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Putting flesh on Sydney’s Ghost Girls: Q&A with Cath Ferla

Q&A. Cath Ferla spoke to Robyn Walton, a National Co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, about her debut novel, Ghost Girls (Echo Publishing, 2016). Spoiler alert: Cath speaks openly about her book so if you haven’t read it, maybe wait to read this until you have… Hi Cath. Let’s start with some questions about appearances

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Her novel may be Missing but Melanie Casey is right here

Melanie Casey speaking at Sisters in Crime in Melbourne in 2013 Q&A. South Australian Melanie Casey is the author of the Cass Lehman psychic sleuth series with Hindsight, Craven and now, Missing, all published by Pantera Press. She spoke to Robyn Walton, national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, about what makes her and her

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Emily Maguire in conversation with Clementine Ford

Carmel Shute from Sisters in Crime caught up with Emily Maguire who was in conversation with feminist commentator Clementine Ford at Readings Carlton on 14 April. Emily is a well-regarded novellist but An Isolated Incident is her first foray into crime – and let’s hope it’s not her last. It is a crime book with

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Donna Leon talks to Phillip Adams, a great fan, on Radio National

Watching the Detective: Commissario Guido Brunetti cherishes his food, his glass of wine, his smart and acerbic wife, Paola, and many of the sceptical detectives he works with. He’s an intensely civilised character steering his way through the bureaucracy and corruption of Venice – and solving the occasional crime along the way. With Brunetti, author

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Flicks4Chicks International Film Contest

Enter the Flicks4Chicks international film contest and you can literally change the script and write your own. The contest is part of the Different Faces/Different Voices Film Festival developed by Harvard Square Script Writers in collaboration with Women in Film and Video/New England. The contest invites anyone from anywhere in the world to make a

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Aoife Clifford on Radio National

Can’t wait to hear Aoife Clifford speaking to Sisters in Crime about her debut novel All These Perfect Strangers at the Rising Sun Hotel in South Melbourne, 8pm Friday 29 April? Then catch up with her interview with Anna Frey Taylor on Radio National: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksplus/all-these-perfect-strangers-by-aoife-clifford/7311188

Ann Cleeves, Shetland

Ann Cleeves might be best known for her Vera novels made in to the wonderful series starring Brenda Blethyn. But she has also created another terrific series set in Shetland with a male detective, Jimmy Perez. In 2006 she won the inaugural Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the richest crime-writing prize in the world, for a novel

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Davitt winner appointed Associate Editor to The Australian

Congratulations to Caroline Overington, winner of Sisters in Crime’s 2015 Davitt Award (Non-Fiction) for Last Woman Hanged (Harper Collins) http://www.harpercollins.com.au/9781460703625/last-woman-hanged on her new job as Associate Editor for The Australian. The appointment is another achievement in Caroline’s already stellar career. She is currently the Associate Editor of the Australian Women’s Weekly and based in Santa

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Deadly debut for Aoife Clifford

A big crowd jammed into Readings Carlton on 2 March for the launch of Aoife Clifford’s debut novel, All These Perfect Strangers, which is being published in March in Australia and in August in the United Kingdom in by Simon & Schuster and in July in the United States by Penguin Random House. Aoife credited

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Donna Leon and the madness of Venice

In case you missed Jane Cadzow’s wonderful article from Good Weekend, on 16 January 2016, here it is: “Donna Leon and the madness of Venice” Millions of readers, including our own PM, have fallen for mystery novelist Donna Leon’s blockbuster Commissario Brunetti series. But it’s not her proudest achievement. Donna Leon steps out of the

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