q&A with Livia Day

Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, spoke to Livia Day about Keep Calm and Kill the Chef (Twelfth Planet Press, 2019), the third novel in her culinary crime series set in Hobart. Hi Livia. So culinary crime is a thing. And it’s been around for a while. Can you give us some potted intel? I

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The murky world of crime: Q&A with Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont spoke to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President about her true crime book, Dead Man Walking (Vintage, 2019).  Kate, thank you for your outstanding, Walkley Award winning investigative journalism. And congratulations on your AM, awarded on Australia Day 2020. Your latest book, Dead Man Walking, is about career criminals. We learn how one of

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