Sisters In Crime News

Announcing the results of the 23rd Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards & the special Silver Stiletto Award

True crime author Ruth Wykes (Mornington Peninsula, Vic) took out the 23rd Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Award presented on Saturday night (19 November) at SheKilda3: One-day crime spree, Sisters in Crime’s 25th anniversary convention. To mark the silver anniversary, a special silver stiletto trophy was presented – the winner, Jacqui Horwood (left), a librarian from

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Kerry Greenwood: award-winning author, barrister, baker

Sisters in Crime is totally delighted that Kerry Greenwood is the guest of honour for this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore. Kerry was a founding member of Sisters in Crime and took part in the debate which launched our organisation in 1991. Kerry has won four Davitt Awards and she is

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Petronella McGovern: writer, marketing and communications expert

Sydney-based writer Petronella McGovern is this week’s guest of honour in the Murder Mondays interview conducted by Sisters in Crime national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)           Petronella is fascinated by people – what makes us tick, how we view the world,

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Heather Rose: award-winning writer, public speaker & writing mentor

Sisters in Crime Australia is delighted that Tasmanian award-winning writer Heather Rose, was available to speak to national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)       Heather is also a public speaker, writing mentor and a teacher of creativity and

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Fabulous supporting females

Like many of us, Sydney author, Natalie Conyer,  has been watching a lot of TV crime during the pandemic and it has prompted her to reflect on the wonderful women appearing in supporting roles. _________________________________________________________________ When it comes to women in TV crime, we’re spoilt for choice. From Vera to Veronica Mars, female leads shine.

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Dive deep into watery graves

Authors Megan Goldin and Shona Husk talk with Robyn Walton, Sisters in Crime’s Vice-President, about the watery graves which feature in their novels and why it can be so hard to prove a murder has occurred if it has, and how it can be even harder to solve. (Click on the image below to view.)

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Malla Nunn: award-winning writer and filmmaker

Malla Nunn is the honoured guest for this week’s Murder Monday. National co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, put Malla through her paces. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)                    Malla has an exotic background. Born and raised in Swaziland, Malla attended a boarding school

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Ann Cleeves: award-winning writer & the author behind the TV series Vera and Shetland

Sisters in Crime Australia was totally delighted that Ann Cleeves, whose books have brought Vera and Shetland to the screen, could speak from the UK to national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays interview. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)              Ann has

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Tara Moss: writer, broadcaster, activist, UNICEF Ambassador & vintage clothes creator

Tara Moss is back in Australia on a book tour and Sisters in Crime was lucky to catch up with her for this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore. (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)            Tara has been part of our sisterhood

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Vale Goldie Alexander

St Kilda author, Goldie Alexander, died of cancer this week at the age of 84. Goldie’s first four books were YA novels for Dolly, published under the pseudonym of Gerri Lapin. After that, she wrote more than 90 books, plus many short stories and articles – and garnered an impressive number of awards. Goldie, who

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Sara Paretsky: award-winning writer & founder of Sisters in Crime

Sisters in Crime Australia is thrilled that Sara Paretsky, the founder of Sisters in Crime in the US and the creator of V. I. Warshawski series is our guest for this this week’s Murder Mondays interview with national co-convenor, Karina Kilmore.  (Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.)       

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