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Lifetime Membership Awards presented to Vivienne Colmer, Robin Bowles and Phyllis King

Submitted by Carmel on 24 April 2015 – 7:11pm Sisters in Crime Australia has presented its first Lifetime Membership Awards –  to Vivienne Colmer and Robin Bowles on 13 March and to Phyllis King on 17 April. Each recipient received a red Sisters in Crime Lifetime Membership card and a framed pulp-style book cover designed by

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Bring out the beads! Festival of Phryne

Submitted by Carmel on 17 April 2015 – 5:13pm Series 3 of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries starts 8.30pm Friday 8 May on ABC1 – and it’s part of a much wider Festival of Phryne. Hooray! Returning to Rippon Lea House & Gardens in Melbourne on Friday 1 May is with a major new exhibition featuring

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Launch of Ellie Marney’s, Every Move

Submitted by Carmel on 15 February 2015 – 2:22pm Sisters in Crime members and supporters are warmly welcomed to the launch of Ellie Marney’s, Every Move, the 3rd (and final) book in her Every Young Adult crime series – 6-8pm Monday 16 March – Readings Carlton, 309 Lygon St, Carlton Adele Walsh, the Program Coordinator

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Phryne Fisher and Other Fantasies: The Female Detective in History

Submitted by Carmel on 15 February 2015 – 2:46pm The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) is offering a 10% discount to Sisters in Crime members to attend its inaugural conference at Balmain Town Hall in Sydney on 21-22  March. It is also offering the opportunity to submit an academic paper to a special edition of

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Tribute to Phyllis King and Tanya King-Carmichael from Sisters in Crime Australia

Submitted by Carmel on 24 December 2014 – 4:48pm In late November Sisters in Crime Australia paid tribute to recently retired national co-convenor, Phyllis King, and retiring Davitt Judges wrangler (and former convenor), Tanya King-Carmichael. Fellow convenor, Jessica Fichera, designed pulp-style book cover certificates to honour the mother-daughter team who devoted so much time, energy

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Davitt winner Anna Krien takes out $41,000 UK sports writing award

Submitted by Carmel on 30 November 2014 – 7:33pm Anna Krien, who won the 2014 Sisters in Crime’s Davitt Award for True Crime has won the UK William Hill Sports Book of the Year, only the second woman to do so in the 26-year history of the award. Her book Night Games: Sex, Power and

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Death Comes to P D James

Submitted by Carmel on 28 November 2014 – 10:37pm Sisters in Crime Australia mourns the death of British crime queen, P D James, who died at the age of 94 on Thursday (27 November 2014) at her home in Oxford. James, a public servant, had her first book published at the age of 42 and

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WA writer strikes gold in 21st Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards

Submitted by Carmel on 22 November 2014 – 4:37pm Judith Bridge (centre), a Perth-based short story writer, singer, songwriter, playwright and actor has won the HarperCollins First Prize ($1500) in Sisters in Crime Australia’s 21th Scarlet Stiletto Awards with her short story, “Amy’s Sandal”, an unusual crime tale about a ‘girlwoman’ with mental health issues

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Phryne has a future after series 3

Submitted by Carmel on 22 November 2014 – 6:30pm Good news – Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries has a future after series 3 (currently in production). At last year’s Scarlet Stiletto Awards, Sisters in Crime members were all busy signing a petition to the ABC calling to commission for a 3rd series ofMiss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

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Announcing the shortlist for 21st Scarlet Stiletto Awards

Submitted by Carmel on 11 November 2014 – 7:14pm Twenty-seven short stories by 23 women authors vie for Sisters in Crime Australia’s 21stScarlet Stiletto Awards to be presented by Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King andCrownies, at a gala dinner,6.30pm, Friday 21 November at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre. This year a record 207 short stories competed

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