Author Q&As

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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You can run but can you hide? Q&A with S. J. Morgan

Adelaide author S. J. Morgan spoke to Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, about her debut crime novel, Hide (MidnightSun Publishing).  Hello, S. J., and congratulations on the publication of your first novel for adult readers. Hi Robyn – and thanks for inviting me to answer some questions about Hide for the Sisters in Crime

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Forensic examination of a country town?* Q&A with Carmel Bird

Robyn Walton, the Vice-President of Sisters in Crime Australia, spoke to Carmel Bird , about her latest novel, Field of Poppies (Transit Lounge, 2019). Carmel was the 2016 winner of the Patrick White Literary Award and is the author of an unconventional crime story merging fictionalised and real-life anxieties. First, Carmel, I’m going to ask

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Sins of the past: Q&A with Ashley Kalagian Blunt

Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, spoke to Sydney author Ashley Kalagian Blunt, about her book My Name is Revenge (Spineless Wonders). Welcome to our Q&A, Ashley, and belated congratulations: your novella My Name is Revenge) was one of two runners-up in the 2018 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2019

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42 volumes of evidence nailed an horrific murderer: Q&A with Ava Benny-Morrison

Crime reporter, Ava Benny-Morrison, spoke to Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, about her debut book, The Lost Girls (ABC Books, 2019).  Ava, thanks for taking time out from your crime reporting to tell us about your investigation. Before we go to questions, I’m going to give a trigger warning. Your book is about heinous

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The joys of writing a courtesan sleuth: Q&A with M.J. Tjia

Brisbane author M.J. Tjia talks to Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, Robyn Walton, about her books She Be Damned (Pantera, 2017) and A Necessary Murder (Pantera, 2018) Hello, M.J. Sisters in Crime Australia got to know you in 2017 when you won the History and Mystery category in our annual short story competition, the Scarlet Stiletto Awards.

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