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Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival announced

MURDER SHE WROTE HUON VALLEY, 31 October to 5 November 2019 A NEW TASMANIAN WRITERS FESTIVAL INSPIRED BY AGATHA CHRISTIE “Incredibly beautiful Hobart, with its deep blue sea and harbour, and its flowers, trees and shrubs. I planned to come back and live there one day.” Agatha Christie “In honour of the Queen of the

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New cover revealed for Livia Day’s, A Trifle Dead

Ahead of the launch of the next volume of Livia Day’s Cafe La Femme series, Keep Calm and Kill the Chef, Twelfth Planet Press has redesigned the covers for the whole series. Sisters in Crime has agreed to do the first cover ‘reveal’. It was shortlisted for Best Debut Book in the Davitt Awards. About

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A Gong for Sigi

Congratulations to Sigrid Thornton who was awarded an AO in this week’s Queen’s Birthday Awards. Sigi has been a great supporter of Sisters in Crime. Back in the nineties, she spoke to an event about her role in Whipping Boy (1996) where she played a female lawyer heads a government taskforce investigating a suspected paedophile

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Get a taste of the 2019 Williamstown Literary Festival – The ‘anti true-crime podcast’ with Claire Halliday

Claire Halliday, journalist and author, talks to Tara Mitchell, Sisters in Crime National Convenor, about her new podcast and upcoming True Crime Panel at the Williamstown Literary Festival, Saturday June 15.   You’re launching a new podcast later in 2019, which is connected to one of Australia’s most infamous unsolved crimes, the disappearance of the

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Ellen Davitt reincarnated at Geelong Cemetery

Sisters in Crime is thrilled to discover that Geelong Cemeteries Trust has created a unique walking tour of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery, called History Alive, which features Ellen Davitt, author of Australia’s first full-length mystery novel, Force and Fraud, in 1865. Visitors are guided around by actors playing the parts of ‘residents’ of the cemetery,

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Crime across the ditch: Lucy Sussex reports on Rotorua Noir

New Zealand is a country of firsts, and Rotorua Noir was its debut crime fiction convention, held over the Australia Day weekend, 2019. The venue, appropriately the Shambles Theatre, was small, but a perfect confab resulted. Writers appeared from NZ, but also Australia (Michael Rowbotham), Iceland, Finland and the North of the British Isles. Rotorua

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Sisters in Crime Queensland Chapter

Hi Sisters, we’d love to welcome all Queensland crime writers, readers, and enthusiasts to our group. We plan to have a few activities during the year that Sisters outside of Brisbane can hopefully attend, we’ll keep you posted. Connect with us on Facebook and our Google group email for notices (details below). 2019 Meeting dates:

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A criminal conspiracy? Join the Crime Fiction Book Club@The Melbourne Athenaeum Library

The Melbourne Athenaeum Library, a great supporter of Sisters in Crime, runs a crime-fiction book club each month on Monday evening at 5.45pm. New members are very welcome. The group, which selects the titles each year, is comprised of hard boiled fans of the crime fiction genre and the discussion is led by crime fiction insider

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Sign up for Sisters in Crime’s newsletter

Click here  if  you would like to sign up for Sisters in Crime’s e-newsletter, A Stab in the Dark, which comes out every two months or so.  Please also add your state to your name and email address. Apologies  if you signed up at the old newsletter form at the bottom of the  website front

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Announcing the results of the 2018 New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Writing

The New England Writers’ Centre is delighted to announce the results of the 2018 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 three main categories: Fiction, sponsored by the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, University

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