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The Australian Women Writers’ Challenge: Crime Appeal

The Australian Women Writers’ (AWW) Challenge was set up to help overcome gender bias in the reviewing of books by Australian women. The challenge encourages avid readers and book bloggers, male and female, living in or outside Australia, to read and review books by Australian women throughout the year. You don’t have to be a writer

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Another Stella performance by Heather Rose

Congratulations to Heather Rose who won the Stella Prize and $50,000 on 18  April. Heather won Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for best adult novel in 2006 with The Butterfly Man (University of Queensland Press). It was based on a fictional Lord Lucan ending up in Tasmania. The ending brought many to tears. Click here to

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Footy, feminism and Phryne Her Place: Women in the West exhibition has it all

Lawyer-turned-writer Kerry Greenwood is of one ten women featured in the Her Place: Women in the West exhibition running at VU at MetroWest Gallery which runs until 31 March. One of Australia’s most prolific and successful writers, Greenwood grew up in Footscray, daughter of a father who was a wharfie as well as a storyteller and

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Watch out for Newton’s Law

Sisters in Crime was delighted to be invited to attend the launch on Sunday of the new ABC drama, Newton’s Law, which starts on Thursday 9 February and runs for the next eight weeks (repeated Saturdays 10.30pm and Tuesdays 1pm). Described as the ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ of legal dramas, it follows Josephine Newton (Claudia Karvan) as

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Never, never, ever say your book can’t debut as No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list

Never Never by Sydney Sister in Crime member, Candice Fox, and James Patterson’s debuted at #1 on the New York Times Print Hardcover Best Sellers List and the Combined Print & E-Book Best Sellers List for the week commencing 5 February. Released in Australia in August 2016, Never Never sees Sydney detective Harriet ‘Harry’ Blue

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Australian women crime writers taking Hollywood by storm

Rosemary Neill reports in The Australian Weekend Review 24-25 December 2016 on how Australian women crime writers are all the rage in Hollywood. Oz writers hot in Hollywood: Moriarty, Brierley, Snoekstra A scene from HBO’s Big Litlle Lies, based on Liane Moriarty’s nove “It is kind of like a second coming; a bit of a frenzy goes on in

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Fallen Angel: Phoebe Handsjuk

Robyn Walton reports on an event with Robin Bowles where she discussed her latest crime book, Into the Darkness: The Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk (Scribe, October 2016). The book was launched by Susanna Lobez at SheKilda3. Robin Bowles, a long-time Sisters in Crime member, has been researching and writing about mysterious deaths and disturbing crimes

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Six Scarlet Stiletto e-books launched!

One of the highlights of SheKilda3 was the launch of six e-book collections of winning Scarlet Stiletto stories by Clan Destine Press, 2011-2016. Author and 2011 Scarlet Stiletto winner, Angela Savage, did the honours. Here’s what she had to say To help celebrate 25 years of Sisters in Crime, it’s my pleasure today to launch

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Vale Frances Sutherland

Frances Sutherland, winner of the  Kerry Greenwood Malice Domestic Award in the 2014 Scarlet Stiletto Awards for her story Murder On A Triple Score, has died. (Frances is pictured with Marta Dusseldorp (r).) Sutherland, who lived in Surrey Hills in Melbourne, was a psychologist who worked in disability and aged care services. She succumbed to

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Murder at the Town Hall

All SheKilda3 convention-goers had the opportunity to exercise their creativity by writing the best opening paragraph for a murder mystery story inspired by the ‘body’ and clues in the St Kilda Town Hall Foyer. Prizes were to die for – a bag of crime books donated by Sisters in Crime plus a tea towel and

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