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Welcome to the Phryneverse – Paddy McCorry

Are you part of the growing phenomenon we call ‘fandom’, a term that refers to a subculture of fans who behave as if the object of their admiration is a real human being. The latest bit of fandom to hit crime lovers is the ‘Phryneverse’, based of course on the gorgeous Phryne Fisher.

Vale Ann Rule, pioneering true crime writer

Sisters in Crime mourns the death of Ann Rule whose book on serial killer Ted Bundy changed the face of true crime writing. William Grimes from the New York Times reported: Ann Rule 1931-2015 Ann Rule’s 1980 study of serial killer Ted Bundy, The Stranger Beside Me, set her on the road to writing dozens

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Shortlist for Sisters in Crime’s 15th Davitt Awards announced

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced its shortlist for its 15th Davitt Awards for best crime books by Australian women. Leading UK crime writer, Sophie Hannah, will present the awards at a gala dinner at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre at 7pm, Saturday 29 August. Prior to the presentations, she will discuss her own life in crime

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Out in time for Davitt Awards ceremony: Clan Destine Press e-book, Force and Fraud by Ellen Davitt

Clan Destine Press announces the ePublication of the historic crime novel, Force and Fraud by Ellen Davitt. Outback Australia in the mid-1800s When rich, domineering squatter Angus McAlpin is murdered, the obvious suspect is the penniless artist, Herbert Lindsey – who wants to marry his daughter, Flora. McAlpin may have proclaimed that Flora would marry Herbert

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Catch up on The Age article: Sisters in Crime hunting for junior writers with grisly tales to tell

Kate Nancarrow, the Education Editor, for Melbourne’s Age newspaper, has published an article about Allen & Unwin’s Youth Award in this year Scarlet Stiletto Awards. Entries are open in the 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Awards and organisers, Sisters in Crime, are looking for young female writers with a passion for murder and mystery to enter the

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Serialised suspense romance, Lethal in Love, starts July 15

On July 15, Penguin Random House begins publishing Lethal in Love, a six-part serialised suspense romance e-book by Michelle Somers, with subsequent episodes released fortnightly after that. The book is available for pre-order so if you order all in advance each episode will download directly to your device on publication. Click here. Sandi Wallace interviewed Michelle

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Simon & Schuster debut book deal for Scarlet Stiletto winner, Aoife Clifford

Congratulations to Scarlet Stiletto winner Aoife Clifford (above at the 2013 Awards’ ceremony) has her debut novel coming out next year with Simon & Schuster in Australia and then in the UK. Aoife won the top Scarlet Stiletto Award in 2007, came second in 2009 and has won numerous other category awards. She also won

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Read the 2014 winning ‘Body in the Library’ Scarlet Stiletto Awards stories

Melbourne’s Athenaeum Library, which has sponsored the ‘body in the library’ prizes in Sisters in Crime’s annual Scarlet Stiletto Award short story competition for the past three years, has published the winning stories from 2014 in e-book format: Winning story: Natalie Conyer – The Book Club             read it here!

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Record $9350 on offer for the 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Awards Crime Short Story Competition

Every Cloud Productions, the producers of the internationally-acclaimed crime drama,Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, has just added another feather to its cloche: sponsorship of the $1500 first prize in the 22nd Scarlet Stiletto Awards, Sisters in Crime Australia’s annual short story competition. Fiona Eagger, who producesMiss Fisher’s Murder Mysterieswith Every Cloud’s co-founder Deb Cox, said that

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BuzzFeed: 18 Reasons Phryne Fisher Is The Badass TV Detective You Need In Your Life

According to Adam Davis from BuzzFeed, Phryne Fisher is a flawless human being who must be celebrated endlessly. It’s not often we run male opinion pieces on the Sisters in Crime website, but Adam does put forward 18 compelling arguments as to why we should all love Phryne and the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, based on

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