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Miss Fisher movie trilogy announced!

The best way to celebrate is to join other Sisters in Crime – and Kerry Greenwood – at SheKilda3 at St Kilda Town Hall this Saturday. After all, that’s where Phyrne was involved in a famous shootout in Murder on Montparnasse. Catch up here.

The Mystery of Agatha’s Disappearance

  Sisters in Crime national co-convenor Robyn Walton gets on Christie’s ‘Blue Train’ at Readings Hawthorn: Sisters in Crime member and literary historian Lucy Sussex interviewed Australian-Vogel award-winning author Kristel Thornell about her new novel, On the Blue Train, on 18 October at Readings Hawthorn. Thornell creates a fictionalised account of the mysterious ‘lost days’

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Hidden Depths with Tania Chandler

Q&A. Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, Robyn Walton, caught up with Tania Chandler about her second crime novel, Dead in the Water (Scribe, Melbourne, 2016, being launched at Readings Carlton on 13 October. Hi, Tania. Congratulations on having your first novel, Please Don’t Leave Me Here, shortlisted for the 2016 Davitt and Ned Kelly

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5 Ways To Be Famous Now with Maurilia Meehan

A big crowd turned up on 7 September at Readings Carlton to hear Gabrielle Carey, author of Moving Among Strangers: Randolph Stow and My Family and most famously co-author of Puberty Blues, launch 5 Ways to be Famous (Transit Lounge) by Hepburn Springs Sisters in Crime member, Maurilia Meehan. Maurilia describes it as “a wickedly

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Getting iced with L A Larkin

Q&A. L A Larkin talks to Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, about Devour (Constable, London, 2016), the first novel in her new Olivia Wolfe thriller series. Hello, L A and thanks for taking our questions. First, let’s get oriented with some “when and where” information. Then we can look at some of

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Mad, bad and dangerous to know – Q&A with Laura Elizabeth Woollett

Q&A. Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, Robyn Walton,spoke to Laura Elizabeth Woollett about The Love of a Bad Man (Scribe, Melbourne and London, 2016), her collection of twelve short pieces recreating real-life crimes from recent history. In each one a woman gives her account of becoming deeply involved with a man drawn to vicious

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And the Neddy goes to…

On Sunday August 28 ACWA – the Australian Crime Writers Association – presented their 21st annual Ned Kelly Awards. The Neddy for Best First Fiction went to Emma Viskic which made it a quadrella for her novel Resurrection Bay, after winning three Davitt Awards the previous night. The Ned Kelly for Best Fiction went to Dave Warner

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Crime with a ‘Mid-West’ Gothic edge: Q&A with Tiffany McDaniel

Q&A. Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, quizzed US author Tiffany McDaniel about her new novel, The Summer that Melted Everything (Scribe, Melbourne, 2016). Hi Tiffany. Congratulations on the publication of your extraordinary novel. As our website readers are fans of crime fiction, I’m going to direct our email conversation towards the

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Carmel Shute to be honoured at Ned Kelly Awards

  The NED KELLY AWARDS shortlist has been announced along with the news that this year the Australian Crime Writers Association will honour our very own Carmel Shute with a Lifetime Achievement Award. As we all know, Carmel – a founder and longest-serving National Co-Convener of Sisters in Crime Australia – has spent a quarter of a

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Solved! The case of Mary Fortune, the pioneering crime writer who vanished

Lucy Sussex, a literary historian, novellist and a long-time member of Sisters in Crime, has solved the mystery of where pioneering crime writer, Mary Fortune, is buried. Jason Steger, The Age’s literary editor, reports: (Courtesy of Fairfax Media.) Sometimes the biggest mysteries have the simplest solutions. That’s certainly the truth in the case of the

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