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Serialised suspense romance, Lethal in Love, starts July 15

On July 15, Penguin Random House begins publishing Lethal in Love, a six-part serialised suspense romance e-book by Michelle Somers, with subsequent episodes released fortnightly after that. The book is available for pre-order so if you order all in advance each episode will download directly to your device on publication. Click here. Sandi Wallace interviewed Michelle

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Simon & Schuster debut book deal for Scarlet Stiletto winner, Aoife Clifford

Congratulations to Scarlet Stiletto winner Aoife Clifford (above at the 2013 Awards’ ceremony) has her debut novel coming out next year with Simon & Schuster in Australia and then in the UK. Aoife won the top Scarlet Stiletto Award in 2007, came second in 2009 and has won numerous other category awards. She also won

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Read the 2014 winning ‘Body in the Library’ Scarlet Stiletto Awards stories

Melbourne’s Athenaeum Library, which has sponsored the ‘body in the library’ prizes in Sisters in Crime’s annual Scarlet Stiletto Award short story competition for the past three years, has published the winning stories from 2014 in e-book format: Winning story: Natalie Conyer – The Book Club             read it here!

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Record $9350 on offer for the 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime Short Story Competition

Every Cloud Productions, the producers of the internationally-acclaimed crime drama,Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, has just added another feather to its cloche: sponsorship of the $1500 first prize in the 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Awards, Sisters in Crime Australia’s annual short story competition. Fiona Eagger, who producesMiss Fisher’s Murder Mysterieswith Every Cloud’s co-founder Deb Cox, said that

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BuzzFeed: 18 Reasons Phryne Fisher Is The Badass TV Detective You Need In Your Life

According to Adam Davis from BuzzFeed, Phryne Fisher is a flawless human being who must be celebrated endlessly. It’s not often we run male opinion pieces on the Sisters in Crime website, but Adam does put forward 18 compelling arguments as to why we should all love Phryne and the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, based on

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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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