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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 Last year, she won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript and, The Dry, her first novel, was published by Pan Macmillan in June.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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The violence simmering under the surface of everyday life – Q & A with Emily Maguire

Q&A. Emily talks to Robyn Walton, a national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, about her novel An Isolated Incident (Picador, March 2016), her first foray into crime. Hi Emily and thanks for your time. An Isolated Incident explores the aftermath of the vicious killing of a woman, Bella, with the focus often on the

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More than smoke and mirrors: The latest from ‘True Crime Queen’, Robin Bowles

After a break of a couple of years, Robin Bowles True Crime Queen (and Sisters in Crime Life Member), has been pounding the keyboard with her single arthritic finger, wearing down her blue acrylic nail and writing three books since June last year! The first, Smoke and Mirrors, released in August 2015, deals with the

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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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