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Australian women crime writers taking Hollywood by storm

Rosemary Neill reports in The Australian Weekend Review 24-25 December 2016 on how Australian women crime writers are all the rage in Hollywood. Oz writers hot in Hollywood: Moriarty, Brierley, Snoekstra A scene from HBO’s Big Litlle Lies, based on Liane Moriarty’s nove “It is kind of like a second coming; a bit of a frenzy goes on in

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Fallen Angel: Phoebe Handsjuk

Robyn Walton reports on an event with Robin Bowles where she discussed her latest crime book, Into the Darkness: The Mysterious Death of Phoebe Handsjuk (Scribe, October 2016). The book was launched by Susanna Lobez at SheKilda3. Robin Bowles, a long-time Sisters in Crime member, has been researching and writing about mysterious deaths and disturbing crimes

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Six Scarlet Stiletto e-books launched!

One of the highlights of SheKilda3 was the launch of six e-book collections of winning Scarlet Stiletto stories by Clan Destine Press, 2011-2016. Author and 2011 Scarlet Stiletto winner, Angela Savage, did the honours. Here’s what she had to say To help celebrate 25 years of Sisters in Crime, it’s my pleasure today to launch

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Vale Frances Sutherland

Frances Sutherland, winner of the  Kerry Greenwood Malice Domestic Award in the 2014 Scarlet Stiletto Awards for her story Murder On A Triple Score, has died. (Frances is pictured with Marta Dusseldorp (r).) Sutherland, who lived in Surrey Hills in Melbourne, was a psychologist who worked in disability and aged care services. She succumbed to

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Murder at the Town Hall

All SheKilda3 convention-goers had the opportunity to exercise their creativity by writing the best opening paragraph for a murder mystery story inspired by the ‘body’ and clues in the St Kilda Town Hall Foyer. Prizes were to die for – a bag of crime books donated by Sisters in Crime plus a tea towel and

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Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction goes to Sister in Crime member, Maryanne Ross

Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction goes to Sister in Crime member, Maryanne Ross Sisters in Crime member Maryanne Ross has won the prestigious New England Thunderbolt Prize for Crime Fiction” in both the overall Fiction and Emerging Author categories. Maryanne said, “Prizes like the Thunderbolt and the Scarlet Stiletto help emerging writers feel less like

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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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