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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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Emily Maguire in conversation with Clementine Ford

Carmel Shute from Sisters in Crime caught up with Emily Maguire who was in conversation with feminist commentator Clementine Ford at Readings Carlton on 14 April. Emily is a well-regarded novellist but An Isolated Incident is her first foray into crime – and let’s hope it’s not her last. It is a crime book with

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Donna Leon talks to Phillip Adams, a great fan, on Radio National

Watching the Detective: Commissario Guido Brunetti cherishes his food, his glass of wine, his smart and acerbic wife, Paola, and many of the sceptical detectives he works with. He’s an intensely civilised character steering his way through the bureaucracy and corruption of Venice – and solving the occasional crime along the way. With Brunetti, author

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Flicks4Chicks International Film Contest

Enter the Flicks4Chicks international film contest and you can literally change the script and write your own. The contest is part of the Different Faces/Different Voices Film Festival developed by Harvard Square Script Writers in collaboration with Women in Film and Video/New England. The contest invites anyone from anywhere in the world to make a

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Aoife Clifford on Radio National

Can’t wait to hear Aoife Clifford speaking to Sisters in Crime about her debut novel All These Perfect Strangers at the Rising Sun Hotel in South Melbourne, 8pm Friday 29 April? Then catch up with her interview with Anna Frey Taylor on Radio National: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksplus/all-these-perfect-strangers-by-aoife-clifford/7311188