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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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Tinder dry fiction: Q&A with Jane Harper

Q&A. Jane Harper has had a meteoric rise as a crime novelist. Last year, she won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and, The Dry, her first novel, was published by Pan Macmillan in June. Rights have already been sold to over twenty territories and it has been optioned for a film

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Chiller Thriller: Q&A with Ann Turner

Q&A. Ann Turner, author of Out of the Ice (Simon & Schuster) tells Robyn Walton, a Sisters in Crime Australia national co-convenor, what makes her Antarctic thriller so chilling. Hi Ann. There’s a lot going on in your second novel, Out of the Ice, and a number of wide-ranging, serious issues are raised. I can’t

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Lucky Me! Q&A with Saba Kapur

Q&A. National Co-convenor Robyn Walton talked to Saba Kapur, author of Lucky Me (Amberjack Publishing, New York, 2016). Lucky Me is a crime mystery for Young Adult readers and a debut novel for Saba, a Melbourne university student. It was launched at Readings bookstore in Hawthorn Melbourne in June 2016. Hi Saba. Let’s look at the

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Dead Men Don’t Order Flake – Deep Fried Crime

Dead Men Don’t Order Flake by Sisters in Crime member Sue Williams was launched by author Angela Savage, another member, before a large and enthusiastic crowd of family, friends and fans on 7 June at Readings Hawthorn. Here’s what Angela had to say: If there was a prize for best book title of the year,

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A force to be reckoned with in Australian bookselling

Congratulations to Deb Force (pictured right with Alana Tailby), Sun Bookshop owner and Sisters in Crime ‘s regular bookseller at Melbourne events, who was recently named joint winner of the 2016 Australian Book Association’s Text Publishing Bookseller of the Year Award. Deb wasn’t able to be at Sisters in Crime’s last event but we entrusted

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A winter launch – Out of the Ice by Ann Turner

What better way to mark the beginning of winter on 1 June (and the return of nippy weather to Melbourne after a long Indian summer) than with the launch of Ann Turner’s new Antarctic thriller, Out of the Ice (Simon & Schuster. Ann joined Sisters in Crime when her first novel, The Lost Swimmer, was

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