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Crime novel by St Kilda writer wins $15,000 prize

Sisters in Crime offers its warmest congratulations to St Kilda author Jane Harper who has won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Harper took out the $15,000 prize for her crime novel, The Dry, set in rural Australia. The Age reported the judges saying that Harper “weaves together themes about belonging, loyalty

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A record 96 crime books to shoot out for Sisters in Crime’s 15th Davitt Awards

Davitt judges’ wrangler, Jacqui Horwood, said that there had been an explosion of women’s crime writing over the past 15 years. Hannah Kent won the 2104 Davitt (Readers’ Choice) for Burial Rites “When the Davitt Awards were set up back in 2001, there were only seven books competing , though admittedly non-fiction crime books weren’t

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Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries to be a movie filmed in the UK

Submitted by Carmel on 9 May 2015 – 4:10pm The first episode Series 3 of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries screened on ABC1 on 8 May. The series is based on the novels by founding Sisters in Crime member, Kerry Greenwood, and has a huge following amongst Sisters in Crime members.  The even better news is

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New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

Submitted by Carmel on 3 May 2015 – 5:01pm New England Writers Centre is proud to announce an exciting new national literary award, the New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing The prize is for unpublished short-form crime writing in three categories: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. It has been inspired not only by New England’s

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Vale Ruth Rendell

Submitted by Carmel on 3 May 2015 – 5:22pm UK crime writer Ruth Rendell, creator of the Inspector Wexford series, has died at the age of 85, following a stroke in January. Rendell, who also wrote psychological thrillers under the name of Barbara Vine, was the author of more than 60 novels. Her rival and

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Mayday! Entries for the Davitts women’s crime book competition close May 1

Submitted by Carmel on 24 April 2015 – 6:58pm Publishers have to Friday May 1 to enter Sisters in Crime Australia’s 15th Davitt Awards for the best crime and mystery books by Australian women. Honey Brown – 2014 Davitt (Best Novel) winner Six Davitt Awards will be presented at gala dinner in Melbourne on Saturday

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Lifetime Membership Awards presented to Vivienne Colmer, Robin Bowles and Phyllis King

Submitted by Carmel on 24 April 2015 – 7:11pm Sisters in Crime Australia has presented its first Lifetime Membership Awards –  to Vivienne Colmer and Robin Bowles on 13 March and to Phyllis King on 17 April. Each recipient received a red Sisters in Crime Lifetime Membership card and a framed pulp-style book cover designed by

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Bring out the beads! Festival of Phryne

Submitted by Carmel on 17 April 2015 – 5:13pm Series 3 of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries starts 8.30pm Friday 8 May on ABC1 – and it’s part of a much wider Festival of Phryne. Hooray! Returning to Rippon Lea House & Gardens in Melbourne on Friday 1 May is with a major new exhibition featuring

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Launch of Ellie Marney’s, Every Move

Submitted by Carmel on 15 February 2015 – 2:22pm Sisters in Crime members and supporters are warmly welcomed to the launch of Ellie Marney’s, Every Move, the 3rd (and final) book in her Every Young Adult crime series – 6-8pm Monday 16 March – Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton Adele Walsh, the Program Coordinator

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Phryne Fisher and Other Fantasies: The Female Detective in History

Submitted by Carmel on 15 February 2015 – 2:46pm The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) is offering a 10% discount to Sisters in Crime members to attend its inaugural conference at Balmain Town Hall in Sydney on 21-22  March. It is also offering the opportunity to submit an academic paper to a special edition of

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