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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

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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

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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 The New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing is a national award for unpublished short-form crime writing.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

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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

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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

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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

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Shortlist for Sisters in Crime’s 15th Davitt Awards announced

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced its shortlist for its 15th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. Leading UK crime writer, Sophie Hannah, will present the awards at a gala dinner at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre at 7pm, Saturday 29 August. Prior to the presentations, she will discuss her own life in crime

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Out in time for Davitt Awards ceremony: Clan Destine Press e-book, Force and Fraud by Ellen Davitt

Clan Destine Press announces the ePublication of the historic crime novel, Force and Fraud by Ellen Davitt. Outback Australia in the mid-1800s When rich, domineering squatter Angus McAlpin is murdered, the obvious suspect is the penniless artist, Herbert Lindsey – who wants to marry his daughter, Flora. McAlpin may have proclaimed that Flora would marry Herbert

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Catch up on The Age article: Sisters in Crime hunting for junior writers with grisly tales to tell

Kate Nancarrow, the Education Editor, for Melbourne’s Age newspaper, has published an article about Allen & Unwin’s Youth Award in this year Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Entries are open in the 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Awards and organisers, Sisters in Crime, are looking for young female writers with a passion for murder and mystery to enter the

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