Other News

A is for Arsenic: RN program about Agatha Christie & poison

A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie is a new book, exploring the science behind the poisons used in the novels of Agatha Christie. Over the course of her writing career, Christie killed-off over 300 of her characters. Some were drowned, others were stabbed, but the vast majority were poisoned. Arsenic, Cyanide, Hemlock and

Read more

The Lost Swimmer optioned by Film Art Media Pty Ltd

The Lost Swimmer, the debut novel by Sisters in Crime member, Ann Turner, has been optioned by Film Art Media Pty Ltd to be made into a film. Sue Maslin, the producer of the adaptation of Rosalie Ham’s, The Dressmaker , starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Liam Hemsworth, will produce, and Ann Turner will write the

Read more

Provocare: A New Digital Story Exploring Female Agency and Violence Against Women

Recently launched, ‘Provocare’ is a multimedia verse thriller created by Sisters in Crime member, Meg Vann, writer; Mez Breeze, interaction designer; and Donna Hancox, research lead for Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). It is the first work to be commissioned and produced for ‘Queensland Writers on the International Stage’, an Arts Queensland funded programme created

Read more

Lucy Sussex wins a 2015 Victorian Community History Award for Blockbuster

Lucy Sussex, a long-time member of Sisters in Crime, has won the History Publication Award for Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and the Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Text Publishing). The award is one of several Victorian Community History Awards presented in Melbourne on 19 October by the Public Record Office Victoria in partnership with the Royal

Read more

The Guardian: How Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries conquered America

Hooray!! It’s now official – Phyrne has won the hearts of America, as well as Australia, according to an article published in The Guardian on 14 October. Read on. With its sumptuous interiors, beautiful clothes and badass feminist heroine who is neither an ingenue nor matron, the Australian show has won a cult following Move

Read more

Full Results for the 2015 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

The New England Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the results of the 2015 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing. The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing is a national award for unpublished short-form crime writing. In its third year in 2015, the Prize attracted a strong field of entries from all over

Read more

Hear Caroline Overington Davitt (Non-Fiction) winner & others on women who kill

Three writers  joined Natasha Mitchell (RN Life Matters ) at the Sydney Writers’ Festival to discuss women who kill: Caroline Overington, who won the 2015 Davitt (Non-fiction) for Last Woman Hanged: The Terrible True Story of Louisa Collins, Kellinde Wrightson, author of The Notorious Frances Thwaites: The Story of the Brunswick Baby Farmer  and Xanthé

Read more

The Australian Women’s Weekly features the Davitts!

Last Woman Hanged takes out 2015’s Davitt Award The Australian Women’s Weekly’s Associate Editor, Caroline Overington, has taken out the top prize in the non-fiction category at this year’s Davitt Awards. The Australian Women’s Weekly’s associate editor Caroline Overington has won the 15th annual Davitt Award for non-fiction crime writing. Caroline, who is based in

Read more

Welcome to the Phryneverse – Paddy McCorry

Are you part of the growing phenomenon we call ‘fandom’, a term that refers to a subculture of fans who behave as if the object of their admiration is a real human being. The latest bit of fandom to hit crime lovers is the ‘Phryneverse’, based of course on the gorgeous Phryne Fisher.

Vale Ann Rule, pioneering true crime writer

Sisters in Crime mourns the death of Ann Rule whose book on serial killer Ted Bundy changed the face of true crime writing. William Grimes from the New York Times reported: Ann Rule 1931-2015 Ann Rule’s 1980 study of serial killer Ted Bundy, The Stranger Beside Me, set her on the road to writing dozens

Read more