Three writers joined Natasha Mitchell (RN Life Matters ) at the Sydney Writers’ Festival to discuss women who kill: Caroline Overington, who won the 2015 Davitt (Non-fiction) for Last Woman Hanged: The Terrible True Story of Louisa Collins, Kellinde Wrightson, author of The Notorious Frances Thwaites: The Story of the Brunswick Baby Farmer and Xanthé
Last Woman Hanged takes out 2015’s Davitt Award The Australian Women’s Weekly’s Associate Editor, Caroline Overington, has taken out the top prize in the non-fiction category at this year’s Davitt Awards. The Australian Women’s Weekly’s associate editor Caroline Overington has won the 15th annual Davitt Award for non-fiction crime writing. Caroline, who is based in
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!